There are several different types of Milpitas, CA replacement windows frames that you can use for your replacement windows. Preference and functionality are the two main considerations when you are choosing the type of window frame to have installed for your replacement windows.
Some types of window frames are better in more temperate climates, while other types of window frames fare well in climates that have much hotter temperatures in the summer and much colder temperatures in the winter. Other climate factors, such as frequent high winds, will be a factor in choosing the best type of window frame for your home.
Wood has been the traditional type of material used for window frames. The advantages of wood window frames are that they provide adequate insulation, give a warm feel to your home, and they can be painted or stained, giving you a wide range of color options. The disadvantage of wood window frames is that time and weather erode them. Water in wood window frames can eventually lead to the wood rotting, and heat and sunlight can expand the wood and cause cracks and gaps when it contracts when it’s cold outside. This can drastically affect how well you can maintain the temperature inside your home in extremely hot or extremely cold weather.
Another type of window frame is vinyl. Vinyl window frames are made to withstand the harshness of sunlight, making them a durable window frame option. Vinyl window frames are low-maintenance and inexpensive, while providing excellent insulation for your home. While vinyl window frames cannot be painted, they are available in a wide variety of colors. Vinyl window frames are not a good option in high-wind areas because they get damaged easily and may require more frequent replacement.
Fiberglass window frames are a good option for window frames because they look good, they are strong, they are durable in any type of climate, they require little maintenance, and they provide very good insulation. Because this is one of the newer types of material for window frames, fiberglass window frames tend to be much more expensive than other types of window frames.
A final type of window frame is an aluminum window frame. The advantages that aluminum window frames offer are low cost, strength, and durability. Aluminum window frames can also be painted, unlike the other synthetic material window frames. The disadvantage of aluminum window frames is that they do not insulate well, so they are not a good choice for colder climates.
The type of window frame you choose will depend on where you live and what you are looking for in style and maintenance. Most modern window frame types are well-insulating, long-lasting, weather-resistant, and customizable for color preferences. But it’s important to choose the right type for where you live, so our team can certainly guide you in making the best window frame choice for your home.
If you would like to find out more about types of Milpitas, CA replacement windows, you can talk with one of our knowledgeable staff members at California Custom Creations. You can call us at (408) 316-6293 for a free in-home consultation.