There are just so many types of windows out in the market, which makes it difficult to choose which one is right for you. One of the most sought-after replacement windows is the vinyl type due to its low cost.
But what if there is another type of replacement window that can perform better and is more economical in the long run? Before purchasing a new replacement window, hear what our experts have to say.
Vinyl Window Problems
Vinyl windows usually develop seal failure in less than 10 years. This gives your window a cloudy appearance. If natural indoor light is important to you, then fogging on your window will surely reduce the light that goes into your house. Moreover, vinyl windows provide less glass space than other window frames. Consequently, your replacement window may look smaller than your original windows. In terms of insulation, vinyl windows do have a good insulating value, but sealant failure can reduce this over time.
For all these window replacement concerns, the best alternative is Fibrex® – a window made of 40% wood fiber and 60% thermoplastic polymer. Because Fibrex is twice as strong than vinyl, you can expect better and longer performance when the window is exposed in varying temperatures. Because it is sturdier than vinyl, you get a bigger glass area since it can hold and operate the glass with narrower frames. Fibrex has better insulating value due to its long life cycle; plus, it offers noise transmission insulation.
Fibrex® Replacement Windows
While vinyl replacement windows are less expensive, expect recurring problems as they age.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Northwest Ohio, we are your leading provider of window products and replacement services. Give us a call at (419) 931-6970, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Toledo and other nearby areas.