When shopping for new replacement windows in Anaheim, CA. you may realize there are many types of window frames to choose from. Not only does each frame has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, but they can come in different colors and finishes. So, how do you know which one to choose? We are going to explore some popular options so that you can better decide which one is best for your window needs.

Aluminum Frames

Aluminum window frames can have a very sleek look. They are simple and often people choose them when they want their home to have a modern, minimal look as well as allow maximum sunlight in.

These aluminum frames are also very durable and tend to last a very long time with minimal care and maintenance. They are also more resistance to mold and rot than their counterparts such as wood frames.

Because of their durability, these window frames do run a little higher in price than some others such as fiberglass or vinyl, but do tend to be a little less expensive than wood frames. They may also not be as energy efficient as other options.

Vinyl Window Frames

Vinyl window frames are made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride). You may have seen this material used in other areas such as plumbing products. There are two types of vinyl:

  • Pure vinyl– This type is stronger and more durable than recycled vinyl which is reflected in its higher price
  • Recycled vinyl- This type is also very strong, but may not last as long as the pure variation. This option tends to be less expensive.

Either way, vinyl frames are very affordable and versatile so you can most likely find exactly what you want with these frames. Also, these frames tend to be very energy efficient and require little to no maintenance. One drawback is that vinyl cannot be painted so the color choices may be limited.

Fiberglass Frames

A less common window frame material (but gaining traction in the recent years) is fiberglass. These frames are great at handling weather and temperature changes because, due to their constriction, can expand and contract. These frames are also very energy efficient, low maintenance, and resistant to mold and rotting.

Some drawbacks to this option are that they cost more than some of the other materials and have fewer color and hardware options available. Also, because fiberglass is a rigid material, it can be difficult to install which means it may take more time to do so.

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Wooden Window Frames

Wooden window frames have been used in homes for hundreds of years. They are strong and, with proper care and maintenance, can be long-lasting. While they are strong and can be beautiful, they are susceptible to rot and mold and may not be the best choice for certain climates. They can also be more expensive than other options life fiberglass or vinyl.

When you are ready for replacement windows in Anaheim, CA, give us a call and let our knowledgeable and helpful staff assist you in deicing which type of window frame material would be best for you home.