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With Building Materials Prices Rising, There Isn’t a Better Replacement Window Value Than Fiberglass

You’re probably aware that the cost of anything related to home building or remodeling has really increased in the past year, especially lumber.   And it’s affected our window suppliers.  After 25 years in the business we’re seeing unprecedented trends, with several of our suppliers announcing costs going up multiple times this year, and we’re only halfway into 2021.  Lumber shortages and increased costs have has had a direct impact on the cost of wood replacement windows.  In fact, the cost of wood windows is in the top 10 list of the biggest price jumps.

Fortunately, the fiberglass window industry is less affected by some of these costs.  And as homeowners catch on to the many benefits of energy-efficient fiberglass replacement windows, more and more prospective customers we meet with are opting for this eco-friendly alternative. 

As THE replacement window company for the Minneapolis area, we believe that fiberglass windows are one of the best home improvement values on the market:

  • Fiberglass is a highly sustainable material, a more environmentally responsible window material than wood.  Experts point out that from start to finish, including the manufacturing and shipping processes, fiberglass windows represent one of the best environmentally responsible choices you can make. 
  • Fiberglass windows are virtually maintenance free, meaning no regular repainting or re-staining, unlike wood windows.  Today’s home buyers have a preference for houses with low- or no-maintenance features. which means when it comes time to sell your home, you could realize a quicker sale, for a higher price.
  • Fiberglass performs well in our climate, being resistant to damage from moisture, heat, or extreme cold. 
  • Fiberglass windows have thinner frames other window materials, meaning in the same opening you’ll get more visible light.  That might mean you have a lower electricity bill because you’ll need fewer lights on during the day. 

We offer a variety of fiberglass windows that replicate the look of real wood, so you get the natural beauty that wood windows offer, but without any of the drawbacks. We highly recommend Marvin windows, and we’re proud to be a Marvin Authorized Replacement Contractor.   If you’d like to learn more about our fiberglass replacement windows, why not reach out to us to arrange a personal appointment?  And if you schedule a window replacement project with us before July 1st, you can save with our current discount specials.  (Visit our home page for our ‘Smart Coupons.’)


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.