How Energy-Efficient Are Certain Window Frames?

How Energy-Efficient Are Certain Window Frames

Ever wonder why your energy bill is rising? Experts on window installation say one of the reasons is that you have poorly designed, damaged or old windows. Windows play an important role in the efficient use of energy, so you must first identify which type of frame meets your needs. Adding energy-efficient window frames saves you money in the long run and improves the appearance of your house as well. Yet, how efficient are most frames?

How Energy-Efficient Are Certain Window Frames


Vinyl is an inexpensive and ubiquitous material. This material is a budget-friendly choice because it provides energy efficiency with its tight makeup, which minimizes leakage of air.

One option is to have casement windows made with this material. These are ideal for areas that are subject to strong winds. A casement window uses a crank that allows you to swing it outward to let air in or out, and seals off outside air better than other types. If you want casement windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Cincinnati has the quality products for which you are looking.


This window frame material provides high-value insulation, but it requires more maintenance compared to aluminum and vinyl frames. It may also rot, meaning it isn’t the ideal choice for areas with rainy and humid climates. Wood can be a good investment because it lasts long, especially if the cut and species are first-rate.

Wooden double-hung windows are an ideal choice for homeowners who put a premium on aesthetics more than energy efficiency. One of its flaws,however, is that it may allow air to enter through its sliders. While its durability is top-notch, it would still succumb to failure later on.


Fibrex is our exclusive framing material, which combines the best features of vinyl and wood, resulting in a material better and longer-lasting than either. Comprised of a ratio of 40% reclaimed wood fiber by weight and 60% thermoplastic polymer, it blocks thermal transfer 700 times better than aluminum, making insulation a walk in the park. In addition, the manufacturing process of Fibrex allows us to infuse the material itself with color, precluding further painting. As a result, it eliminates off-gassing for a healthier and more weather-tight interior.

Call us at (866) 609-5033 to get more information about the products and services we offer. We can also provide you with consultation about the windows you need. We serve the Cincinnati and West Chester, OH, areas and its surrounding neighborhoods.

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