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Selecting the Right Replacement Window Materials

June 28, 2019 0

If you go to a replacement window store and check out the showroom, you might be surprised at the dizzying array of options available. Yes, it’s nice to know that there are lots to choose from, but it can be overwhelming to know what to select and how to compare what’s available. Before you tackle your next project for replacement windows in Scarborough, ON, look at this primer of the various types of windows available and why you might consider installing them.

Wood Windows

There was once a time when just about everybody who bought replacement windows opted for wood frames – and for good reason. Many believe that nothing beats natural wood grain – especially when complemented by a nice quality stain or a coat of premium paint. But while wood window frames are popular, they have been overtaken in popularity by vinyl windows. Wood windows, while a great option if you want a traditional look, require quite a bit of maintenance. This might be a drawback if installing a bunch of them in a residential complex.

Vinyl Windows

As was mentioned above, vinyl windows now sit in the top spot in terms of popularity among replacement window buyers. There are many reasons why they make sense for a rollout in a residential complex. First of all, they are cost-effective and will cost less than wood, fiberglass, or aluminum frames. Second, they’re especially durable and long-lasting. With a bit of simple maintenance now and again, they can easily last decades. Yes, decades. Third, they are manufactured with the colour already built into them, so there’s no need to paint or stain them. Again, vinyl windows are popular for a reason.


If you’re looking for a robust window, then fiberglass is a great choice. One drawback, especially when looking at it from the perspective of a rollout across a residential complex, is the cost. It’s not as cost-effective as vinyl, but it’s a great choice if cost is not the chief concern. Fiberglass can be made to look like wood, and it is available in different colours. Consider, however, that fiberglass windows will be pre-finished so you will have to look into painting them afterward.

These are just a few of the window types that you should consider before starting a Scarborough, ON replacement window project. Contact us at Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. for a confidential consultation on your replacement windows needs. You can call our Scarborough office at (416) 293-9777 for prompt service. You can also stop by our showroom to take a look at what’s available and to talk to our staff members face-to-face. We have a great reputation among property managers, and so we understand what they want. In fact, many of them become repeat clients as they come to trust in our value proposition as a partner. Before signing on with any of our competitors, give us a call and see the difference we can make in the success of your project. We look forward to serving you.

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