Window Materials Buyer’s Guide

Window Materials Buyer’s Guide

Whether you’re looking into replacement windows for your existing house in Riverside, CA, or you are building a new home for the first time, finding the right style at the right budget shouldn’t be complicated and confusing. Granted, there are a lot of options out there, but it is good to know details on each so you can narrow down the choices to what will work best in your home. To cut back on the confusion and help you streamline the planning process, Andy’s Glass & Window Company has put together a brief breakdown of popular window materials along with some of the unique benefits of each.


Wood gives any home a natural warmth and beauty unlike any other material, but it is also highly vulnerable to the elements. Wood also takes quite a bit of maintenance in order to retain its original beauty. Wood does best in median temperature climates and Riverside, CA often gets rather hot and humid. Though it is beautiful, there are other options that might be better for your home in this region.


Vinyl is the most popular window material in the country. Because of its high insulation factors and energy efficiency, no home can go wrong by choosing vinyl windows. Homeowners can expect to save on utility and maintenance costs as well as on the up front material costs when they choose vinyl windows. Not everyone appreciates the appearance of vinyl, but they come in many different colors and styles today.


Composite is similar to fiberglass and can withstand the test of time with very little maintenance, like vinyl. This material is a cross between wood and vinyl and they are rather affordable. If you like the look of wood, but want something more durable that takes less work, composite might be a good option.


Aluminum is easy to maintain and has high levels of durability as well. It is less expensive than some other frames and offers a great option for replacement windows or new construction projects.


Fiberglass is one of the newest materials on the replacement windows Riverside, CA market, but it is known for being strong and maintenance free. Though it costs more, it has similar energy efficient properties to vinyl windows.

Whether you know what you want for your replacement windows or not, Andy’s Glass & Window Company is here to help. We work with quality window manufacturers in order to provide you with vinyl, aluminum, and wood clad/fiberglass options so you can choose what works best for your home. Give us a call today and let’s get started on the process at 951-677-7421. If you want to see examples up close or ask questions in person, stop by our showroom at 25751 Jefferson Ave Murrieta, CA 92562. You can see the difference between the windows and take in some of the quality manufacturers we have to provide you with windows for your home. We’re happy to assist you with quality windows in the material you choose!

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