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    Windows Materials

    You have many options when it comes to selecting Springfield, VA replacement windows, and the replacement window experts at Orion Home Improvements LLC can help you choose the best products for your home. Here is an overview of the window frame materials you can choose from and their benefits.  

    Window Materials


    Windows manufactured from vinyl represent the largest market share in the replacement window business. High-quality structural vinyl is affordable, strong and provides very good energy savings, with moderate to high R-values to help reduce heating and cooling costs.

    • Economical cost
    • No painting or maintenance required
    • Outstanding energy efficiency
    • Wide variety of styles
    • Custom fit and sizing


    Thanks to advanced manufacturing techniques, fiberglass windows are among the strongest and most energy-efficient windows available. Fiberglass window components are extremely durable and can be readily fabricated and customized. The resins comprising fiberglass window components are smooth and capable of accepting a wide variety of custom, color-through colors.

    • Stronger than wood or vinyl
    • Better insulating properties than wood
    • Maintenance-free and rot-proof
    • Can be painted after installation
    • Expands and contracts uniformly, allowing the frame to maintain its integrity


    Wood windows are popular for custom window jobs that require unique design specifications. Wood can be painted to match any exterior color, but must be painted regularly to avoid undesirable chipping and exposure which can lead to rot. Wood windows have better insulative properties than metal, but fall short of vinyl and fiberglass.

    • Can be painted or stained
    • Wide variety of sizes to choose from
    • Does not attract condensation like a metal frame
    • Adds value and traditional appeal


    Aluminum was the first type of replacement window available and continues to be one of the strongest window materials offered. Aluminum windows do not offer the high level of energy efficiency found in wood, vinyl or fiberglass windows. However, aluminum windows can be an acceptable alternative for the budget-conscious homeowner. Aluminum is often used as an exterior shell to strengthen wood windows, creating what is known as “clad” windows.

    • Affordable
    • Weather-resistant and will not rust
    • Blocks noise better than other window material types
    • Can be painted


    Composite frames combine the low maintenance of vinyl with the strength and stability of wood. Their resistance to warping, rotting and heat transfer make them a great choice for busy homeowners who prefer the look of wood without the maintenance hassles.

    • Look of wood with performance of vinyl
    • Outstanding energy efficiency
    • No painting or maintenance required
    • Available in custom colors and sizes
    • Priced between vinyl and wood

    Trust the Springfield, VA Window Replacement Professionals

    The replacement window experts at Orion Home Improvements LLC are ready to help you reduce energy costs and make your home more beautiful and comfortable. Contact us for a free estimate today by calling (571) 354-0331 or completing our online quote request form.

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