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Renewal by Andersen vs. Vinyl

When searching for replacement windows, it is important to understand the benefits. A vast majority of energy loss in a house will escape through the glass in your older windows. The frame material that holds the glass together has its own insulating abilities that are vital for a high performing energy efficient replacement window. Cheaper materials like vinyl will swell and warp in the heat which can break the airtight seal between multi-paned glass windows. Our revolutionary window frame material called Fibrex never swells, bends, chips, or peels which means it is extremely durable and maintenance free. See below to understand what makes this patented material so great.


How do our windows stand apart from vinyl windows?

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    Vinyl Windows

    Vinyl is a very common choice for replacement windows. It is typically found at large retailers like Lowe’s and Home Depot. Many people use them as a quick fix because of the low price and low maintenance appeal. However, you should be prepared to give up any aesthetic control or design options. Additionally, vinyl is not durable in extreme temperatures, and sunlight may cause fading, bending, and warping. This not only negatively affects the appearance of the window, but it creates pressure imbalances that can cause the seal between multiple panes of glass to fail. For these reasons, it is not uncommon for vinyl replacement windows to become tattered looking and lose a percentage of their energy efficiency within a decade of installation.

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    Renewal by Andersen Windows

    Renewal by Andersen of Detroit installs the finest replacement windows on the market using Fibrex. We take the maintenance free component of vinyl and add to it unmatched levels of strength, durability, insulation, and design options. Fibrex is a unique combination of 60% thermoplastic polymers and 40% pulverized recycled wood. Together, the two create an incredibly strong window frame that easily supports the weight of multiple panes of glass without feeling clunky or overly heavy. Our sashes easily unlock and lift for cleaning both sides of the glass without ever needing a ladder. You also get higher levels of energy efficiency and sound reduction in addition to this increased functionality.

    Fibrex material is manufactured in your preferred color, formed into a window that will fit the exact specifications of your wall, and installed by our own Renewal by Andersen expert installation teams.


If you are ready to make a real investment in the appearance and overall value of your home, call Renewal by Andersen today. We gladly serve Detroit, Sterling Heights, Dearborn, and Livonia with the area’s best replacement windows.