Fiberglass is a frame material known for it’s strength, durability and performance. As a building material, fiberglass is nothing new. It’s been floating boats and adding strength to ladders for years. But, until recently, the complex profiles required for window designs have been impossible to attain with fiberglass. Innovative window manufacturers have solved these challenges and today you can buy fiberglass windows and patio doors designed to maintain their beauty in every season, in any climate. Fiberglass is impervious to water, cold, heat, insects, salt air and ultraviolet rays—all the traditional enemies of windows and doors.
Unlike wood, fiberglass frames won’t crack from dryness, swell, peel or warp. What’s more, because fiberglass frames are essentially glass fibers and resin, the frames expand and contract very little and at approximately the same rate as glass. This puts less stress on the seals and increases their life and effectiveness. Fiberglass also is popular because, just like a wood window frame, you can paint it. But there is one important difference—you don’t need to treat a fiberglass frame with toxic preservatives to prevent rot and decay, and it won’t deteriorate if the paint gets scraped off or otherwise damaged. Fiberglass frames are also popular because a wood veneer can be added to the interior.
This gives you the best of both worlds: the durability of a fiberglass frame exterior and the warmth and beauty of a wood interior. Generally more expensive than windows and doors made out of vinyl or aluminum, fiberglass windows and patio doors can be a better value over time. Their attractiveness adds greater value to your home than these other window materials. Equally important, their durability and long life enable them to hold their value for years.
At Elegant Windows and Doors we strive to deliver and install the best windows possible for our clients. This is no different when it comes to Fiberglass windows, which we have a variety of in order to complete any new or window replacement project. With over a decade of experience, we know what it takes to make your project exactly as you’d like and settle for nothing less but your satisfaction. We have a variety of models that can fit any type of style or look that you are going for, browse our catalogs for some ideas or inspiration. Choose Elegant Windows and Doors, family owned since the beginning, for your window needs.
Fiberglass windows are stronger than vinyl windows and are more affordable for than wooden windows. They are also unaffected by the changing of the weather, such as hot or cold temperature or rainfall. Their strength and durability will give them a long lasting life span, and they are able to look new for longer periods of time as a result. Maintenance isn’t necessary besides cleaning from time to time, making them very easy to manage.
Compared to vinyl and wood, Fiberglass windows are very energy efficient. Based on studies conducted, windows that are the most energy efficient were fiberglass. For those that care about the environment, we suggest that you check out fiberglass for your home improvement project. Also, they have superior durability while not compromising style. Frames create a sleek and attractive look, while lasting for a long time. There’s more space for glass due to the thin frames, allowing light and the outdoor scenery to shine through. Fiberglass windows are very low maintenance, allowing homeowners to not have to worry about denting, rusting, warping, or rotting.
One of the benefits of having Fiberglass windows is the little amount of maintenance that is needed to keep them looking new and clean. They do not require much, but it is important to clean them from time to time to make sure that they look as they did when they were installed. It is advised that some care is taken every few years in order to help your windows last as long as possible and to preserve their sleek look for as long as possible. In most cases, dirt and grime will wash away with the help of steady rainfall.
Be sure to take extra care when climbing in order to reach your windows. It is safe to clean the glass with typical glass cleaners that are non-amonia. You can do this using a lint free cloth or paper towel, gently wipe the glass with a bit of cleaner. To clean the frames it is important to make sure that whatever cloth you are using is non abrasive as you do not want to scrape the frames. These can include a soft cloth, microfiber cloth, sponge, or soft-bristled brush. To remove dirt or grime use a solution of mild washing detergent and warm water. Once done cleaning, rinse the window with warm water and then dry with a dry cloth. It is advised to avoid cleaning your windows in direct sunlight.
If you are worried about causing damage to your windows by cleaning them yourself, have too many to clean, or do not want to do it yourself, there are companies that will do it for you. There are dozens in the California area, feel free to ask us about maintenance and we would be happy to help. The window cleaners would take absolute care to ensure that your windows are left greatly improved and in tact. As professionals, they will follow precise care procedures that are meant to preserve the longevity of the windows while also getting them as clean as possible. Prices vary from place to place, it is best to call for a quote and compare your options.
Elegant Windows & Doors is a family owned and operated business that strives to deliver the very best services that are affordable and professional. We are proud to be a highly rated window company that use the very best materials possible. Our customer’s satisfaction is our top priority and do whatever possible to ensure that our client’s are happy with our service and our product.
We are proud to serve the Los Angeles area and come to you when providing our services. If you live in the LA area, we will gladly come to your home or business to discuss your project and needs and create a seamless experience. After our initial consultation, we will give you a free estimate of the expected cost.
With a decade of knowledge, we can confidently say that we will provide top quality service using the very best materials. We are a knowledgeable team with expertise that will help us deliver the best experience and make your project exactly as you wish.