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What is Fiberglass and why do fiberglass windows make sense for your Newport, Rhode Island home?

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Having to replace your windows is a home improvement you’ll more than likely have to deal with at least once throughout your time as a homeowner. With all the options out there, the hunt for replacement windows can quickly become a major task filled with opinions on which option is best for you. We want to help make your replacement window search a little simpler by providing you with the information you need.

You’ve most likely landed here because you want to learn more about your fiberglass window options. First we’ll take a small step back and determine what fiberglass is exactly.

Fiberglass has been around since the late 30s, and while the most common application is home insulation, fiberglass is used in a vast variety of products today, including as a fix for automobile damage. Fiberglass itself is made of thin fibers of glass that are woven together and are usually used with certain types of resin depending on their application.

Now that we have a little more understanding of what fiberglass is composed of, why are fiberglass windows so appealing? To begin wiith, fiberglass windows have better energy efficiency than aluminum windows due to their construction and ability to retain both hot and cool air. They are also subject to less shrinkage compared to vinyl, so keep this in mind based on your climate in Newport.

No matter what stage of the window replacement process you’re in, and whether you settle on vinyl, wood, or fiberglass windows, you need to be fully informed of the decision you’re making. Your comfort is at stake, after all, and your comfort is our priority. So if you have any questions in your search for replacement windows, please reach out to your Newport Pella showroom at 401-314-0814. Our showrooms have a variety of replacement windows for you to look at so you can be positive you’ve chosen the right option for your house and your budget.