Window & Door Frame Construction Materials

Vinyl Frames

Vinyl Windows

Pros

  • Lower end pricing
  • Good thermal performance
  • Limited maintenance

 

Cons

  • High expansion/contraction
  • Limited color options
  • Wider frames
  • Less structural durability
  • Shorter lifespan

Fiberglass Frames

Pros

  • High structural durability
  • Narrower frames
  • Minimal expansion/contraction
  • Good thermal performance
  • Least maintenance
  • Mid-level pricing
  • Wide range of colors
  • Customization options

 

Cons

  • Higher price than vinyl
  • Fewer options than clad wood

Clad Wood Frames

Pros

  • Many color options
  • Many wood options
  • Limited maintenance
  • Good thermal performance
  • High structural durability
  • Low expansion/contraction
  • Extensive customization
  • Extensive features

 

Cons

  • Higher end pricing
  • Wider frames
  • Longer lead times