Some windows on the market, particularly Renewal by Andersen® products, are made from composite wood products that often include laminated strand lumber and particleboard. They are stable and rigid against harsh weather conditions and feature the same—or even better—thermal and structural properties as traditional wood. Windows with composite frames are also moisture-resistant, eliminating problems caused by mold growth.
Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA offers windows in Allentown made of Fibrex®, a patented composite material that is popular for its durability, beauty, sustainability, and energy efficiency.
Fibrex is a strong frame material that can be made into various shapes, such as oval, arch, and triangle. You don’t have to stick to traditional rectangular windows for your home.
Narrow sashes and frames are also possible with Fibrex. Your windows will have an appealing look as they offer more area for glass compared with ordinary frame materials.
Frames made of Fibrex feature the low-maintenance quality of vinyl and the strength of wood. They are also resistant to flaking, chipping, and rusting. Each wood fiber is covered with a unique polymer solution during the manufacturing process, making it resistant to fungal growth and decay. When the temperature changes, it contracts and expands minimally, which helps prevent air leaks.
Fibrex resists heat transfer about 700 times better than aluminum, a common material used for window frames. It is composed of 40% reclaimed wood fibers and 60% thermoplastic polymer with reclaimed portions too. As wood preservative solutions are unnecessary with Fibrex, harmful volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions are reduced.
Fibrex frames also have outstanding insulating properties. Combined with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, they help keep your home stay cooler during summer and warmer in winter. This can help you save money on heating and cooling costs and help your home gain a comfortable temperature.
For any of your window concerns, let Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA help you. We offer a range of replacement windows and replacement doors in Allentown. Call us today at (610) 355-4055, and our dedicated staff will be glad to assist you with your needs.