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What is Fiberglass and why do fiberglass windows make sense for your Kelowna, B.C. home?

What is Fiberglass and why do fiberglass windows make sense for your Kelowna, B.C. home?

Replacing your windows is something that you’ll more than likely have to deal with at least once throughout your time as a homeowner. With all the options available, the search for replacement windows can quickly become an intimidating task filled with opinions on the best option you can select. We’re here to help make your replacement window search a little simpler by providing you with the information you want.

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 around since the late 30s, and while the most common application is home insulation, fiberglass is used in a vast selection of products today, including as a fix for automobile damage. Fiberglass itself is composed of thin fibers of glass that are woven together and are commonly 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 popular? For starters, 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 considerably less shrinkage compared to vinyl, so keep that in mind depending on the climate you experience in Kelowna.

No matter what stage of the window replacement process you’re in, and whether you select vinyl, wood, or fiberglass windows, you need to be fully informed of your choice. Windows impact the comfort of your home, after all, and your comfort is our priority. So if you have any questions in your search for replacement windows, feel free to reach out to your Kelowna Pella showroom at 250-863-7902. Our showrooms have a variety of replacement windows for you to see in person so you can be sure you have the right option for your family and your budget.

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