Fibrex® is a material used for manufacturing Renewal by Andersen® replacement frames, and is a key component of our replacement windows’ unparalleled long-term performance. In today’s post, local replacement window company Renewal by Andersen of Denver answers frequently asked questions about Fibrex.
What Is Fibrex Made Of?
Fibrex material is a composite made of wood fibers and polymer, which combines the strength and durability of traditional wood frames with the low maintenance requirements of vinyl frames. Our parent company Andersen® Corporation started development on a framing material as early as 1958, which led to Fibrex being patented in 1991.
Is Fibrex Available for All Replacement Windows?
Every Renewal by Andersen replacement window features frames made of Fibrex. As an extruded material, Fibrex can be crafted into virtually any window style, shape and profile that your home requires. This gives you more latitude with your design choices without compromising long-term performance, energy efficiency and low maintenance qualities. Additionally, some of our patio doors, manufactured by Andersen, have structural components made of Fibrex.
How Can Fibrex Help You Save on Your Energy Bills?
Our Fibrex material frames have inherent insulation, which means it does not require a foam or similarly insulating core. Combined with our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, Renewal by Andersen replacement windows prevent heat from leaking between your indoor and outdoor spaces, which can help reduce your home’s indoor heating and cooling requirements, leading to energy savings. Each Renewal by Andersen replacement window is certified by ENERGY STAR®.
Is Fibrex Eco-Friendly?
Renewal by Andersen replacement windows are manufactured with the environment in mind. Fibrex contains at least 40% wood fibers reclaimed from wood trimmings at Andersen’s woodworking facilities in Minnesota. As we have control over the supply chain and manufacturing process—from sourcing raw materials to delivery and installation—we can maintain a minimal carbon footprint. Lastly, our replacement windows are more sustainable, thanks to expected life spans of more than 35 years and minimal needed upkeep.
Renewal by Andersen® of Denver is your leading provider of replacement windows and patio doors. Give us a call at (303) 968-3287. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Denver and Colorado Springs, as well as the surrounding areas.