In the last few years, fiberglass windows have made a splash in the window market. They are more widely known and becoming more widely purchased. That said, many homeowners are wary of fiberglass windows. And because of several myths, homeowners worry these products will not meet their expectations. If you are looking at replacement windows in Long Beach, CA here are a few misconceptions you can’t believe about fiberglass windows:
Myth 1. Fiberglass Windows are Too New
Many homeowners hesitate to try fiberglass windows because they are new to the market compared to aluminum, wood, and even vinyl. People don’t realize the patent for fiberglass windows dates back to 1946. Technologies have come leaps and bounds since then, and over the years fiberglass windows have developed into some of the best products on the market. They are well insulated, dimensionally stable, and weather resistant. They have had plenty of time to prove their value.
Myth 2. Fiberglass Windows are Not Efficient
There are many factors that contribute to the efficiency of new windows including the size, style, and glazing. But the material you choose for the frames is a big contributor as well. Fiberglass does not shrink, expand, warp, or rot like other window materials. The material remains rigid and stable, the seals stay intact. As a result, they do not lose as much energy through the assembly and keep insulating properties longer.
Myth 3. Fiberglass Windows are High Maintenance
Because fiberglass windows are so durable they are also very low maintenance. Though fiberglass windows can look like wood, they should not be mistaken for their counterparts. If you so choose, you can paint your fiberglass windows and refinish them every couple of years to keep the look fresh. But fiberglass does not need to be painted. You can get a beautiful factory finish on your new windows in a variety of colors that will last for 30 years or more without peeling, chipping, or fading. Routine washing with mild detergent and water will keep these frames looking new.
Myth 4. Fiberglass Windows Won’t Last Long
Quite the contrary. These products are not brittle. They are built to last. They are strong in both modulus and tensile strength. In fact, they are almost eight times stronger than vinyl and can outlive most vinyl products as much as 38%.
Myth 5. Fiberglass Windows are Too Expensive
Several factors combine to determine the cost of new windows including the style, size, material and glazing options. But ultimately, fiberglass replacement windows are a better long-term investment.
If you are looking at replacement windows in Long Beach, CA and have questions about fiberglass windows, contact us today. Our team at Seaport Windows and Doors can help you find the right products for your needs and your budget. Our main focus is product development, and these are exciting times in the industry. Call us today at (714) 220-3939 to set up an appointment. Or stop by our location at 4201 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720.