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For a modern homeowner, aluminum windows are a great option. They are durable, have a slim profile, and are easy to maintain. Aluminum is melted down and placed in a mold that gives it a bunch of hollow chambers within. Thermal breaks are strategically put into sections of the frame for a higher level of insulation since aluminum is an effective heat conductor.
Vinyl is the most commonly installed window frame on homes today. They are composed of PVC or polyvinyl chloride. The material is mixed with a range of chemicals and pigments to allow it to stand up to direct sunlight and to give it the color you choose. After being mixed, it’s extruded into the proper shape needed to construct the window.
Wood windows are traditional, durable, and provide excellent insulation. Sections of wood are precisely cut to come together in a miter shaped like the box frame. The muntins and sashes are all constructed from wood and milled and routed to have the precise shapes that are desired for your windows. They are generally nailed, screwed and glued together.
Clad windows combine the most desirable features of wood window materials with a protective layer of exterior cladding that shields the inner wood from harsh outdoor climates. Thus, you can enjoy the best of both worlds with the beauty and elegance of wood framed windows on your home’s interior along with the durability of aluminum, vinyl, or fiberglass on the exterior.