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Replacement Windows

Replacement windows are one of the most important upgrades you can make to an existing residence or commercial building, adding real value and functionality. The type of window that you choose will be in place for decades for someone to use, view and enjoy.

1. Fiberglass

Fiberglass replacement windows are used in high end residential and commercial construction in all zones. While there are a number of different fiberglass manufacturing processes in use, the properties will stay true in most cases. Fiberglass windows are an excellent choice if performance and longevity are more important than cost. You should use fiberglass windows in commercial building projects.


  • Structurally superior
  • Light weight.
  • Non electrically conductive.
  • Highly corrosion and moisture resistant.
  • Low thermal conductivity and excellent insulation properties.
  • Very impact resistant.
  • Strong. Easily colored with custom colors.
  • Extremely low maintenance.
  • Long lasting (60-80 years)

2. Aluminum

aluminum replacement windows

Aluminum and aluminum clad replacement windows are used in residential and commercial construction in all zones. Aluminum windows are an excellent choice where a balance among low maintenance, light weight, medium performance and moderate cost are desired. You should use aluminum windows to replace your existing aluminum or wood windows on light commercial or residential buildings, for a low cost and easy maintenance solution in moderate to warm climates.


  • Lightweight.
  • Moderate corrosion resistance.
  • Electrically and thermally conductive.
  • Moderate strength.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Low impact resistance.
  • Moderate longevity (25 – 45 years).

3. Wood

Wood replacement windows are used primarily on residential homes and in rustic commercial settings across all zones. Wood windows are a good choice where a high aesthetic appeal from the natural wood grain is more important than price, maintenance requirements, or lifespan. You should use wood windows to replace your existing wood or aluminum windows if you do not mind higher maintenance and replacement costs and enjoy the look and feel of wood.


  • Low moisture and chemical resistance.
  • Good insulation properties.
  • Flexibility.
  • Low impact resistance.
  • Aesthetically pleasing.
  • Easily colored.
  • Moderate life expectancy (15 – 20 years).

4. Other

Vinyl replacement windows are readily available, low cost and frequently used on residential and light commercial projects. Vinyl windows are light weight, normally white in color, have moderate durability, and medium lifespan.

You may just decide to put together a unique glass block window in that difficult space. Whatever type of replacement window you decide on it will be well worth the effort.

Tashman Home Center

Come in to Tashman Home Center for your home improvement supplies and equipment! We also install and replace broken windows and doors on a regular basis. Drop by today to see how we might help you with your current project or dial (323) 909-6550 to get a free window replacement estimate!


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