You may be familiar with vinyl and wood as a material for replacement windows. Both have their pros and cons. However, there is no need to limit your options to vinyl and wood. Ask your prospective window contractors if they offer Fibrex window frames.
Fibrex Material’s Durability
Fibrex is a composite material that is a blend of 40% wood fiber and 60% thermoplastic polymer. Based on tests, Fibrex is twice as strong as vinyl. It also will not flake, blister, pit, or corrode. Also, unlike wood, it resists rot, decay, and fungal growth. Fibrex can also withstand extreme temperatures because it contracts and expands very little during temperature swings. It can take the heat of up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Even after twenty years of use and being exposed to the harsh elements, you can expect your Fibrex windows to work like the first day of the window installation.
Other Benefits of Fibrex Windows
Fibrex windows also have other benefits, including:
It reduces VOC emission since no painting or wood preservative treatment is required.
It blocks thermal transfer nearly 700 times better than aluminum which will translate to savings on your heating and cooling bills.
It is made of reclaimed wood fibers and thermoplastic that could otherwise end up in landfills.
You can enjoy the best of both worlds as the material is sturdy like wood, yet low maintenance like vinyl.
Windows by Toll is a windows and doors company that offers Fibrex frames with Andersen® windows. Our company has been in the industry for 20 years. Through the years, we have been providing top-notch service and quality craftsmanship. Our services also include door replacement including entry doors, french and hinged patio doors, sliding patio doors and storm doors.
Call us today at (203) 580-9945 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.