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What is Fiberglass and why do fiberglass windows make sense for your [[taregetlocation]], IA home?

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Replacing your windows is a home improvement you’ll more than likely have to deal with at least once throughout your time as a homeowner. With all the options out there, the process of finding replacement windows can quickly become a daunting task peppered with opinions on which option is best for you. We’re here to help make your replacement window search a little simpler by sharing the information you want.

You’ve most likely landed here because you want to learn more about your fiberglass window options. First we’ll take a small step back and determine what fiberglass is exactly.

Fiberglass was invented in the late 30s, and while the most common application is home insulation, fiberglass is used in a wide variety of products today, including as a fix for automobile damage. Fiberglass itself is formed from thin fibers of glass that are woven together and are typically used with certain types of resin depending on their application.

Now that we have a little more understanding of what fiberglass is composed of, why are fiberglass windows popular? To begin wiith, fiberglass windows have more energy efficiency than aluminum windows due to their construction and ability to retain both hot and cool air. They are also subject to much less shrinkage compared to vinyl, so keep that in mind depending on the climate you experience in Des Moines.

No matter what stage of the window replacement process you’re in, and whether you decide to go with vinyl, wood, or fiberglass windows, you need to be fully informed of your decision. Windows impact the comfort of your home, after all, and your comfort is our priority. So if you have any questions in your search for replacement windows, please reach out to your Des Moines Pella showroom at 515-219-7723. Our showrooms have a variety of replacement windows for you to look at so you can be certain you picked the right option for your home and your budget.