With such a wide variety of styles and materials available, finding the right windows for your Dallas home can be a difficult process. While window styles are a matter of personal preference, window materials play a major role in the functionality and benefits associated with your windows. Here, we will be discussing each of the window materials available (wood, fiberglass, vinyl and aluminum) and what homeowners can expect from their material choice.
With the original wooden material, wood windows are a favorite among homeowners due to their rich tones and variety of species. Wood windows come with an aesthetic value that’s difficult to beat thanks to their warm, natural style. Wood windows are also remarkably customizable as they can easily be stained or painted in any way to suit the homeowner’s needs. While some homeowners may find the upkeep required for wooden windows to be a hassle, many are fine with the peeling, sanding, staining and painting needed every 1—2 years.
Fiberglass windows were created to offer the same aesthetic appeal as wood windows and recent advancements have made them virtually indistinguishable. In fact, many homeowners cannot tell the difference between wood and fiberglass windows. Fiberglass windows also require less upkeep than wood windows and offer longer lasting durability. While this window material may come with a higher price tag, those who can afford the cost will receive many benefits from fiberglass windows.
Currently the most widely purchased window material in the country, vinyl windows were introduced in the early 1970’s as an affordable alternative to other windows on the market. Since then, these windows have received recognition for their energy efficient qualities and low maintenance requirements. In addition to these benefits, vinyl windows also continue to offer the lowest prices on the market while offering homeowners the opportunity to increase their resale value.
This metal material is a favorite among designers and architects thanks to their light weight and lasting durability. Aluminum windows are one of the strongest materials on the market and can easily be found in just about any size. Typically treated to be weather resistant, aluminum windows stand up well against harsh elements and reduce the chance of drafts or other damage occurring within the frame. One downfall of Aluminum windows is the amount of heat they hold as a metal material, which could make things uncomfortable for homeowners living in warmer climates like those found in Dallas.
The window material that’s best for your home is dependent upon your specific goals as a homeowner. It’s important to think about your specific needs prior to purchasing your windows. Are you more concerned with aesthetic appearance or energy efficient windows Dallas, TX? How much time are you willing to spend on maintenance and upkeep? What type of budget are you working with? These questions will help you determine which material is right for you. If not, it always helps to speak with one of our window and door professionals by calling (214) 319—8400 or visiting us in person at 1350 N Buckner Blvd #216 Dallas, TX 75218.