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Replacing your old, cracked, windows can go a long way in reducing your energy costs and increasing your comfort in the home. With Ultrex windows, those savings can be stretched even further. Here, the window experts at Forbes Design Center explain why Ultrex windows are the best choice for your replacement needs.
What is Ultrex?
Ultrex is a pultruded fiberglass used to construct windows. The material was created by window and door company Marvin, over 20 years ago and is renowned for its strength and durability—one square inch of Ultrex can support 34,000 pounds! The material is eight times stronger than vinyl, and far more flexible, so you know your windows will last for years without cracking, warping, contracting or becoming distorted.
Why is Ultrex the Right Choice?
Adding to Ultrex windows’ natural strength and durability is their acrylic finish. Why acrylic? The superior finish of acrylic is thicker than other finishes, promoting longer color-retention, a beautiful look and major durability. This finish even allows Ultrex windows to be made in darker colors, without fear of heat and UV degradation or fading. Ultrex windows perform so well that they are the first to be third-party verified to meet the American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association 624-10 “High Performance Coatings” standard specifications.
What about Vinyl Windows?
In the last 15-20 years, we have seen big manufactures work hard to make you think that plastic vinyl windows are the best choice for your house; that they are energy efficient, durable and, their biggest sell: they’re cheaper. But that’s just the problem, the reason they are so much cheaper is because they are not the high-quality material that a house needs to stand the test of time and weather. Vinyl windows are constructed in a way which just about ensure that they will crack, warp and fog. Worst of all, their insulating factor is almost nonexistent meaning that the your air conditioning and heating will escape through the seams and ‘insulation’ of vinyl windows. It is just not worth it. Your house is your biggest investment, Ultrex windows will help you take care of it right.
How Can Ultrex Windows Help Lower My Energy Bill?
Unlike vinyl windows, which are sensitive to weather change, Ultrex windows are virtually weather-resistant, making them perfect for any climate. Marvin Integrity Ultrex windows are dual-paned and coated with a Low E finish, which allows sunlight to be trapped indoors during the winter, and excess heat to be released outside during the summer. With this innovative and Energy Star qualified window design, your heating costs could be reduced by up to 34%, and your cooling costs by up to 38%. Further, with an expansion rate similar to that of glass, Ultrex windows maintain a resistance to leaks, seal failures and stress cracks, meaning conditioned air stays inside the house. Investing in Integrity Ultrex windows creates lower future heating and cooling costs, as well as lower repair rates, making them the perfect choice for any home.
Let Forbes Design Center Help You Create the Perfect Home
Windows and doors are the best way that your home can make a good first impression. These features not only let in light, but make a home open to friends and family. At Forbes Design Center, we know how important windows and doors are for a home. We pride ourselves on quality products, which will coordinate harmoniously with your current or new design, and those that create substantial savings in repair, energy and replacement for years to come. Our hard-working and detail-oriented installation specialists and technicians are excited to be a part of your home design projects.