Lowes Composite Windows
With so many window material choices out there, it may be hard to narrow it down to just one. That’s why P.J. Fitzpatrick offers composite windows. These windows (also known as “hybrid” windows) are made when a wooden window frame is covered with a layer of aluminum or a layer of vinyl to create a best-of-both-worlds option.
Composite vs. Wood
Composite windows are very similar to wood windows – after all, they’re half wood. So what’s the difference between the two? Composite are not only lower maintenance than wood, but they’re also more durable and will have a longer lifespan. Because the window frame’s wood is protected by aluminum or vinyl, you won’t have to worry about rotting, cracking, warping, re-painting, or re-staining. Composite windows also tend to be more affordable than wood windows.
Many composite windows are made with at least two panes of glass, which improves their strength. Multiple glass panes mean more protection against natural elements like hail, UV rays, wind, and sleet. Multiple panes also mean the windows insulate well and can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer (not to mention your energy bills down).
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’d like to know more about these hybrid windows, don’t bother with Lowes composite windows – talk to P.J. Fitzpatrick instead. We’ll help get you started.