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What is Fiberglass and why do fiberglass windows make sense for your Tucson, AZ home?

What is Fiberglass and why do fiberglass windows make sense for your Tucson, AZ home?

Deciding to replace your windows is a task you’ll more than likely have to deal with at some point during your time as a homeowner. With all the options on the market, the search for replacement windows can quickly become a daunting task filled with opinions on which option you should choose. We’re here 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. Before we get started, let’s take a small step back and figure out what fiberglass is exactly.

Fiberglass has been used since the late 30s, and while the most common application is home insulation, fiberglass is used in a vast array 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 various types of resin depending on their application.

Now that we know how fiberglass is made, what makes fiberglass windows so appealing? First, fiberglass windows have higher energy efficiency than aluminum windows due to their construction and ability to retain both hot and cool air. They are also subject to considerably less shrinkage compared to vinyl, so keep that in mind depending on the climate you experience in Tucson.

No matter how far you are into your replacement window search, and whether you settle on vinyl, wood, or fiberglass windows, you need to be fully informed of the decision you’re making. Windows influence your home’s comfort, 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 Tucson Pella showroom at 520-428-0648. Our showrooms have a variety of replacement windows for you to see in person so you can be certain you picked the right option for your house and your budget.

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