Wooden and vinyl window frames were once the only preferred material of homeowners everywhere. While these options have long established their reputation as two of the most popular window frames, neither of them can be durable and beautiful at the same time. Enter Fibrex®. In this article, window replacement company Renewal by Andersen® of Des Moines discusses this revolutionary material and how it effectively addresses problems commonly associated with wood and vinyl windows.
Common Issues With Wood Windows
There aren’t a lot of window frame materials that can rival the appearance and appeal of authentic wood windows. However, the unparalleled charm of wood window frames come at a price. For one, maintaining these types of windows can only be described as tedious. Most homeowners are already too preoccupied attending to other important concerns and have no time to spare for window maintenance.
Wood is also prone to peeling and requires frequent repainting, which could put a strain on your wallet in the long run.
Common Issues With Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows were advertised as windows that won’t rot. True to the hype, vinyl proved to be one of the more durable window frame options on the market. One drawback was the limited color and design options. Homeowners were stuck with sturdy but aesthetically underwhelming replacement windows.
The Fibrex® Difference
Fibrex is a material exclusive to Renewal by Andersen. It is made of proprietary thermoplastic polymers and wood fibers, all of which are byproducts of the Andersen® manufacturing process. The result is an environmentally friendly and sustainable product that rivals the durability of vinyl and matches the appearance of wood. Fibrex will not rot, warp or chip. It’s also energy-efficient, weatherproof and highly resistant to infestations.
Fibrex windows are low-maintenance and do not require frequent repainting, helping you cut back on maintenance and repainting costs.
Renewal by Andersen of Des Moines is a proud installer of beautiful and sturdy Fibrex windows. We also offer high-quality exterior doors. Call us today at (515) 209-3000. We cater to homes in Urbandale.