Martel Fiberglass Windows and Patio Doors Provide Protection from Elements
The climate in Central and South Texas can become downright nasty during the late fall and winter months. Rain, sleet, freezing rain and frost often combine to seep deep into a door’s frame or a window’s glass fibers.
That’s why Martel Windows and Doors, L.L.C. offers a full complement of fiberglass doors and windows that are manufactured to give home and business owners the protection they need, and deserve.
“Fiberglass is a frame material known for its strength, durability and performance,” said Sean Miller, Owner of Martel Windows and Doors. “Fortunately, the innovative window maker Milgard has creatively overcome many challenges to provide consumers with fiberglass windows and patio doors that maintain their beauty in the toughest of seasons and climates.”
Mr. Miller promotes his fiberglass line of windows and doors because the material prevents penetration of water, cold, heat, insects, salt air and ultraviolet rays, which are the traditional enemies of windows and doors. “Unlike wood, fiberglass frames won’t crack from dryness, nor will they swell, peel or warp,” he said “And, since fiberglass frames are comprised of glass fibers and resin, there is very little expansion and contraction – at about the same rate as glass. This puts less stress on the seals, reducing the onset of seal failure, and gives the home or business owner a clear, fog-free window that will last for many years.”
Fiberglass is also popular because – just like a wood window frame — it can be painted. “The difference is that you don’t need to treat a fiberglass frame with toxic preservatives to prevent rot and decay,” said Mr. Miller. “Nor will it deteriorate if the paint is scraped off or damaged. These frames can include a wood veneer added to the interior to give you the best of both worlds; the durability of fiberglass and the warmth and beauty of a wood interior.”
Although fiberglass windows and patio doors are usually more expensive than those made of vinyl or aluminum, they become a significantly better value over time. “Fiberglass windows and patio doors offer the look and feel of a traditional wood window, but their element-resistant characteristics and exceptional energy efficiency make them a superior material for windows and doors,” Mr. Miller concluded.
Martel Doors and Windows L.L.C. is an Austin, Texas-based family-owned business that sells, installs, and services high-quality and energy efficient clad wood and vinyl window and door products. The company, which Mr. Miller started in 2010, was cited by the June/July 2015 issue of Door & Window Market Magazine as one of the three fastest growing door and window companies in the nation.