Once upon a time, all windows were made from wood. Eventually, cost effectiveness replaced most wood windows with a new option: vinyl. However, a new name in window manufacturing is here, and it brings back wood’s beautiful style alongside an improvement on all of vinyl’s attributes. Fiberglass replacement windows are becoming the new standard for homeowners across the country, and here are some reasons why.
Marvin’s Ultrex fiberglass is eight times stronger than vinyl, which is important for all environments, but especially shoreside properties and regions with hurricane building codes.
They expand and contract less
Cold climates can lead to serious trouble with window materials that expand and contract too much with temperature fluctuations. Want your windows to last? Ultrex fiberglass has an expansion rate 833 percent lower than vinyl’s.
They’ve got better UV resistance and stability
Ultraviolet light can damage the coloring of windows over time, but with Ultrex, homeowners have five times the UV resistance of vinyl windows. Ultrex is also thermoset, which means the window materials are cured using an irreversible chemical reaction. Even at extreme temperatures, these windows won’t lose their shape. Whereas, vinyl are thermoplastic, which can soften, melt or sag in extreme heat.
Aesthetics are important. When you buy beautiful windows, you don’t expect unsightly welding marks in the corner. Unfortunately, this is a feature in most vinyl windows. Ultrex solves this issue without a blemish, thanks to cleanly, chemically bonded corners.
They offer a better view
When you’re caught up in technicalities and measurements, it’s easy to forget that windows are all about the view. With their narrower yet stronger frame, Ultrex fiberglass windows from Marvin offer you more to see and let in more sunlight. At the end of the day, that’s reason enough to make the switch to these fiberglass replacement windows.
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