ComfortAre Vinyl Windows Better than Fibreglass & Wood?

A frequently asked question we hear is, ‘why are vinyl windows better than fibreglass or wood?'

You might think that the answer to this question should be very straightforward, however, the true answer is only understood once you grasp the intricate details. The best way to explain why replacing windows with vinyl windows is because of the following reasons.

Climate Control 

Beautiful British Columbia is known for its generally stable climate with a touch of everlasting rain and some frosty winters. Often, wooden frame windows don’t suit the climate as well as vinyl windows for the simple reason that wooden windows need to be treated in order to stand against the temperature effects. Whereas vinyl windows are designed to withstand the changes in climate and act as a strong barrier in keeping the cold out while maintaining the warmth inside the home.  

Aesthetic Appeal  

The unique thing about vinyl windows is the variety of options. Whether it involves choosing specific colours or textures, you can customize your windows to fit a modern style or a classic traditional look too. The homeowner has the ultimate freedom to design. The vision to add curb appeal and upgrade your home to what you envisioned becomes a reality with vinyl.

Strength and Durability  

On average, both vinyl and fibreglass windows are cheaper than wood, and depending on the number of windows you are replacing, costs can vary. However, when it comes to strength and durability, wood is at the bottom of the list because they are made from organic materials. Bugs and can eat away at it and it is prone to rotting over time.


As buyers, we typically hunt for the best deal and overall value. Due to the fact that wood is an organic material, wood windows tend to be more expensive because of the raw material and complex process it involves in carving out the right window. Comparatively, fibreglass and other window frame materials continue to cost more because their approach is based on a customized order, whereas vinyl window materials tend to be created in bulk quantities.  

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Centra Windows is not only the manufacturer but also the installer of its product, which enables us to offer a full warranty, eliminating any confusion between product performance and installation. We view the house as a system and understand how each of the elements must work correctly to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Contact our local Employee Owners at 1-888-534-3333 or send us an email at for more information about this topic and many more. You can also sign up for our biweekly newsletter for all the tips and tricks about the window industry.

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