If you have had a window installation using Renewal by Andersen windows, then you probably already know how impressive the material used for the windows is. It’s called Fibrex®. All windows made with Fibrex are environment-friendly, energy-efficient, highly-durable and really beautiful.
The fact that Fibrex material is unique probably makes you wonder how it is made. Well, in this post, we will talk about the innovative manufacturing process of Fibrex.
Where It Begins
The entire process of creating Fibrex starts with the manufacturing of windows that are made of wood every single year. The intricate profiles of those windows mean that the milling process produces wood pieces that are just too small to be used for window parts. These small wood pieces are then reclaimed and repurposed as the wood fiber used for Fibrex.
The Perfect Combination
Fibrex material is made up of 40% fiber from repurposed wood pieces and 60% proprietary polymer. The perfect combination of these two results in an incredible window replacement material that possesses all the qualities you are looking for without the undesirable traits that made your old windows problematic. The process of creating this one-of-a-kind material is so complex and innovative that the company has earned no less than 30 patents for it!
How It Is Made
To make it, the collected wood fiber is heated to extract moisture. Once dry, it is combined with the polymer that is also subjected to a specific temperature. These two materials microscopically bond and create a new compound. What really happens is that the liquid polymer, with the right amount of pressure, completely fills and encases each cell of the wood fiber.
The encased wood fibers then align and bind with each other. This process gives the material that impressive ability to repel moisture while maintaining the strength of wood.
The Last Steps
Once the composite is created, it is colored and shaped into the parts of the products you now love.
Windows and patio doors from Renewal by Andersen make use of Fibrex material so their colors won’t fade and they will never need painting, nor will they peel, blister or rot. And because they’re twice as durable as vinyl, you can have the peace of mind knowing that it can withstand even the harshest elements.
If you are thinking of investing in a window installation for your home or commercial property, consider Fibrex. You won’t regret it!
Call Renewal by Andersen of Denver today to learn more about Fibrex material and our amazing selection of windows. You can reach us at (303) 823-4312 or (719) 419-5496. Our products and services are available in Colorado Springs and Denver, as well as nearby CO areas.