Home Depot Composite Windows
Love the durability of wood windows but the look of vinyl windows or aluminum windows? Why not opt for a combination of both? Composite windows (also known as “hybrid” windows) are made from a combination of wood and aluminum or wood and vinyl to give homeowners a unique material option.
Composite vs. Wood
Composite windows are not only lower maintenance than wood windows, but they’re also more durable and will have a longer lifespan. Because the window frame’s wood is encased in aluminum or vinyl, homeowners don’t have to worry about rotting, cracking, warping, re-painting, or re-staining. The coating also makes the windows more thermal, which means they’ll increase the energy efficiency of your home. Plus, composite windows tend to be more affordable than wood windows.
Many composite windows are made with at least two panes of glass, which makes them a green option for homeowners. The more panes of glass in a window, the better the window will insulate, which means your home will stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Multiple panes also improve the strength of a window and help protect against natural elements like UV rays, hail, wind, and sleet.
Composite vs. Other Materials
In addition to wood, some common choices for window materials are aluminum, vinyl, and fiberglass, but how does composite stand up to these materials? When it comes to pricing, composite windows tend to be more affordable than aluminum, more expensive than vinyl, and comparable to fiberglass. When it comes to strength and durability, aluminum windows are the strongest, however, composite windows don’t fall too far behind.
If you’re interested in learning more about these unique windows, take a pass on Home Depot composite windows and call up P.J. Fitzpatrick. We’ll help you decide if the material is right for your home.