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Window Technologies: Frame Types

  • Metal Frames


    Aluminum window frames are light, strong, durable, and easily extruded into the complex shapes required for window parts. The sections below describe the advantages and disadvantages of metal frames.

  • Non-metal Frames


    There is a variety of non-metal framing materials for windows including, wood, wood with metal/vinyl cladding, vinyl, hybrid, and composites. This sections below describe each of these framing types and their advantages and disadvantages.