According to the Remodeling magazine 2016 Cost vs. Value Report, vinyl replacement windows have a good return on investment. If you were to install vinyl replacement windows, you would recover an average of 73% of the amount you invested at resale. But what if you could receive even more long-term benefits from your investment, like increased energy savings and a stronger and more attractive product? Before you make the decision to go with vinyl, first consider Lehigh Valley window replacement with windows made with signature Fibrex® material from Renewal by Andersen®.
What is Fibrex®?
It takes the right combination of glass, framing material and professional installation to make a strong window. Renewal by Andersen has changed the window replacement industry with the development of an innovative composite window frame material called Fibrex. This material is made up of a combination of wood fibers and thermoplastic polymers. It has impressive insulating properties, and the unique extruded material can be shaped to follow the lines of your original windows.
Stronger Frames=Better Durability & Better Views
Fibrex is twice as rigid and stable as vinyl, and because the special polymer formulation surrounds and coats each real wood fiber, it is extremely strong. This strength means that sashes and frames can be thinner and narrower, giving you more glass area and a better view out your window. Vinyl frames tend to be thicker and bulkier, decreasing glass area. And stronger frames, of course, last longer.
Low Thermal Expansion Rates
Fibrex has a low expansion rate, meaning it expands and contracts in very small amounts. Vinyl has a much higher expansion rate that can result in bowing and cracks that leak air and let in water. Windows made of Fibrex material are superior to vinyl because no matter how much temperatures fluctuate, they won’t crack or warp. This also means that we can offer dark exterior colors that aren’t available in vinyl since Fibrex can take the added heat that will be absorbed. In addition, Fibrex windows are low-maintenance and will not decay, rot or mold, so you will never again have to mess with the tedious tasks of scraping and painting.
If you’re not already sold on Fibrex for your Allentown windows, check out our Fibrex material brochure or contact a design consultant at Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA for more information on this one-of-a-kind material. For everything from an in-home consultation to complete installation and warranty coverage, call us at (610) 849-2800 today.