What are the Strongest, Greenest, Best Windows?

Dec 10, 2021, 1:19 PM

SPONSORED — Fiberglass windows are an excellent choice for window replacement due to their fundamental strength and durability. There is no other type of window that lasts as long as fiberglass; so why go with anything else? Fiberglass windows are 8x stronger than vinyl, lower maintenance than wood, more thermally efficient than aluminum, and have extremely low expansion and contraction rates. Extreme temperature changes have almost no impact on fiberglass thus eliminating the chance of cracking or warping. In contrast, vinyl and wood windows move at more than twice the rate, causing sealant failure around the window, failure of the insulated glass units, and fractures in the frames. Aluminum windows are nowhere near Energy Star and sweat over time.

Not with fiberglass though! As residents of the Pacific Northwest, we know how important it is to weatherproof our home’s exterior EVERY Winter and summer. For windows to last here, we need them to be highly resistant to the multitude of weather patterns. Fiberglass windows are by far the best choice for this region since they are impervious to moisture, cold, heat, and salt air. Along with high relative R-values, you can comfortably rest knowing fiberglass windows are a one-time investment! At Lake Washington Windows & Doors, we recommend that you invest and upgrade to Milgard C650 Fiberglass windows.

You may like the price of vinyl, but you’ll get more value with fiberglass windows. Quality vinyl windows are rated for up to 20 years, but fiberglass windows can last 50+ years. Wood windows can last a long time but only with regular time-consuming maintenance. Specifically, the Ultra™ Series C650 Fiberglass Windows by Milgard are top of the line windows that you can customize to perfectly fit the style of your home. This series of windows is not only highly durable and low-maintenance but can be made in large expansive sizes. Windows are not something we want to be replacing more than once in our lives, and Lake Washington Windows and Doors knows exactly how to make sure this is the case.

Another important feature of fiberglass windows is that they are the most environmentally friendly windows available since they’re made primarily of silica sand (abundant resource) and their production has very low environmental impact. Fiberglass windows contribute to LEED certified buildings and earn Green Globe ratings. Milgard also conducts thermal simulations to monitor and increase energy efficiency in their windows as well as their patio doors. As a company, they adhere to ENERGY STAR® v6 requirements that meet or exceed U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) criteria for the areas in which they serve. What that means is that you can pick a style of fiberglass windows that will not only look amazing in your home but will actually help the community become more sustainable as well!

As experienced window experts and Milgard’s largest window installation dealer, Lake Washington Windows and Doors recommends Milgard Windows for several reasons. First, the quality of Milgard Windows has been repeatedly proven through their numerous national awards for product excellence. Additionally, the customer service provided by Milgard Windows is incredible. Not only do they have a team of patient experts who want to help, but they offer a comprehensive material and labor warranty that covers your window replacements against any defect, including fogging and leaks.

The sooner you have your windows or doors replaced the sooner you will realize energy savings, lower your heating and cooling costs, increase the value of your home, and protect your home’s exterior against the tough NW conditions. Make sure you get a free estimate from Milgard’s top window and door replacement specialist. Call Lake Washington Windows and Doors at (425) 255-2600 for a Free Estimate and ask about current offers and financing plans.


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