Vinyl windows are the most popular kind of window on the market, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best choice for your home. Remember: when it comes to home improvement projects, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. One of the window replacement alternatives worth considering is Fibrex® windows.
How does Fibrex compare to the most popular window material on the market?
Ease of Maintenance
Fibrex is a composite made from reclaimed wood fibers and thermoplastic polymers or vinyl. The composite retains the best qualities of each material, including vinyl’s minimal maintenance needs.
Fibrex also retains natural wood’s durability. The binding of the polymers and wood at a molecular process further enhances this durability, increasing Fibrex’s moisture resistance to a level that’s close to vinyl’s moisture resistance.
In terms of resistance to abrupt temperature changes, however, Fibrex, which can tolerate temperature extremes, has the upper hand. Vinyl is susceptible to extreme temperatures, becoming brittle in freezing weather and suffering warping in scorching temperatures.
Vinyl windows come in a wide variety of colors, giving homeowners a great deal of design flexibility. If, however, you want to give your facade a sleek, minimalist look, a Fibrex window replacement might be a better choice. Thanks to the composite’s excellent durability, Fibrex frames can support the same amount of glass as a conventional vinyl window despite having narrower frames. Narrow frames give windows a sleek aesthetic and your interior a wider view of the scenery outside.
Trying to go green? Do your research before purchasing vinyl windows—vinyl windows are usually made from virgin materials. Fibrex windows, on the other hand, are partially made from reclaimed wood fibers (40% to be precise).
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Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix offers a wide variety of premium window replacement options. For inquiries, call us at (602) 562-1176 or leave us a message on this page. We serve homeowners in Phoenix, AZ, as well as the surrounding communities.