30 Aug '12, 1pm

Ask A Pro: What to consider when replacing your windows and doors and more... via @usgbc's @greenhomeguide #aianj

Both wood and aluminum are poor insulators . Even with double or triple glazing, the amount of energy loss through the frame is enormous. That being said wood is better than aluminum, and you should definitely get multiple glazing. Clad windows For maintenance purposes, your best option is a clad window . That is, a wood window with an exterior cladding of aluminum, fiberglass or vinyl. Marvin’s Integrity window (a very inexpensive production window) uses fiberglass with some recycled content on the exterior. Loewen Windows, a much higher quality, higher performing window, offers Forest Stewardship Council certfied wood in some of their products. Marvin also offers FSC wood in their higher end products. Both of these are wood windows clad with aluminum. Although I don’t know of aluminum windows using recycled aluminum, the aluminum clad wood windows are probably the most d...

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