Vinyl may seem like the better choice because it is low maintenance. On the other hand, vinyl is not a durable product; it changes shape due to weather that creates gap between your window frame and walls. Although the vinyl is a good insulator, the gaps negate this quality by letting air flow outdoors.
Seeing the disadvantages of each product, Andersen Windows created its own special material called Fibrex. This polymer combines the strength and durability of wood with the low maintenance qualities of vinyl.
Fibrex is easy to customize for your home because you can choose which color you would like. Other materials are less durable and cannot be stained darker colors. Because Fibrex is so durable and resistant to heat, it can handle the manufacturing process of dark coloring, giving you more options.
Fibrex is low maintenance because it does not need to be painted or chemically treated. It comes pre-blended with the color of your choice, and it is resistant to all mold, rotting, peeling, etc. Additionally, the polymer is so strong that a thick frame is not necessary. This maximizes the glass surface area on your window, leaving you with better views of the outdoors.
If you value replacement windows that are durable, elegant, and low maintenance, call Renewal by Andersen today. Our innovative design will maintain the temperature in your home while increasing its value with beautiful windows.