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Fiberglass windows

Posted by DomiNation (My Page) on
Tue, May 14, 13 at 19:51

I posted earlier about how we are having all of our windows redone with complete installs (down to the studs). At the time of that posting, I was considering Vinyl and Fibrex. From the education I've been receiving, I'm now intrigued by fiberglass. Sounds like lots of people recommend Marvin windows that are fiberglass. Why is this a better choice than vinyl and do fiberglass windows have as many options to make the interior match a wood grain?


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RE: Fiberglass windows

Marvin Integrity is available in a Ultrex (pultruded fiberglass) exterior and a real wood interior and is a solid choice for a window.


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RE: Fiberglass windows

The Integrity with wood interior is a good choice. IMO, fiberglass is not necessarily a better choice than vinyl, just offers different pros and cons. If you want a real wood interior or paintable product it is good. The higher end vinyl will generally best it in performance and warranty, but there are some products out there such as lnline that offer excellent numbers.


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RE: Fiberglass windows

I'd agree. There are some nice fg windows out there, but you are typically gonna pay a premium simply because it is "not vinyl", so I really recommend it only when you need one of those unique options that you can't get from vinyl unless you get a fabulous deal.


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RE: Fiberglass windows

Thanks for the feedback.


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RE: Fiberglass windows

DomiNation,

If you are in Wisconsin, you won't find a better contractor to deal with (in my opinion) than HomeSealed. He has all of the options listed above at his disposal and you can choose what is the right option for your home and aesthetic preferences.


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