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Material Comparison

Material Comparison

Windows are made from variety of materials including Wood, Aluminum, Steel, Vinyl/UPVC and Fiber Glass-or from a combination of these materials. In general those that offer better weather protection cost more, but theypay off in low maintenance and energy saving.

Characteristics Wood Aluminium Steel u-PVC
Aesthetics good good fair Excellent
Durability good fair poor Excellent
Thermal Insulation excellent poor poor Excellent
Corrosion Resistant good fair poor Excellent
Cost expensive expensive cheap On par with wood & Aluminium

In the chart below, various types of materials used to produce windows are compared for energy loss

Vinyl is among the best materials in the world for providing thermal efficiency in your home.