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What are The Best Replacement Window Types for My Home Improvement Project?

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Wouldn’t you like to know about the best replacement window types? If you’re a homeowner looking to shore up some insulation problems, or maybe just beautify your home, you’ll want to know your options. That’s what we’ll look at with these wonderful ways to improve your windows.

Best Replacement Window Types in Chicago

You’ve probably noticed that, while driving around Chicago, there are a plethora of superb window choices. There are windows available for every budget, style, and functional purpose. It largely comes down to wants versus needs, but if you know what you’re doing, you can find an awesome window that could easily last a lifetime.

Most folks think very seldom about their windows until they notice leaks, fogginess, or ice chips when it’s cold. However, you can do a lot to save money on energy and improve the appearance of your home if you take the time to select a good window.

Vinyl and Fiberglass Windows

Before we check out the premium window options, let’s familiarize ourselves with a couple of the basic window types: vinyl and fiberglass.

Vinyl windows comprise roughly 70% of the window market, but there is a wide range in quality, durability, aesthetics, and so forth. Our vinyl windows are a good bargain buy because they come with lifetime guarantees on the glass, seal, and window frame itself. Your warranty covers everything when you choose vinyl through All Star Products.

How about fiberglass?

Well, this material will really impress you because it’s actually nine times stronger than vinyl. Fiberglass is the latest technology, similar to fiber cement for siding, and it mimics the aesthetic features of old wooden windows really well. It gives you a lot of great design options at your disposal too.

Best Replacement Window for Premium Buyers

We’d be remiss if we didn’t highlight two of our favorite premium window brands: Pella and Marvin. These are the ones you choose if you really want to beautify and secure your home.


Pella has a tremendous selection of all sorts of different case windows, double windows, and then some. Of particular note is their Pella Reserve line of specialty windows that offer classical wooden looks. We really like their Push-Out French Casement Window that comes with two sashes that swing open easily and don’t slam shut from a slight breeze.


The Marvin brand will help your home look great. They also manufacture other items like doors and skylights, but for the purposes of this post, we want to point out some of the ten different window products they make.

  • Bay Windows
  • Double Hung Windows
  • Storefront Windows
  • Sliding Windows
  • Casement Windows
  • . . . and more.

They have a large selection, so it’s worth spending some time looking at pictures of their fine products to see what would match your home.

All Star Products: Helping You Choose and Install the Best Windows

All Star Products has the best crew of technicians for installing any window-type: vinyl, Pella, Marvin, Andersen, Lindsay, and anything else you’d want in your home. Windows are not the most difficult home renovation purchase, but it pays to know your best value and premium options.

We do windows, siding, and doors for our loyal patrons in Northern Illinois. Our steadfast commitment to 100% Customer Satisfaction and lucrative warranty programs are the reason for that loyalty. They reward us with most of our future business because 90% of our work comes from referrals.

Also, don’t forget that we’re backed by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ accreditation. Plus, all our products are totally safe for your home since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designates us as a Lead-Safe Certified Firm.

We hope you enjoyed this and learned a little more about windows, and don’t forget to contact us soon when you want to try one of the best replacement window options from our catalog.

dave donofrio

Dave Donofrio

Owner & CEO

Dave Donofrio is owner and CEO of All Star Products, LLC.  After a two decade career at James Hardie, Dave partnered with the team at All Star to bring advances in exterior remodeling material and technology, while preserving the family friendly, customer oriented approached that been the key to All Star’s success over the last 35 years.


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