Composite Replacement Windows
Composite windows are newer comparitive to vinyl windows, which have been around for decades. These windows are made from a blend of materials including resin & fiberglass, making the window frame flexible yet strong. Composite, also called cellular PVC, windows are a great option for homeowners that want wood windows becuse they give a true profile and end look of wood, but don't have the expensive price tag or ongoing maintenance.
Composite vs Vinyl Windows
Composite windows are made from the same material used to make Vinyl windows, polyvinyl chloride. The difference is that Composite windows are manufactured in a way that makes the components solid. While vinyl windows are primarily hollow, composite windows feature a foam or cell-structure internally that makes them stronger than their Vinyl counterpart. This means composite windows can be nailed, sawed and fabricated like wood. The architectural componets are also manufactured to look & function like wood. This means that the brickmould, sill, jamb and sash rails used will give you the wood look without the maintenance.
Composite windows require very minimal maintenance and do not rot, decay, splinter or absorb moisture. Simply wipe them down with a cloth to keep them looking like new.
One of our favorite features of composite windows is their adaptability. Homeowners don't have to be married to a certain color profile when they choose composite windows. Composite windows can be painted to match interior trip as needed and come with a 10 year warrantied primer coat.
One major factor to consider when choosing a window is loss of glass space. Vinyl windows have their own frame and insert into the existing frame of the wood window after sashes are removed. Essentially, you would remove the glass from the wood window and install a new enclosed window where the glass was. This can result in significant loss of glass space and in turn, loss of natural life. When replacing wood windows, composite is one of the best options to give that real wood look without the loss of glass space.
Contact Us For A Free Estimate
If you're looking to replace wood windows or upgrade your current windows, composite is one of the best options to give you that real wood look without the future maintenance and high price tag. Contact EntryPoint Doors today to learn more about the benefits of Composite windows compared to other options or get a free estimate. You're also welcome to visit our hassle-free showroom, where you can see and touch actual products and make an educated decision about your replacement windows.