Why Fibrex® Is the Right Solution to Vinyl Window Issues

The longevity and performance of your replacement double-hung or casement windows depend on the type of framing material used. Vinyl, for instance, remains a popular choice because it is cost-effective and doesn’t need extensive maintenance. However, it has its drawbacks, from having poor insulating properties to being prone to warping.

Thus, seeking other alternatives as far as window frame materials are concerned makes sense. At Renewal by Andersen®, we equip our replacement windows with the advanced Fibrex® material. It has excellent features that can help solve the numerous problems their vinyl counterparts tend to have.

The Problem of Warping in Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows can be strong enough to withstand the elements, but that is usually dependent on the quality of the material used during the manufacturing process. It can warp when exposed to the sun for long periods, with the generated heat building up within the frames and causing it to become softer and more malleable.

The continuous movement of vinyl frames and sashes due to temperature changes can also create small gaps or openings that allow heating or cooling to leak out and cause a significant increase in energy bills. They also let drafts into your home, wreaking havoc on your indoor comfort. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about this problem if you choose Fibrex® for your window replacement project.

What to Expect from Fibrex® Replacement Windows

Fibrex is one of the toughest window frame material options available on the market. Thanks to a combination of wood fibers and polymer, it boasts the natural strength of wood without being too heavy and the insulating properties of vinyl. This allows us to create replacement windows with narrower frames and a wider glass area.

The composition of Fibrex also means that it is strong enough not to sag and warp over time, unlike vinyl. In fact, it is warranted not to crack, pit or corrode. By installing bow or bay windows equipped with this frame material, you can feel comfortable indoors all year round without the high utility bills.

Renewal by Andersen offers high-quality Fibrex replacement windows that can enhance the look and feel of your home. We serve homeowners in surrounding communities. Call (206) 775-7533 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.

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