Fibrex Windows – An Innovative Choice
Are you looking for a good set of windows for your new home or trying to give your old windows an overhaul? With recent trends in home improvement leaning towards more efficient options, the usual windows simply won’t do; you need more innovative solutions. Fortunately, Fibrex windows are all about innovation. You’re probably asking “What is Fibrex?” and “Why should I get Fibrex windows?”.
At first glance, Fibrex looks very similar to the vinyl used for making window frames. However, it’s more than that: Fibrex is made up of PVC polymers mixed with wood fiber. The wood fiber gives Fibrex extra strength without being too heavy, resulting in a tough lightweight material perfect for window frames.
As you’ve probably heard, people have differing opinions on how tough various types of window materials are, but believe me when I say Fibrex is one of the toughest options out there. Unlike vinyl, Fibrex is strong enough not to sag or warp over time. However, the polymer found in a Fibrex window makes it just flexible enough to prevent it from becoming brittle like fiberglass. Fibrex can go toe-to-toe with fiberglass, which is already known for being tougher than wood and metal. Let that sink in.
Of course, being innovative isn’t just about being tough; it’s about covering as much ground as possible in terms of technological advancement, including energy efficiency. It can still get very cold during certain months in San Francisco, so you need windows that provide good insulation. Fibrex frames excel at providing good insulation, and combined with low-E glass , can create a thermal barrier to keep indoor temperatures more consistent.
It’s not just you who would be benefit from better insulation. Because it would be easier to regulate indoor air, your heater or air conditioner won’t have to work as hard – or use up as much energy – trying to keep temperatures at a comfortable level. Less strain on your appliances extends their lifespan. Coupled with lower electric bills, you get to save significantly over the long term.
When it comes to windows, innovation also includes combining form with function. Like vinyl, Fibrex windows can have a smooth, clean finish, which goes well with more modern-themed homes. However, it doesn’t mean Fibrex windows are limited to trendy home designs. Fibrex frames can have a wood texture finish to give them a more traditional look, ideal for homes that favor a more classic visual theme. Because the Fibrex material is so strong, it’s possible to have windows with thinner frames, allowing more room for glass panels. In short, bigger windows for bigger outdoor views.
Innovation doesn’t stop at providing for your window needs. Because Fibrex is made of recyclable material, the manufacturing process for Fibrex-framed windows has little environmental impact. Moreover, Fibrex windows frames can also be further recycled into new window frames at the end of their life instead of being sent to a landfill.
With so many advantages over other types of window material, there’s no doubt that Fibrex windows are truly an innovative window solution. If you want to know more about this excellent material, look for window providers that sell Fibrex windows and give them a call!
About the Author:
Alex Esler is a Marketing Manager for Renewal by Andersen, a company specializing in window replacement. To help homeowners get the most out of their windows Alex regularly shares tips on various window options through blog posts and online articles.