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Andersen or Vinyl Replacement Windows for your San Francisco Bay Area Home

In recent years we have found many San Francisco Bay Area homeowners from Oakland to San Jose trying to make the decision between Andersen windows and various vinyl options on the market. Because of this, we wanted to compare the two materials as accurately as possible and share why we believe our Renewal by Andersen Fibrex® material is the superior choice throughout the bay area including Hayward and Palo Alto.


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Vinyl windows are often sought out because of their ease of use and perceived affordability. While this may be a viable option for some people, most vinyl options have some downsides as well depending on what you are looking for in a window replacement. When compared to our Fibrex® window frames, vinyl is less structurally strong. This may cause durability issues down the road with warping, something that reduces energy efficiency.

Andersen windows have the advantage of being much more energy efficient than most other options because of our high tech materials for both our low-e glass and Fibrex® window frames. It’s important to consider not only the material used when looking for an energy saving window. The type of glass used and the installation process are very important aspects as well. We use high tech Low e4 glass which reduces energy loss in both hot and cool environments by over 80% and reduces UV ray exposure inside your home.

Homeowners with our windows notice another big difference between our windows and vinyl or other windows on the market. I’m speaking of the increased resell value of your home. Houses with renewal by Andersen precuts installed sell for much higher on average than those with vinyl. While not immediately felt, this pays off big time down the road. We want our products to be an investment in yourself and your home rather than just something you look through.

Still not sold on Andersen’s window materials and how they compare to vinyl replacement windows? Call us today and we would be happy to tell you more and even schedule a risk-free in home consultation. We proudly serve the entire bay area of California from San Francisco across to Oakland and South to Palo Alto, San Jose, and Haywood CA. We hope to speak with you soon about your new house windows.