When it comes to choosing replacement windows, both vinyl and fiberglass are popular options for most homeowners. The emergence of these materials has proven that it’s important to understand the features and benefits, primarily the durability, of each item for your household. However, the introduction of Fibrex® into the market has been one of Andersen®’s biggest innovative highlights. Here, we have listed down the advantages of utilizing it for your home windows.
1. Reliable Insulation- Although vinyl windows are considered energy-efficient, Fibrex has superior thermal insulating properties. As it is made with Andersen High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, it secures keeping your place warm over the winter and even cool for the summer. This helps you a lot with your electricity bills.
2. Decay-Resistant- Unlike vinyl, Fibrex ages significantly well. While it is an excellent insulator with its special polymer formulation, its resistance is provided against the possibility of decay and fungal growth. This makes it an efficient and sustainable window replacement because it does not need scraping nor painting.
3. Stability- Experts note that compared to vinyl, Fibrex is twice as stable and rigid. The average stiffness of wood is higher but is less predictable than the material due to natural variations of wood. Moreover, because it is sturdy, usual frames can be made narrower, making it easier for people to customize and style their homes.
Despite both materials having good reviews, Fibrex windows are indeed the better option. Vinyl windows may be cheaper, but they are prone to wear and tear over time and will need to be replaced sooner. Extreme temperatures make it hard to open the windows because vinyl stretches.
Window replacement company Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia is the smart choice for local homeowners. Trust us with all your door and window replacement projects. You can request a free window or door consultation and receive additional information about our products by calling our toll-free number 610-563-2190. We serve NJ homeowners in New Jersey and Philadelphia.