Consider Fiberglass Windows as an Energy-Efficient Window Option


| 11/6/2015 11:33:00 AM


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Energy-Efficient Windows

In recent years, attempts to reduce personal carbon footprint have helped homeowners and builders to find a sustainable solution in fiberglass windows. Fiberglass windows demonstrate outstanding energy efficiency because they embody much less energy than vinyl, wood, and other composite window materials through low-emissivity coatings which control the transfer of warm or cool air from your home to the outside. Fiberglass windows contain between 60% to 85% silica sand, a raw material that is considered to be one of the most abundant resources on earth.

Turning silica sand into the molten glass frames involves melting and spinning silica sand into glass fibers and recycling the excess for other practical purposes. Not only are these windows 100 percent recyclable, they are also known for consuming 39 percent less production energy than their vinyl counterparts.

Fiberglass Windows in House

Stronger than Wood, Vinyl, and Other Window Materials

Fiberglass windows are also unsusceptible to many of the weaknesses found in wood and vinyl windows. Immune to dramatic thermal expansion and contraction, fiberglass windows expand at the rate of glass and do not chip, crack, or create leaking points for air to escape from the house.




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