When you purchase new windows for you house, you should replace not just the glass, but the frame around the window as well in order to ensure the best fit and longevity of your new windows. Here is a quick rundown of the three best types of window frames for your house.
#1 Wood Window Frames
Wood window frames can be custom made to fit whatever unique window arrangement you want to have in your home. Wood windows frames often have a very classic look to them. You can have plain wood window frames installed, or you can have custom-carved window frames installed for a completely unique look.
With wood window frames, you can vary the color. You can stain the window frame whatever color you like and you can even paint it. You are going to need to do this every few years in order to ensure that the window frame stays well-sealed; however, this allows you to change the look of the frame and your house whenever you want to.
Wood frames are great because they do not conduct heat. That means when you put your hand near your wood window frame, you shouldn't feel the cold or hot from the outside of your home.
#2 Vinyl Window Frames
Vinyl window frames are also a great choice for your new windows. Vinyl is a very durable and strong material. The frame itself should not crack, peel, bend or warp over time, even if you live in an area with extreme or intense weather conditions. The material stands up well against all types of material.
Vinyl window frames can also be made to look like wood window frames. The big difference between vinyl and wood window frames though is the original color you choose is what you are going to have for the life of your window. Vinyl can not be painted or stained, so you need to be sure that you like the color of the window frame that you choose.
Like wood frames, vinyl window frames also do not conduct heat, which will increase the overall energy-efficiency of your window frames.
#3 Fiberglass Window Frames
Finally, there are fiberglass window frames. Fiberglass window frames offer all of the benefits of both wood and vinyl window frames without any of the downsides. They do not crack, peel or warp over time, no matter the type of climate that you live in. Fiberglass window frames do not expand and contract when the weather warms up and cools do.
Fiberglass window frames are also very energy efficient; they don't conduct heat and will help reduce heat loss around your windows.
Finally, fiberglass window frames can be painted, so if you don't like the color or change your decorating preferences over the years, you can change how your windows look.Share
9 March 2017
Every year, I make a list of spring cleaning tasks. Unfortunately, I’m a procrastinator. Therefore, I rarely complete every item on my extensive list. This year, I plan to start my spring cleaning early. One of the tasks I’m passionate about is cleaning windows. When I get finished with my windows, I want them to appear invisible due to their level of cleanness. To accomplish this task, I use both over-the-counter window cleaners and natural cleaning agents. To reduce the incidence of smudges, you can wipe your windows down with a newspaper. On this blog, you will learn how to clean your windows before spring arrives.