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5 Window Materials

You’ve done your research. You know your budget. You know the type of window you need. Now, you need to discuss the best material for your window frame. Window frames come in a number of different materials, including vinyl, wood, fiberglass, aluminum and composite. Learn about the different window materials and find the right one for your home.


Vinyl-frame windows are the most affordable and have become more popular in cooler climates over the last ten years. With laminate interiors, vinyl windows can be made to appear like wood. Plus, there are more exterior color options. They will not rot like wood which is a huge plus in climates with cold winters like Wisconsin!


Wood-frame windows are slowly losing their market dominance to vinyl windows, though they’re still considered the gold standard by many professional installers and homeowners. Genuine wood frames help insulate a home far better than almost any other kind of window. They also complement many forms of architecture. However, compared to vinyl and fiberglass, wood frames require more maintenance. Regular sealing, staining or painting is needed to prolong the beauty and performance of wood-frame windows.


Fiberglass-frame windows have steadily grown in popularity over the years as a low-maintenance alternative to traditional wood frames. Fiberglass frames are popular because a wood veneer can be added to the interior to give you the best of both worlds: the durability of a fiberglass-frame and the warmth and beauty of a wood-look interior.


Aluminum-frame windows are durable and low maintenance. The narrowness of the frame places the focus on the glass and subsequently, the view it offers.


Composite windows are ideal for new construction and replacement applications in colder climates. They are also excellent because of their durability against daily wear and tear.

To help you better understand the advantages and disadvantages of each material type, check out the chart below.

Window Material Comparison Chart

Forget the stress and hassle, we’ll provide you with the clarity you need when it comes to purchasing the right product. We proudly service Oshkosh, Appleton and the Green Bay area. Call us today for a free quote or stop by our showroom!

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I just spoke with Dave V. by phone, but wanted to be sure that my appreciation did not go unnoticed. Jeff and Mark of your residential division just left my home after spending two days replacing several storm damaged windows.  I am calling and writing to express my deep appreciation for their professionalism, expertise and spirit.  They are both an asset to your company.  With a positive experience like the one I have experienced, you can bet that if there is additional work that I need done, Omni will be my first call.   ~ Thom N. Oshkosh, WI

“Mark and Brandon are going great guns here. Thanks for sending these gentlemen to do our installation. I have a GREAT deal of confidence in them and fully expect the entire job to go as well as it has to this point.”-Jim

“Your residential installer was wonderful and did an amazing job.”-Kyle, Green Lake

“Both Steve Bridwell & Mark Willems did a great job of helping me with my patio door after my home invasion.”-Kathy, Oshkosh

I wanted you to know that Mark Willems our installer did a FANTASTIC job. He is very professional, knowledgeable and personable. He represents your company well. P.S. We have made several referrals based on our experience! -Mike & Mary Kay, Winneconne

My recent experience with Omni Glass & Paint was fantastic. I had been waiting 3 months for a part for our front door from another glass company in Oshkosh. I reached out to Omni Glass & Paint; they came to look at the door, found the part and installed the part in less than a day. The door works perfect now. I was so impressed with Omni’s work and would highly recommend them to anyone. – Matt Bakalars, Fox Valley Savings Bank

Mark and Jeff installed windows in our home in Oshkosh.  We were extremely happy with their work but more than that, they went above and beyond to install those windows and were extremely friendly and informative along the way.  They even found an issue with rotten wood that the workers who installed our siding just covered up…so we are very grateful. Because of their services we would highly recommend Omni Glass to everyone.  And the windows are outstanding too!   ~ Roxanne D. – Oshkosh, WI

I just called to compliment the man who installed my new shower door.  Jeff was very pleasant, he did an AWESOME job, everything is perfect, and he left the place neater than when he arrived!  Everything lines up, everything fits, nothing leaks! I am so happy with the job he did!   ~ Nancy, Oshkosh, WI

I just wanted to congratulate the great crew we had working at my home, they were fantastic.  I am very, very pleased with their knowledge and abilities, they were the most impressive group of people I have ever worked with. Mark was especially helpful, he was absolutely wonderful to work with. Thanks again!   ~ Rick, P

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