4 Things You Don’t Know about Fibrex® Composite Frames

Windows are not made the same. Some stand out, while others fail to meet the expectations set by contractors, manufacturers, and homeowners. Still, others are unmatched when it comes to beauty, energy efficiency, and functionality. At the top of the list? Renewal by Andersen® windows.

To understand why these units are the best in the country, you first have to learn about one of the greatest window innovations today: Fibrex®. Here are four things you probably don’t know about this amazing framing material:

1. The experts at Andersen Corporation spent 30 years researching and developing Fibrex.

The Andersen brand has always been known for innovation. One of the best things to come out of its research and development pursuits is Fibrex.

Perfected and patented in 1992, it replaced beautiful but hard-to-maintain wood units. Fibrex is as sturdy and stable as natural wood material. In fact, it contains 40% reclaimed wood fibers. Unlike wood, however, Fibrex needs little to no upkeep over the course of its long service life.

2. Fibrex frames are two times stronger than those made of vinyl.

Vinyl frames do fail—that is, they crack and bow under extreme temperatures. When this happens, water and outdoor air can enter the home and cause damage.

Fibrex, on the other hand, is guaranteed not to rot, peel, decay, or crack. Because it expands and contracts very little, it easily outperforms vinyl in terms of strength. It can withstand even the most challenging weather, which is why it’s a leading choice material for window replacement in Las Vegas.

3. Frames made of Fibrex can visually transform your home.

This material can be made into a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. If you know how to match the unit with your home style, you can dramatically transform the way you experience your home.

A special process infuses long-lasting color into the frame during manufacturing and eliminates the need for constant painting or scraping. Renewal by Andersen offers even darker exterior colors you won’t easily find with other window companies (e.g., black, green, bronze, and cocoa brown).

4. Only a few contractors are authorized to offer and install windows with Fibrex frames.

Fibrex is an incredibly good insulator. Together with High-Performance™ glass packages, it can reduce your monthly utility bills significantly. A caveat: a unit is only as energy-efficient as its installation.

When it comes to that perfect fit, you should turn to Renewal by Andersen of Las Vegas. We’re one of the few window contractors in Las Vegas, NV, who know how to work with Fibrex frames. Our installers are so skilled and knowledgeable that they can complete a project in a single day.

The last thing you need to know about windows made with Fibrex frames? They make great additions to any home. When you’re ready to install one, give us a call at (702) 722-2052. Don’t forget to let our window experts know the best schedule for a free in-home consultation.