Vinyl Windows

Why Fibrex windows are better than vinyl windows

For many years vinyl replacement windows offered an alternative to the older, maintenance-intensive wood frame windows found in many homes in Maine and New Hampshire. Vinyl windows were easier to maintain and offered improved energy efficiency. But homeowners were limited in the styles and color choices available with vinyl windows, and durability was always a question. Plus, petroleum-based vinyl products were not the first choice for environmentally conscious Mainers.

When a stronger, more environmentally responsible alternative to vinyl became a necessity, Renewal by Andersen® created Fibrex®, a material that outlasts and outperforms even the highest quality vinyl. Fibrex® replacement windows are superior to vinyl windows for New England homes in almost every measurable feature.

Renewal by Andersen Fibrex Windows
  • Strength – Fibrex® window frames are stiffer and 2x more durable than vinyl, and will not warp or sag with age
  • Energy Efficiency – Fibrex® is a wood-composite material which rivals insulation properties to that of a vinyl product. The difference is the lasting efficiency because of the structural stability of Fibrex that doesn’t allow the product to expand and contract as much as vinyl windows which are known for air infiltration and seal failure
  • Décor Options – Fibrex® can be formed into in a huge array of window styles, from traditional double-hung to bay windows, to specialty shapes
  • Zero Maintenance – You never need to scrape or paint Fibrex® windows

The versatility of Fibrex® material is just one reason to choose Renewal by Andersen windows over vinyl windows for Maine & New Hampshire homes. Another major factor to consider is the energy saving benefits of and sustainable production methods behind such an advanced material. While wood and vinyl materials are produced using processes that lead to wasted material that piles up in landfills, Fibrex® is produced using a cyclical manufacturing process. The waste from one production is recycled and used in the next.

Here at Renewal by Andersen of Maine, we offer a customized selection of window styles where you can select the color, texture, and finish to fit your specific home. By working with our design team you will be able to create your dream window, even with a composite material like Fibrex® to mimic the look of wood without the maintenance hassle. Renewal by Andersen® windows are designed to look like they were always meant to be in your home. 

For an alternative to vinyl windows in Maine & New Hampshire, give us a call or visit our Contact Us page to request a quote today!

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