When you’re in the market for replacement windows, look for something that’s both durable, energy-efficient, and high-performing. It’s difficult since there’s a lot available in the market, but you have to be critical in your choice.
While vinyl boasts reliability and performance, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland recommends Fibrex®, a composite material that surpasses vinyl in all aspects. Here’s what it does.
Wht is Fibrex?
Fibrex is the material of choice for the replacement windows we provide to our customers. This is a composite that’s 40% made of wood fiber and 60% thermoplastic polymer. The result is a material that’s twice as strong as vinyl and boasts even better performance in any weather.
This makes it a smarter alternative to vinyl that, while highly resilient, can balk when faced with extreme temperatures. But what are the other advantages of this material?
One of the most attractive aspects of this material is that it blocks thermal transfer better than the usual alternatives, like wood, aluminum, and vinyl. In fact, Fibrex blocks thermal transfer approximately 700 times better than aluminum.
This makes it ideal if you want your replacement windows to regulate your home’s temperature the natural way. Tighter heat retention allows you to save a pretty penny on your heating and cooling bills.
Strength and Weathertight
Fibrex is two times stronger than vinyl, making it the more durable choice for many homes. It resists elemental damage better and is generally more stable and physically resistant under all climates.
Apart from its inherent durability, it’s also more weathertight than vinyl. Our windows’ airtight seals prevent air from leaking in and out.
An Aesthetic Alternative
While we’re proud of the inherent functionality and durability of our Fibrex frame, we also would like to point out that they’re visually pleasing, too. Unlike wood, you don’t have to worry about paint chipping off your Fibrex material windows. The color is actually blended and fused during production, making it last longer than a simple paint job would have otherwise.
When looking for a viable window replacement for your old one, look no further. Fibrex is the superior window material, a long-lasting, energy-efficient and aesthetic alternative to wood and vinyl. Renewal by Andersen of Portland has been serving homeowners with beautiful replacement windows in Salem, Lake Oswego, and Portland, Oregon. Call us today at (503) 419-3960 for more information.