Posted 15 May 2017
Choosing replacement windows for your Naperville home is an important investment, so it’s important to ensure that you bring home the right model the first time. By paying special attention to important factors you can ensure that the windows you select are the perfect fit for your home and lifestyle. One of these important factors is the type of window material you choose to purchase. Your material plays a major role in windows’ energy efficiency, upkeep costs, and durability. Still, with so many popular window materials on the market, it can be difficult to know which is the right choice for your home. That’s why we’ve created a short buyer’s guide to provide you with some background information for materials like wood, vinyl, and fiberglass for your next Naperville, IL replacement windows project.
Wooden windows are the original frame materials and continue to be a favorite among homeowners due to their classically warm look and feel. Wooden windows come in a wide variety of species and tones, making it easy for them to compliment any home. In the event that a homeowner cannot find the specific style they are looking for, wooden windows can easily be customized by simply painting or staining the windows to match their color needs. One of the few downsides of wooden windows is the amount of upkeep and maintenance they require. Wooden windows need to be peeled, sanded, painted and stained at least once a year, more in particularly humid climates.
Homeowners that love the aesthetic appeal of wooden windows but would like a more durable and energy efficient option should take a closer look at fiberglass windows. Not only are these windows virtually indistinguishable from wooden windows, but they also require very little upkeep and maintenance. The one downside that many have associated with fiberglass windows is their high price tag, making the windows out of reach for some homeowners.
Vinyl windows were introduced in the early 1970’s as a more affordable alternative to other window materials on the market. Since then the material has managed to hold onto its title as the most affordable window material on the market, but don’t be fooled by these windows’ low price tags, they also host a variety of benefits including energy efficiency, weather resistance, and lasting durability.
Still not sure which window material is the right choice for your home? Schedule a free consultation with a Dilworth Windows & Doors team member who will help you identify the unique needs of your home and the window material that will best fulfill those needs. Our team makes customer service a top priority and will gladly answer any questions you have regarding window materials or a potential project you have in mind. To schedule your free consultation today give us a call at (630) 960-4300 or visit us in person at our showroom located at 223 N Cass Ave Westmont, IL 60559. We look forward to helping you with all of your window needs!