Pros and Cons of Vinyl vs. Fiberglass Windows

Choosing between vinyl and fiberglass windows can make many homeowners feel confused. After all, you’re investing in something new for your home, so you want to make the best decision possible.

Weber Windows has been the Louisville, Kentucky, area’s most trusted dealer in replacement windows for 50 years and has offered fiberglass products in our portfolio for over 25 years, so we know a thing or two about these two window materials. So, which type is best for you? Let’s break it down!

Vinyl vs. Fiberglass

What’s the difference between vinyl and fiberglass regarding window materials? It’s simple. Vinyl windows offer affordability and energy efficiency and are easy to maintain. Fiberglass windows, on the other hand, have better strength, durability, and long-term performance. While vinyl is cost-effective, fiberglass provides premium performance and longevity.

Vinyl Window Pros and Cons

As stated, vinyl windows are a much more affordable window material than fiberglass or aluminum windows. Their engineering, however, is far from cheap. Technological advances allow vinyl windows to provide high energy efficiency and an upgraded look.  However, since vinyl windows are made from PVC, they are susceptible to warping or fading over time, especially in extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations.

Fiberglass Window Pros and Cons

Fiberglass windows are a premium-quality product with durable construction and a focus on structural integrity in the harshest climates. Since the primary material in fiberglass is silica sand (glass), they are more environmentally friendly and structurally stronger. Fiberglass windows are much more durable and can mimic the classic look of wood windows without the required maintenance. However, the cost can be a significant factor with fiberglass windows, especially if you’re on a budget.

It's Your Choice

Both products have their place in the market and Weber Windows can help you easily choose between vinyl and fiberglass windows. Thanks to our decades of experience and plenty of know-how, we can help you make a confident choice that will benefit your home for years to come. Contact us today to get started! We look forward to hearing from you!