|STRENGTH – A well engineered FG window
delivers vastly superior strength characteristics when compared to other
windows like PVC FG provides 8 times greater sheer strength when compared
|LONGEVITY – FG is the most
stable material which provides an ideal base for a full range of finishes,
ensuring an unbelievably durable window. This material is so tough that it
will withstand extremes from Arctic cold to blazing desert heat to the
Fiberglass windows have a 38% longer useful life expectancy than vinyl*.
In fact the study which was funded by Natural Resources Canada used an
Inline Fiberglass window and a Canadian vinyl and wood window. Please
link to review the report.( *Life cycle assessment of windows for the
North American residential market: Case study” by the University of
British Columbia. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 2008)
|CONDUCTIVITY – FG combines strength
with very low levels of conductivity, without adding thermal breaks. FG is
an amazing 500 times less conductive than aluminum and FG frames and sash
are also less conductive than vinyl due to reduced mass.
Utilizing fiberglass in home construction promotes energy efficiency and
results in long-term energy cost savings.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY – FG not only features the lowest embodied
energy (low energy consumption in lineal production) when compared to
other common window frame materials while providing and the longest life
expectancy. This has led experts to recognize FG as the most
environmentally friendly system.
NON-CORRODING – FG material is used in boats and bridge structures
which face punishing loads and stresses as well as corrosive materials
such as salt water. FG window frames provide superior life and durability
to vinyl and aluminum in corrosive/coastal environments.
From glass marbles to fiber optics. - What is really exciting about
Fiberglass window products is - the more you know about Fiberglass
products in general, the more you will exude that comfort level to your
customers. Once you realize how many products are being replaced with
engineered Fiberglass composites, you get the feeling that this is the
material of choice - no matter what the application.
The following is a list of common products that you are familiar with:
Transportation: Automotive bodies and Bumpers, from the luster
finished sleek performance sports car, to large utility construction
equipment, Truck Beds and even armored vehicles, that are constantly
exposed to the extremes of climate and subjected to abuse.
Air Craft: The high strength to weight ratio of Fiberglass, is
ideal for plane fuselage, propellers and nose cones of high performance
Boats: Once completely dominated by wood and aluminum are now 95%
dominated by Fiberglass, due to its ability to withstand the elements
under heat and cold, it's resistance to corrosion, both salt water and
atmospheric pollution, yet retain the beauty of it's finish with minimal
Recreation: Little Boys and Big Boy Toys that take a beating, under
all temperatures include golf clubs and carts, snow mobiles, hockey
sticks, playground equipment, skis and ski poles, fishing rods, travel
trailers, that would have a much shorter life if made from any other
Construction: Fiberglass is being used to build bridges - "H" and
"I" beams and decking. Steel rebar is being replaced with fiberglass,
which has the strength of steel, but resists corrosion. Suspension
Bridges, for spans so wide that if made with steel, they would collapse
under their own weight. Fiberglass guard rails which have proven to be
stronger than their steel counterparts. Hydro transmission towers, to
street light poles, to Street Manhole covers, due to their strength and
lightweight and durability.
Household fixtures: Include items you have taken for granted
without thinking, what they are made of. Include shower stalls, laundry
tubs, hot tubs, ladders to fiber optic cables.
Environment: In North America every local Gas Station was required
by law to dig up their Steel Storage Gas Tanks and replace with
Fiberglass, as the material least likely to corrode rot disintegrate and
leak it's contents. For the same reason the storage of toxic chemicals is
stored in a fiberglass container.
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