A window’s efficiency and performance heavily depends on the framing material. This is one of the most important things to consider for your window project. Historically, many homeowners have used vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum frames. While they were the prime options in the past, technological advances have since produced better-performing solutions.
As the top source of quality replacement windows in Omaha, Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln uses our exclusive Fibrex® frame composite. It is made from clean, reclaimed wood fiber that promotes sustainability. It is also highly durable and has low-upkeep properties. Additionally, it comes in an array of designs to match any home style. Here are the advantages of Fibrex over some of the most popular materials in the industry:
- Vinyl – Its usual thick profile reduces the area for viewing. It also has a high contraction and expansion rates, which may compromise the glass seal and promote energy leakage. While Fibrex offers the exceptional low-maintenance features of vinyl, it is superior in many ways. Our framing material is more robust, protecting windows from extreme temperature shifts and the harshest weather conditions. It also lets us construct narrower frames for an expansive glass area.
- Fiberglass – As this material is highly susceptible to fading and damage, it requires repainting and continuous maintenance. Additionally, it only comes in straight lineals, so you can’t use it in specialty windows. Fibrex makes up for its downsides. We warrant its strong resistance to elements, so you don’t have to worry about painting and repairs for your window replacement in Lincoln, NE. Its versatility also allows it to fit in any window shape.
- Aluminum – This material is a great conductor of heat. It easily attracts heat to enter your home in summer, and let it escape in winter. This results in an uncomfortable indoor environment. Conversely, Fibrex works to provide superior insulation. Together with our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, it helps maintain your home’s ideal temperature. This also leads to more energy savings.
With its unique features and benefits, this is the ideal framing solution to your reliable replacement windows in Bellevue. Call us at (402) 513-2828 to know more about Fibrex. We can also help you get started on your window project.