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High Quality Replacement Windows and Their Lifespan

As is true with most things, windows, unfortunately, do not last forever. However, if you choose the right high end replacement windows, they can last for several years. A window’s lifespan entirely depends on the type and quality of materials used in its construction. In this post, we will cover the different type of materials used and how they withstand different types of weather.

Each type of material used for window construction bestows different lifespans and levels of care Window life expectancy is severely reduced without proper care and regular maintenance. High quality replacement windows can last for years if they are properly maintained. The three common types of window materials are wood, vinyl, and fiberglass, which we will explore in more detail below.

Wood windows are unique in that they provide benefits of natural wood, such as strength and beauty. It is the original type of material used in the construction of windows and allows for a wider variety of paint or stain to be utilized upon your home. However, wood windows are more vulnerable to the outside elements, and thus require more attention and maintenance than other, more durable types of window material.

Fiberglass windows are much more durable against the effects of weather. Because of the nature of the material, fiberglass windows expand and contract at the same rate as the glass panes inside of them and are therefore less prone to seal failure. This function of fiberglass windows make them more appealing to homeowner that reside in areas of the country with extreme hot or cold climates. Because of this durability, the windows are low-maintenance and require less attention, making them a popular option for homeowners.

Vinyl windows are another durable option for those who don’t want the burden of care and maintenance that comes with wooden windows. While they are the most cost-effective, this fact does not diminish the overall quality. The compound with which vinyl windows are constructed are heavily resistant to corrosion, and also allow homeowners relief from the extensive care and maintenance of wood windows.

If you are looking to replace your current windows, look no further than Shield Building Products. We carry Miami Dade County approved impact windows and doors, and our windows have several customizable options.Contact Shield BP today!