When it comes to getting new windows, it pays to have replacements with high-quality materials. The better the material is, the more value you can get out of it. While a lot of people prefer getting vinyl frame windows, our experts believe that Fibrex® frames can give vinyl a run for its money. How does it compare to the popular option?
A window plays a big part in keeping your home insulated. You want a material that has high thermal resistance so it won’t transfer too much outdoor heat (or cold) into your home. Fibrex and vinyl are pretty similar in this regard, with either option having a U-rating of around 0.15.
Heat distortion refers to the highest temperature that the window frame can tolerate before it starts to show signs of bending, sagging or warping. According to experts, Fibrex has the upper hand here, with a higher heat distortion point of 173 degrees Fahrenheit compared to vinyl’s 163 degrees. This makes Fibrex an idea window replacement option for areas that experience very hot summers.
A window needs durable frames, or it will not hold up well against elements like wind, impact damage and even the weight of the entire window itself. Fibrex is twice as strong as vinyl in this regard, which means it can support bigger glass panes, and it can afford to have thinner, less obstructive edges.
With the increasing demand for eco-friendly materials, it’s good to have replacement windows with a reduced impact on the environment. Because Fibrex frames are partially made of recycled wood and plastic, it uses less raw materials than vinyl and also reduces the amount of wood that would otherwise end up being incinerated or dumped in landfills.
Get Fibrex windows for your home straight from the best in the area. Renewal by Andersen® of Northwest Ohio is the most trusted roofing company in Findlay, OH. You can call us at (419) 931-6970 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.