Pro Talk: How Our Quality Window Frames Can Help YouApril 25, 2016
Most homeowners replace their windows only once, so it’s important to do it right the first time. One of the essential parts to get right is the window frame. Investing in quality window frames from Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee for your replacement windows can help save you money down the line and prevent unnecessary repair costs.
What is Our Frame Material and How is It Made?
We manufacture our windows in Milwaukee, WI, from our exclusive Fibrex® material. This composite brings together the best qualities of wood and vinyl, while eliminating their disadvantages.
We manufacture Fibrex by combining 40% wood fiber and 60% proprietary polymer using our patented process. We first remove excess moisture from the wood. We then combine it with the heated polymers. The two materials then fuse together in the molecular and cellular level. Polymer encases and fills the individual cells of the fiber. This makes the wood fibers align and bond together, significantly boosting the material’s durability.
What are the Benefits of Fibrex?
As an expert in windows and doors in Wisconsin, we developed Fibrex to provide homeowners with more benefits. Fibrex material frames do not corrode, chip, crack, peel, or fade. Since it is durable, you don’t need to worry about damage.
Fibrex also stays stable and rigid under temperature change. This prevents the window from bending and bowing, reducing the risk of air leaks. Our Fibrex frames are also effective insulators. They block thermal transfer nearly 700 times better than aluminum, which can help save you money on energy bills.
In addition, Fibrex window frames require little maintenance. To stay beautiful, all your window frames need is an occasional wash with mild soap and water. Fibrex is also environmentally friendly; we reclaim the wood fibers we use from the manufacturing process of other windows. This efficient use of materials has prevented the harvesting of nearly 90 million board feet of lumber. As an environmentally conscious windows contractor in Milwaukee, we’re proud of our positive impact on the environment.
Our Fibrex frames will protect your home for years to come. They’re also easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and come in many attractive colors. In addition, we provide special insulating glass for our windows. High-Performance™ Low E4® glass complements our Fibrex frames and can help save you up to 25% on your energy bills. Give us a call to learn more about our windows, or to schedule a free in-home consultation.