Types Of Windows: What Replacement Window Materials Are Available?

By: Architectural Visions

Choosing from the many types of windows available can be a daunting process. Here’s a quick tour of the better replacement window materials you’ll want to consider when shopping for replacements.


With a quality replacement window brand such as Marvin, windows can be made in a wide variety of wood types including Douglas Fir, Pine, Cherry, White Oak and more. And for ultra-specialized projects, you can even have Black Walnut, Maple or Western Red Cedar. Wood window interiors can bring a rich, natural beauty to any room, and all are responsibly harvested to respect the Earth and its precious resources. Choose them for their beauty and their practicality. Wood has excellent insulating qualities and some varieties can possess and inherent resistance to decay, superior abrasion resistance and more.

Aluminum Cladding

Unlike roll-formed aluminum windows from decades ago, Marvin’s best-in-class aluminum clad exteriors make windows low maintenance without compromising on beauty. Marvin’s cladding is extra thick, with superior resistance to denting or warping. And its exceptional acrylic coating that exceeds the industry’s toughest standard for window finishes, stays brilliant for decades, regardless of which of the 19 beautiful colors you choose.

Ultrex Fiberglass

The most advanced of materials is fiberglass – yet even these composite materials are not created equal. Ultrex is made for Marvin’s Integrity brand, using a special process that leaves it strong as steal, then it’s finished with a rugged coating designed to keep homeowners from ever having to paint their windows again. Ultrex is 8 times stronger than vinyl and 9 times less likely to expand and contract in temperature extremes than vinyl to stay like new for longer. And it does not readily conduct outdoor temperature extremes to the inside, making for superior energy efficiency.

Talk to the experts at AVI. Regardless of the types of replacement windows you’re looking for, you’ll learn about the various interior and exterior options offered by the various Marvin brands using these high quality window materials.