Common Materials for Windows and Doors

Selecting new windows and doors for your home can be a frustrating feat. That’s because there are literally hundreds of different styles and options out there for you to choose from. The most important choice to be made is the material. As far as windows and doors go, there are four main materials that you’ll have to choose from, depending on your usage needs.
Aluminum windows are primarily used in commercial applications. They are very strong. However, aluminum easily conducts heat and cold, and is not recommended for residential use.
Fiberglass is superior to other window and door materials. Not only is it maintenance free, but also has exceptional thermal and energy-saving performance
Vinyl windows offer excellent insulation value, never need painting or scraping, and do not rot. The new construction market has started installing vinyl windows in new homes as part of an effort to market a more maintenance free home.
Wood windows are the conventional choice for new construction. Most people discover that as the years pass, wood window and door products require a lot of maintenance, including painting and caulking. In the end, most wooden windows eventually give way to rot and need replacing.
At Bordner, we have a select number of window and door manufacturers that we trust for all of our installations. Call us at 816-303-0510 for a consultation and to see examples of our previous window and door installations.
Images from ProVia Door and Infinity from Marvin

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