The Biggest Benefits to Expect from Fibrex® Windows
The Biggest Benefits to Expect from Fibrex® Windows
Windows come in different styles and are made from different types of materials. Some of the most common types include wood, aluminum, fiberglass and vinyl, with each offering unique features and benefits. They may also have a few drawbacks that become deal-breakers simply because they’re not worth the additional costs down the road. However, there’s a material that offers excellent durability and longevity that hardly requires any maintenance. If this is what you’re looking for, then we strongly recommend our Fibrex® windows!
Out of all the different window framing options available, not many can offer as many benefits as Fibrex. The material is readily made in any style available, including casement and double hung windows, without compromising their beauty and performance. It’s an innovative material that combines the strength and stability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl. It’s also backed by a robust warranty, which is why it’s installed in many homes across the country!
So, what can you expect when installing our Fibrex windows?
How Fibrex® Is Made
Fibrex was first introduced in 1992 by the Andersen® Corporation. It’s a proprietary material made from a blend of 40% wood fiber by weight and around 60% thermoplastic polymer, making it twice as strong as vinyl and won’t easily fail under harsh weather conditions. It’s practically made for energy efficiency, durability, beauty and minimal maintenance, making it the best choice for any type of home.
What makes Fibrex a great window framing material is that it allows for narrower frames. This means you get more glass area compared to vinyl and other materials. These windows also hardly expand and contract even under fluctuating temperatures and other extreme weather conditions. This makes them a great choice if you want casement windows with black frames as they won’t affect your home’s indoor temperatures even while under constant sunlight.
Benefits to Expect From Fibrex
Unrivaled beauty. Replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen® preserve the architectural beauty of home exteriors and interiors. The design of the sashes and frames reflect the geometry and other features of your old windows. The extrusion process allows us to create Fibrex windows of any shape. That’s why in addition to conventional window styles like double-hung and casement windows, we also offer curved specialty windows.
Excellent insulation. As one of the best thermal insulating properties in the market, our Fibrex windows also use Andersen’s High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass that helps retain the heat in your home better during the winter months. This means you won’t have to rely too much on your heater to stay warm, so you end up saving on your monthly energy bills. They also work well during the summer season as they keep out the heat while the indoor temperatures stay naturally cool and comfortable!
Low maintenance. Even if you have casement windows installed, they’ll need regular cleaning to keep the glass presentable and in good condition. But since the Fibrex frames won’t easily rot or decay, you won’t need to worry much despite their constant exposure to the outdoor elements. They’re also resistant to mold and mildew buildup, so you won’t have to worry about the indoor air quality getting contaminated.
High sustainability. Our Fibrex material is made not just from any other wood material. We use about 40% reclaimed wood, which makes it clean and sustainable. The material also reduces volatile organic chemical (VOC) emissions since our manufacturing process doesn’t use any wood preservatives. This lets us meet the strict energy efficiency criteria set by the U.S. Department of Energy, so you can be sure that they’re ENERGY STAR®-certified!
Made to your specifications. When you choose Fibrex, you can have your windows custom-made to fit the existing openings of your home. They can also be made to preserve the exterior’s architectural design. If you want the frame and sash design to resemble your home’s original windows, the material can be made to its specifications.
Our Hassle-Free Process
Our Fibrex windows are handled by a professional team that follows a smooth and efficient installation process. This is to ensure you get the features you want for your choice of replacement window, be it casement, sliding or double hung windows. We’ll also guide you through each step of your project so that you’re aware of how we design, build and install your new windows!
So, why do many homeowners turn to us for their window replacement services? Here’s what you can expect when you go through our hassle-free process.
Design consultation. In this part of the process, you’ll be discussing with our design consultants what you want for your window replacement. This can be done either by visiting your home or through a no-contact virtual meeting depending on your preference and availability. This part is crucial as you’ll be talking about your needs and preferences so that they provide solutions to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort.
Measure and manufacture. After consultation, we’ll let our project technicians handle the order for your custom window installation. At this stage, you can also ask any additional last-minute questions and address other inquiries before they proceed with the manufacturing.
Installation. Once the custom-made windows are ready, they’ll start the installation process at your scheduled date. Depending on how many will be replaced, it might take over a day to get them installed properly in your home. During this part of the process, our installers will implement precautionary measures to prevent accidental damage to your interiors. They’ll also make sure to prevent any dust and dirt from affecting your home and clean up thoroughly once the project is completed.
Customer care. Your new windows are backed by our robust limited warranty as soon as they’re installed. This is a testament to our quality as well as our commitment so that your windows function as expected. As long as they’re properly cared for and maintained, you can be confident that they’ll stand the test of time and will operate easily even after 20 years.
Why You Should Choose Renewal by Andersen®
Fibrex is just one of the things that make Renewal by Andersen of Cincinnati stand out as the leading window contractor in the area. Our Start-to-Finish process ensures a successful window installation and our window warranties are some of the strongest in the industry. Call us today at (513) 283-8996, or fill out our online contact form to request a free consultation today. Our Ohio service areas include Cincinnati, West Chester and the neighboring areas.