Merits of 3 Common Window Framing MaterialsJanuary 08, 2015
Back in the days, wood frames used to dominate the window industry, and this included replacement windows in Waukesha and the surrounding towns. Its beauty brings a lot of character and appeal to any house design. However, wood does not last that long – especially if poorly maintained. If left neglected or untreated even for a short period of time, wood can easily rot or warp.
Then comes vinyl windows – a hand’s down cheaper window option. Aside from it being less costly than other window materials, vinyl is also a popular choice for busy homeowners as vinyl is virtually maintenance-free. In addition, vinyl lasts longer than wood, which means that you won’t have to replace it for a long time, which saves you money on repair and/or replacement costs.
But then again, same as wood, vinyl also has a downside. Firstly, vinyl has a very “plastic” look, which might not be suited for every house, especially elegant, classic looking facades; and because it’s basically made from plastic materials, vinyl is known to warp and melt on high temperatures. This means that during hot summers, your vinyl windows could warp and/or deform – this will certainly affect its look and functionality.
Today, through the advancement of technology, the Andersen Corporation was able to create a revolutionary material that features the strengths of both vinyl and wood: Fibrex®. It is more durable than any other material. It is resistant to warping and chipping and is also not affected by insects like termites. It is known to be one of the most energy-efficient materials available on the market today as it blocks thermal transfer nearly 700 times better than aluminum. This can surely help you reduce your electricity bill. Last but not least, Fibrex can mimic the look and texture of nearly any other material, especially wood, and this makes it possible for homeowners to achieve the low-maintenance elegance they would want for their home.
Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee, your regional representative for the renowned windows brand, is just a phone call away if you are interested in investing on Fibrex replacement windows. We offer different window designs, which include: awning, bow and bay, casement, picture, sliding, and double hung windows in Waukesha, Mequon, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, Pewaukee, and New Berlin. Just give us a call or visit us to know more about our products and services.