Renewal by Andersen® windows use our exclusive material called Fibrex®. This has the classic beauty of wood and twice the strength of vinyl, making it the ideal alternative to wood, aluminum, and vinyl. This means that it is not subject to rotting, warping, flaking, or blistering, similar to the low-maintenance features of vinyl. So, how do we manufacture them?
Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas, the expert in replacement windows in Manhattan, looks at the extensive manufacturing process behind this unique frame material in this video.
The Making of Fibrex
We start making our Manhattan windows by gathering unused wood materials from Andersen® windows. We mix 40% of reclaimed wood fiber with 60% propriety polymer, allowing us to eliminate their weaknesses. We then heat the wood fibers and polymer, creating a new compound that we pressurize.
This coats and fills every cell of the material, causing them to align and bind, which gives them moisture-resistance and the strength and rigidity of wood. The resulting mixture then goes through an extruder to mold it into different shapes and colors.
Possibilities Offered By Fibrex
The strength and durability that Fibrex offers allow us to create sleek frames for our Hutchinson windows. This means you can enjoy a bigger view of the outdoors thanks to the larger glass surface area. This also lets more sunlight in your home, brightening it up and inspiring productivity to your household. Furthermore, you do not need to worry about replacing your windows anytime soon, making them cost-efficient. In addition, it offers superior insulation similar to vinyl, which can help keep your home cozy for more energy savings. Lastly, it is available in a wide selection of colors and finishes that will add more personality to your windows.
You can count on Renewal by Andersen of Kansas to provide you with windows that will serve as lasting solutions. Aside from its exclusive frame material, our windows come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages that can reduce heat that enters and leaves your home. This will keep you from overworking your HVAC units, which can drive up your energy bills. You can also choose from an extensive range of design options, such as hardware and grille patterns to match your home’s architectural style.
Let us help you with your window installation needs. Call us today at (855) 871-9140 for a FREE estimate.