What are Window Frames?
Window frames are structural components that provide support and structure to windows, holding the glass panes in place and facilitating their installation within a building’s openings. These frames are crucial for both the aesthetic and functional aspects of windows, contributing to the overall design of a structure while also helping to maintain energy efficiency. Window frames can be constructed from various materials, including wood, aluminum, vinyl, and fiberglass, each offering unique advantages in terms of durability, maintenance, and insulation properties. The choice of window frame material can impact factors such as thermal efficiency, resistance to weather elements, and overall longevity. Additionally, window frames play a role in securing the window components and can be designed to accommodate various styles, such as sliding, casement, or double-hung windows.
There is a variety of non-metal framing materials for windows including, wood, wood with metal/vinyl cladding, vinyl, hybrid, and composites.
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