Fibrex® is the Renewal by Andersen signature window material. A composite, Fibrex combines the strength, beauty and stability of wood with the ease of use and reduced maintenance associated with vinyl and similar materials. In every metric, Fibrex compares favorably to vinyl and is clearly the superior material.
Fibrex is so much stronger than vinyl that for homes in Hutchinson windows can be made with narrower sashes and frames, increasing the amount of glass and thus the amount of viewable surface in our windows. Fibrex doesn’t have the expansion and contraction rate associated with vinyl, which has been known to cause window frames to bow, breaking the glass.
Fibrex is non-conductive to heat and cold and when combined with Andersen® High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, the Fibrex material in your window helps keep your home cozy and comfortable in both summer and winter.
Despite looking like wood, the Fibrex material doesn’t require the scraping or painting a wooden window would. Neither is it susceptible to rot, decay or mold.
All of our replacement windows in Manhattan are custom tailored to our customers’ individual homes. The Fibrex material can be formed into any kind of window, even curved specialty windows. This allows us to preserve your home’s architectural beauty, faithfully reproducing the shape and lines of your original windows.
40% of the raw material by weight used that composes our Fibrex material is clean, reclaimed wood fiber. This allows Renewal by Andersen windows to meet the strict energy efficiency criteria set forth by the US Department of Energy.
With more than half of all remodeling firms having only been in the business for less than four years, warranties from these companies can be unreliable at best. With over sixty years in the business under our belt and still going strong, you know that a warranty from Renewal by Andersen of Kansas is one you can count on.
If you’ve found the information in this article helpful and are considering having work done on your home, please feel free to contact us at 855-871-9140 for a free estimate.