The 4 Biggest Myths Of Fiberglass Windows
If you are in the market for new windows you may be considering several types of replacements windows, such as wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. In your search you may have come across a couple of downsides to fiberglass replacement windows. However, fiberglass replacement windows are an often misunderstood window type. Majic Window has compiled a list of the most common fiberglass misconceptions here.
Myth 1: Fiberglass is very brittle allowing for easy cracks and chips.
Fact: Generally speaking, fiberglass windows are more impact resistant than any other replacement window material you will find on the market. Unlike traditional wood and vinyl windows, fiberglass windows can be up to 8 times stronger than vinyl windows. Moreover, because vinyl is thermoplastic it will become brittle over time.
Myth 2: Fiberglass windows must be painted and the paint peels easily.
Fact: Fiberglass does in fact offer far more generous color and finish selections in comparison to vinyl, but this does not mean that fiberglass windows have to be painted. As a matter of fact, raw fiberglass demonstrates UV resistance without any finish makeover. The purpose of painting is only to give homeowners options to customize their windows to enhance their existing design. Additional coats may be applied, but this is only done as an additional measure to ensure that the windows will have an unfading, fresh look for a long time.
Myth 3: Fiberglass is only strong in tensile strength which does not apply to windows.
Fact: Fiberglass is not only strong in tensile strength, but it is also strong in modulus strength. Fiberglass windows are 8 times stronger than vinyl, 3.5 times stronger than wood/vinyl composites, and 3 times stronger than wood.
Myth 4: Fiberglass windows are too new in the market place to have a proven track record.
Fact: This is certainly not the case as patents for fiberglass windows actually date as far back as 1946. Majic Windows alone has been installing fiberglass windows for over 12 years now with an ongoing commitment to incredible quality and service. Our windows speak for themselves. Just take a look at our customer testimonials (Link to customer testimonials tab).
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