It is essential to make sure that you have the right windows for your home, to keep the cold and heat at bay and maintain a constant temperature. After all, windows and doors play a major role in regulating the temperature in the house. And it is not only important to have well-insulated windows and doors, but also to make sure that they are properly installed.
With so many options on the market, it can be difficult for buyers to figure out what they need and to choose the best windows for their homes.
Here are some details from a Lincoln replacement windows specialist about the top 5 materials for window carpentry that can be a good starting point in your research.
PVC is now the most popular material for window carpentry due to its high efficiency compared to traditional materials (wood). Profiles made of PVC are very reliable and resistant, and allow easy handling. Windows made of PVC are very versatile and meet many needs in terms of functionality and design. Moreover, this material provides very good insulation, low heat transfer and easy maintenance.
For increased strength and durability, there are also aluminum-plated PVC windows. This combination of materials adds extra protection and benefits.
- Natural wood
Wood is a less common choice nowadays in the window manufacturing industry because of its lower durability, compared to other materials. However, wood is a traditional material that many people still prefer, especially those who appreciate the unique charm of natural materials. Nowadays, manufacturers use multilayer timber, which ensures increased durability and removes many of the disadvantages of the old wooden windows.
Windows made of aluminum are most often found in commercial or industrial buildings. They provide durability and versatility in relation to the outside temperatures, being a material that is easy to integrate into the construction. Aluminum windows are resistant and allow decorative painting or finishing options.
Composite wood or plasticized wood, known as WPC (Wood Plastic Composite) was invented in Japan, in 1976, and its composition includes wood flour (over 50%) and plastic, a mixture stabilized against UV radiation, molds and insects.
Due to its exceptional resistance to atmospheric conditions, WPC products are the ideal solution for multiple applications, including modern windows frames. WPC windows are considered a very good alternative to wooden windows.
Composite materials reinforced with fiberglass are increasingly popular, and specialists consider them to be the best solution to enjoy all the advantages offered by the other window materials: excellent aesthetic properties, easy maintenance, strength and durability, as well as great performance when it comes to energy efficiency.
Use quality measurement and installation services!
When it comes to windows, the carpentry, the glass sheet and the hardware must be of high quality in order for you to be able to enjoy the general advantages of the products you have purchased. But it is not just the quality that matters, but also the right measurement and installation services.
Specifically, it is important that the measurements are taken by qualified people, not by you, so that the windows fit perfectly. Moreover, the installation must also be done by a team of specialists, to ensure the achievement of perfect results and to benefit from the product warranty.