Fibrex® is a unique wood-fiber and thermoplastic-polymer hybrid that combines the best of both wood and vinyl: the former’s endurance and the latter’s low maintenance. Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta put together this quick FAQ guide for you to understand more about the benefits of Fibrex windows.
1. What Is Fibrex?
Fibrex is our exclusive composite framing material that combines the natural beauty of wood with the low-maintenance qualities of vinyl. This composition is suitable for windows and doors because it has exceptional properties such as resistance to deterioration, including bowing and cracking.
2. What Are the Benefits of Installing Fibrex Windows?
Blistering, peeling, cracking and rotting won’t be a problem with Fibrex windows. They also withstand thermal expansion caused by extreme temperature changes. Other window frame materials expand and contract to such conditions, causing the seals to deteriorate. Fibrex, on the other hand, is free of this flaw, making it a more long-lasting solution.
3. How Long Do Fibrex Windows Usually Last?
Renewal by Andersen studied 10 Fibrex windows that had been subjected to two decades of wear and tear as part of a long-term study. Despite extensive exposure to the weather, the windows remained in good condition, with no damage to the window seals and proper operation of the opening mechanisms.
4. How Energy-Efficient Are Fibrex Windows?
Fibrex has great insulating characteristics, which can help you save money on cooling and heating. Given that heat gain and heat loss through windows often accounts for 25% to 30% of your heating and cooling bills, the energy savings from installing efficient Fibrex window replacements will be substantial.
5. Is Fibrex Available for All Window Styles?
Fibrex’s unique blend of materials and strength is the reason why the extrusion process allows the frames to be molded into any shape. Unlike fiberglass, which can only be used for straight lines, Fibrex can be utilized for curved and other specialty windows.
6. Are They Backed by Warranties?
It’s not enough that your windows are attractive and well-built. They should also be backed by a long-term warranty. Our Renewal by Andersen windows come with some of the best warranties on the market.
What sets Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta apart from others is our signature service, which means we customize windows according to your needs and preferences. To learn more about your Fibrex window options, give us a call at (866) 609-5033 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We work with homeowners in Atlanta, GA, and nearby communities.