Merits of 3 Common Window Framing Materials

Merits of 3 Common Window Framing Materials

January 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.

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This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

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