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Vinyl Windows VS Andersen Replacement Windows

For years, vinyl windows were good enough for many Flagstaff homeowners. The combination of maintenance-free durability, weather-resistance, and energy efficiency was enough to make vinyl windows a popular addition to many local homes. But vinyl windows aren’t perfect. When style and architectural authenticity is the goal, the look of vinyl windows often just doesn’t fit the bill.

In order to build the perfect window, a better material was needed. So Andersen created Fibrex® – a revolutionary, patented material that yields beautiful, energy-efficient windows that will last for years. Fibrex combines the strength of wood with the ease and durability of vinyl. Fibrex also comes in a variety of styles and finishes that seamlessly integrate into all of Flagstaff’s most popular styles of architecture – something vinyl windows just can’t do.



As you learn about Andersen windows, you’ll find they’re equal – and often superior – to vinyl windows. Here’s a quick comparison:

Vinyl Windows

    • Maintenance-free
    • Last for decades
    • Never needs painting
    • Energy-efficient
    • Weather-resistant
    • Comes in various colors
    • Not exceptionally strong – require thicker frames and sashes
    • Require same color on interior and exterior
    • can’t adapt to different looks and styles

Andersen Windows

    • Maintenance-free
    • Last for decades
    • Never needs painting –  or refinishing
    • Energy-efficient
    • Weather-resistant – won’t expand or contract
    • Comes in various colors and finishes – including wood finishes
    • Allows for different interior and exterior colors
    • Offers shapes and styles to suit many architectural styles
    • Eco-Friendly – partially compased of recycled wood fiber

The more you learn about Andersen, the more you’ll be convinced that we offer everything you could want in a replacement window. It shouldn’t come as a surprise. Our craftsmen have been innovating and improving their windows for more than a century.