Fibrex Sets Andersen Replacement Windows Apart
We love to tell our customers in Cape Cod, Rhode Island, and Connecticut that Andersen windows are made from a material called Fibrex. So what is it and why should you care about it? Allow us to tell you why there was a need for something better, and how we stepped up to fill those shoes. Window frames have traditionally been made from wood for hundreds of years. That being the case, regular maintenance has always been a part of the picture due to inevitable wear and tear from weather over time. Wood is prone to expanding and contracting with fluctuations in temperature. It can also pit, peel, crack and corrode even without extreme climate conditions. For such a staple architectural element like windows, Andersen didn’t think this was an acceptable standard for replacement windows.
Renewal by Andersen found a solution to the problems presented from traditional wood frames with the revolutionary Fibrex material. Fibrex is a combination of both pulverized wood fiber and thermo-plastic polymers. The result is a window that is more durable, requires less maintenance, and insulates better than either substance alone. What’s more is that the material’s structural stability means a narrower frame and larger glass area for your viewing pleasure.
Also, as much as we know you love standing on rickety ladders 15 feet of the ground while holding a heavy paint can, we thought it wouldn’t hurt to take painting out of the picture for you too. Choose from a myriad of colors including, but not limited to white, sandstone, pine, oak, and maple. You will be amazed at how vibrant the color of your replacement windows is even 15 to 20 years down the road.
Finally, 40% of the raw material used in production is reclaimed wood fiber from Anderson manufacturing centers. We pride ourselves on being Energy Star qualified, meeting the high energy efficiency standards set by the U.S Department of Energy, and with windows lasting longer than ever, landfills are happy to see less dinged up, old windows taking up space every year.