Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee is all about providing the highest-quality replacement windows in Waukesha and surrounding areas. That’s why we only offer windows made from the revolutionary Fibrex® material. But what is Fibrex, and what makes it better than other materials?
Fibrex is a material that was designed and developed by Renewal by Andersen®. It is made with 60% vinyl and 40% reclaimed wood fiber. Because of this:
- Fibrex is more durable and rigid.
Wood is definitely more rigid compared with vinyl. Vinyl can visibly warp depending on the weather and the temperature. However, wood is not all warp-proof either. It has the tendency to contract on cold days and expand on hot days. Although this doesn’t have any immediate, apparent effects on the wood frame, it becomes brittle and more susceptible to corrosion over time.
Fibrex, on the other hand, can resist the tendency to warp, expand, or contract. The weakness of wood is countered by the strength of vinyl and vice versa, allowing Fibrex to stand strong in any temperature.
- Fibrex has quality insulation and energy efficiency properties.
One problem that warping brings is the risk of air leaks. Air leaks can affect the quality of your home’s insulation, its energy efficiency, and, consequently, your utility bills.
The durability of Fibrex frames disallows air leaks from occurring, keeping the heat in during cold days and out during hot days. This can greatly contribute in reducing the amount of energy that needs to be consumed to maintain the ideal temperature indoors.
- Fibrex requires very little maintenance.
Wood requires a lot of attention in terms of maintenance. If not repainted every now and then, wood can decay fast because the material cannot, on its own, resist the harsh effects brought about by contact with water.
Fibrex, on the other hand, requires little to no maintenance. It possesses the water resistance of vinyl. It does not need to be repainted from time to time. It won’t rot as quickly as wood would.
In addition, Fibrex can be crafted into a beautiful, eye-catching window frame—perfect for picture windows in Waukesha. So if you need new windows, choose Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee and enjoy the benefits of having Fibrex windows at home. Call us today to get a free estimate on your window project.