The finish on windows is an extremely important factor for their lifespan, which also determines how much time and money can be spent or saved by the homeowner.
Wood windows are wrapped with aluminum cladding to protect the wood from the elements. Sometimes we even hear that, “Exterior aluminum cladding is the most durable.” However, aluminum is 500x more thermal conductive than Infinity’s® Ultrex® fiberglass. Aluminum is known to expand and contract three times greater than Ultrex, which can lead to problems such as joint separation, water infiltration, and premature failure of the window and the surrounding structure. Wood windows require frequent upkeep, especially the exterior finish. Due to the quality that wood has, window degradation is seen at a much faster pace.
Ultrex is the most durable window material that resists bending and flexing. Infinity Fiberglass Replacement Windows are built with the toughness to take on wind, rain, hail, and branches. It is the strongest window framing material in the replacement industry. Marvin’s exclusive and co-extruded acrylic cap stock is unlike anything else compared to its competitors. When considering windows for your home, it’s important to choose a brand that is made to retain their original beauty.
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