It’s always a great idea to cover all the bases when doing a home improvement project – even in a simple project like window replacement. For instance, which window material should you choose? Is it better to pick a familiar option like vinyl or choose something different like Fibrex®? ——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–DurabilityYou’ll want new windows that can effectively withstand anything the weather throws at them. This is especially crucial in areas that experience frequent thermal changes, leading window frames to expand and contract, which eventually results in distortion. Vinyl windows are prone to warping when exposed to extreme heat, but Fibrex composite is another matter altogether. This material exclusive to Renewal by Andersen® doesn’t expand or contract as much under higher temperatures, making it the stronger choice.InsulationWindows should create an airtight seal when closed. This prevents heating or cooling energy from leaking out of your home while stopping outdoor air from leaking inside. Vinyl can provide superior insulation – and so does Fibrex. The composite material offers the strength and natural insulating properties of wood, helping prevent energy loss while allowing for consistent, comfortable indoor temperature.SizeDid you know that a material’s durability can affect the size of a window? Fibrex frames have over twice the solidity of vinyl. This allows for windows with thinner frames and a larger glass area. If you want to highlight a wonderful outdoor view with large picture or sliding windows, then Fibrex is your go-to choice.Environmental ImpactVinyl is composed entirely of new materials because it uses “virgin plastics”, which doesn’t make it sustainable. Fibrex, on the other hand, is made partially of reclaimed wood fibers. This composite is also manufactured using an environmentally responsible process, essentially reducing the amount of waste material that ends up in landfills. Asher Lasting Exteriors isn’t just your leading choice for high-quality replacement doors. You can also count on us for exceptional Fibrex windows from top window brand, Renewal by Andersen. These windows will ensure reliable and long-lasting performance – plus, they are fully customizable with your choice of interior-exterior color combinations, hardware finishes and grille patterns. We proudly serve homeowners in and around Menomonie and Eau Claire, WI. Call us today at (715) 832-7282, or fill out this contact form to get a free consultation.
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