There are a lot of reasons why people choose vinyl as their preferred material to be used for windows. One of them is that they want something affordable, that can be easily replaced if anything is to happen to it. More expensive materials such as fiberglass, although more resistant, can cost quite a bit to replace. That’s why some people choose the vinyl option for their Thornton window replacement in order to stay in budget. Also, vinyl has come a long way and it is today a lot more resistant than it was decades ago when it was first used.
On the other hand, when people want something they can rely on, they go with fiberglass. Even today using that material sounds a bit like from the space age. That’s because its uses range anywhere from making helmets for jet fighter pilots to making your common cutting board or even furniture. There’s no wonder why people have been using it to make their windows. Also, fiberglass is quite resistant to mechanical stress. That means that you can apply a lot of force to it and it will not buckle. That’s what a lot of people that use it are looking for. Even though it may be a bit more expensive than other materials, such as vinyl, it is still a crowd favorite.