Our replacement windows feature frames and sashes made with our exclusive Fibrex® material. Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas/Fort Worth shares an in-depth look at the advantages of this innovative composite material in today’s post.
What Is Fibrex?
Fibrex is the fruit of decades of research conducted by our parent company Andersen Corporation. The experts at Andersen realized that materials such as wood, vinyl, and aluminum were not ideal as replacement window frame materials. Aluminum is corrosion-resistant but very conductive. Vinyl is low maintenance, but isn’t durable and comes in a limited color selection. While wood is exceptionally durable and has inherent insulation, it is vulnerable to temperature extremes.
Andersen Corporation began research and development on what would become Fibrex in 1958. They found that combining polymer with wood fibers created a material that has the best features of wood and vinyl. The resulting composite can also be extruded to build virtually any window frame profile, with an outer surface that can hold color coatings well. The wood used in making Fibrex material is sourced from Andersen Corporation’s woodworking facilities, where our patio doors are crafted.
Advantages of Fibrex Material
Thanks to its stable composition, Fibrex doesn’t warp or crack when exposed to extreme hot or cold. This inherent strength allows us to build slim frames, permitting larger glass areas. Like vinyl, Fibrex requires minimal maintenance. The outer surface allows deep relief designs like realistic wood grain and permits interior and exterior finishes that can stand up to close scrutiny.
Fibrex is also the most energy-efficient frame material available today. It complements the efficiency of our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages in preventing heat from passing through the windows. For homeowners, this means a double bonus of lower energy bills and a more comfortable home.
To learn more about Fibrex and our other home improvement services, call Renewal by Andersen of Dallas/Fort Worth today at (877) 605-2922. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home consultation. We serve Fort Worth, TX, and surrounding areas.