If you’re just about to replace your wood windows this season, we at Renewal by Andersen of Portland suggest replacing them with our very own Fibrex® replacement windows in Tigard. If you are still hesitant about letting go of your old wood windows, here are 5 good reasons why you really should replace them with windows made from Fibrex:
Wood is one of the most expensive window options available in the market, and has long been so. That’s because of the high costs involved in manufacturing windows from natural wood. Fibrex, on the other hand, is a composite material made exclusively by Andersen Corporation. It is made by mixing wood fibers and plastic polymers, which are actually reclaimed from Andersen’s manufacturing processes. And because Fibrex is mostly recycled, the cost for manufacturing it is a lot lower than other materials, therefore allowing us to lower our prices for our windows.
Wood windows are popular among residents because of the aesthetic appeal they bring, which is thought to be perfect for homes with a classical look, especially if the wood is stained and finished properly. With Renewal by Andersen windows, you can pretty much do the same, however, because our windows can mimic the classy elegance of wood to a tee – minus the cost and the regular maintenance a wood window requires!
Wood, if not properly done and maintained, can be stricken with a lot of problems and may not last long. If a wood window, for instance, is not properly stained, it can easily rot, especially during the wet seasons. Termites are also a big problem that a wood window owner will certainly have to deal with without delay; termites can easily gnaw away at your beautiful windows, leaving a pitiful shell behind. With Fibrex windows, you wouldn’t have to constantly think about these problems, as the material is pretty much impervious to water and insects.
As mentioned above, wood windows need to be taken care of regularly or you might end up with a rotting window frame. Renewal by Andersen’s Fibrex windows, in contrast, do not rot, warp, flake, blister, peel, pit, or corrode.
5. Energy Efficiency
Yes, wood has one of the best insulating values among the various window materials used today. But, so does Fibrex. In fact, Fibrex can block thermal transfer nearly 700 times better than aluminum, and this can certainly help reduce your heating and cooling bills.
As you can see, you can get more benefits from using Fibrex windows over wood windows. Wood and Fibrex are both beautiful and energy-efficient; Fibrex, however, is more affordable, more durable, and can last longer than wood even with minimal maintenance.
So if you’re planning to get your windows replaced this season, you should call Renewal by Andersen of Portland, the leading company for replacement windows in West Linn and the surrounding areas, and request a free estimate.