What Is The Best Material For Window Frame?

In the current window market, there are several materials used to make windows and doors. They are wood, aluminum, steel, vinyl, fiberglass or clad wood (combination of wood and another material). Choosing the right material for your windows affect the energy bills and aesthetics you will have. Below are some factors that you need to consider.

Factors To Consider Before Deciding Window Frame Material

Location: The location of your house affect your decision. Wood windows are for cold area and aluminum for tropical area. You are making mistakes for selecting wood windows for tropical areas.

Housing Style: A historic home and a modern home require different material and design to match the housing styles. Windows need to be in harmony with the entire housing.

Budget: Eventually, your budget is the key element for you to make the final decision. Vinyl and aluminum is budget-friendly when comparing with wood and fiberglass.

Various Window Frame Material

You are curious to know the pros and cos of different materials after you go through the above factors. Here we list some popular window frame material to provide a helpful hand.

Wood

Wood is beautiful and trendy, it can last for years. Every wood texture is natural and unique. And you don’t worry about the energy efficiency or condensation. However, wood might shrink and expand or rot, it does need maintenance to keep its good appearance.

Aluminum

Aluminum is durable, strong, low maintenance, and easy of finishing, which is widely used in modern housing. Aluminum can have a narrow or slim frame due to its great strength, which perfectly matches modern house. Considering the properties of metal, you need to make sure the aluminum is with a thermal barrier between the inside and outside aluminum to improve its energy efficiency, which is also known as thermal break aluminum or thermally broken aluminum.

Vinyl

Vinyl windows are the most budget-friendly window frame. Vinyl doesn’t have to be painted and has great insulation. However, it doesn’t look modern or close to nature, which makes it sometimes hard to match your housing style. And it warps in hot climates.

Aluminum Clad Wood

With wood interior and aluminum exterior, aluminum clad wood windows keep the benefits of wood windows and ease your worry with protection of exterior aluminum. In other words, it combines the advantages of wood and aluminum while eliminating their drawbacks.

Choosing the right material for your window frame isn’t an easy job. With rich experience in windows manufacturing process and design, Doorwin window experts would like to help with your window projects. Contact us at www.doorwingroup.com or email us at support@doorwingroup.com or vincent@doorwingroup.com.

 

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