Window Materials

Window Materials

You have many options when it comes to selecting Billings MT replacement windows, and the replacement window experts at Big Sky Exterior Design can help you choose the best products for your home. Here is an overview of the window frame materials you can choose from and their benefits.

Vinyl

Windows manufactured from vinyl represent the largest market share in the replacement window business. High-quality structural vinyl is affordable, strong and provides very good energy savings, with moderate to high R-values to help reduce heating and cooling costs.

Economical cost
No painting or maintenance required
Outstanding energy efficiency
Wide variety of styles
Custom fit and sizing

Fiberglass

Thanks to advanced manufacturing techniques, fiberglass windows are among the strongest and most energy-efficient windows available. Fiberglass window components are extremely durable and can be readily fabricated and customized. The resins comprising fiberglass window components are smooth and capable of accepting a wide variety of custom, color-through colors.

Stronger than wood or vinyl
Better insulating properties than wood
Maintenance-free and rot-proof
Expands and contracts uniformly, allowing the frame to maintain its integrity
Can be painted after installation

Wood

Wood windows are popular for custom window jobs that require unique design specifications. Wood can be painted to match any exterior color, but must be painted regularly to avoid undesirable chipping and exposure which can lead to rot. Wood windows have better insulative properties than metal, but fall short of vinyl and fiberglass.

Can be painted or stained
Wide variety of sizes to choose from
Does not attract condensation like a metal frame
Adds value and traditional appeal

Aluminum

Aluminum was the first type of replacement window available and continues to be one of the strongest window materials offered. Aluminum windows do not offer the high level of energy efficiency found in wood, vinyl or fiberglass windows. However, aluminum windows can be an acceptable alternative for the budget-conscious homeowner. Aluminum is often used as an exterior shell to strengthen wood windows, creating what is known as “clad” windows.

Affordable
Weather-resistant and will not rust
Blocks noise better than other window material types
Can be painted

Composite

Composite frames combine the low maintenance of vinyl with the strength and stability of wood. Their resistance to warping, rotting and heat transfer make them a great choice for busy homeowners who prefer the look of wood without the maintenance hassles.

Look of wood with performance of vinyl
Outstanding energy efficiency
No painting or maintenance required
Available in custom colors and sizes
Priced between vinyl and wood

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