Fibrex® is an exclusive wood-fiber-and-thermoplastic-polymer composite that combines the best qualities of wood and vinyl: the former’s durability and the latter’s low maintenance needs. If you want to learn more about the advantage of Fibrex windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver compiled this quick FAQ:
What Are the Benefits of Installing Fibrex Windows?
Replacement windows made from Fibrex are resistant to common window issues such as blistering, peeling, cracks, and rot. They’re also resistant to thermal expansion, which is caused by abrupt changes in temperatures. When temperatures rise and fall, certain window frame materials expand and contract, which can damage the window sealing. Unlike other window materials, Fibrex doesn’t expand or contract when temperatures change, making them a smart choice for homeowners living in temperate climates.
What’s the Average Lifespan of Fibrex Windows?
As part of a long-term study, Renewal by Andersen examined 10 Fibrex windows that suffered two decades of wear and tear. Despite prolonged exposure to the elements, the Fibrex windows were still in good condition; their window sealing wasn’t damaged and their opening mechanisms were still working correctly.
How Energy-Efficient Are Fibrex Windows?
Fibrex has excellent insulative properties that can help lower cooling and heating costs. Given that heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25% to 30% of your heating and cooling costs, the energy savings from installing a Fibrex window replacement are not insignificant.
Here’s a tip: to boost your Fibrex windows’ energy efficiency, we recommend choosing ones with Low-emissivity (low-E) glass, which lowers the amount of ultraviolet radiation and heat entering your home. We offer a wide range of energy-efficient options, including our High-Performance Low-E4® Sun Glass, which is 56% and 47% more energy-efficient than conventional dual-pane windows in summer and winter respectively.
Renewal by Andersen of Denver offers a wide variety of windows, including Fibrex and double-hung windows. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (303) 823-4312 or (719) 419-5496. You can also fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Denver and Colorado Springs as well as the surrounding CO communities.