What types of materials are used in the construction of window frames?
Window frames come in a variety of materials that possess different benefits and advantages for the homeowner. The location of your home as well as the material it’s made from may play a role in the type of material you choose. Among the types of material available in the manufacturing of window frames are: wood, aluminum, vinyl, fiberglass and various composite materials that can be environmentally friendly.
Wood is a classic material that can restore a traditional look to your wood home. Aluminum has the advantage of being lightweight yet strong.
Vinyl is low cost and low maintenance and can be painted in almost any color to match the rest of your home.
Fiberglass provides excellent insulation (particularly when the frame is also filled with fiberglass as well) and composite materials can include wood that has been recycled, making them environmentally friendly.