Replacement windows are significant investments. Given the potential benefits quality replacement windows can bring, the last thing you want is to buy one of those pre-built, off-the-shelf replacement window units. Here are some benefits of investing in custom-built replacement windows:
Here are some common window problems that you won’t need to worry about when you have Fibrex material windows:
1. Water penetration – If rainwater can easily penetrate your windows, it means they’re not forming a proper seal. While this is often attributed to weatherstripping, the frames may have been warped from exposure to temperature changes. Fibrex, on the other hand, will reliably stay in shape despite extreme temperatures.
2. Windows are hard to open and close – Another consequence of exposure to moisture and temperature is that the windows end up being hard to operate, or else don’t stay open or closed. While this is not a problem with certain styles like picture windows, this happens often with operable styles like double hung windows. You may have read how you can slightly sand or plane the sashes, but doing this too often can permanently loosen it. However, investing in sturdy frames made with Fibrex material can help you forget about this problem.
3. Inefficient insulation – Aside from being durable, the reason wood remains a popular door and window material is because of its inherent insulation. Other traditional materials just wouldn’t cut it. But wood is not a fully sustainable resource, and this is where Fibrex material comes in. It’s on par with wood in terms of insulation but made with sustainability in mind. Fibrex material is made using wood fiber reclaimed from our parent company Andersen Corporation’s wood manufacturing facilities, and molecularly bonded with a special polymer. The result is a material that is strong, sustainable, and energy-efficient.
4. Frequent repainting – Consider the cost of repainting your windows. Then factor in the time spent sanding and repainting and add the considerable risk of doing the same for your upper story windows. Now consider the fact that Fibrex does not require repainting and requires virtually no maintenance. Our double hung and sliding windows sashes can even be tilted inward and cleaned from the safety of the room.
All of this adds up to more time better spent with your family. To top it all off, our Transferable Limited Warranty includes a 20-year coverage for all Fibrex material frames, sashes, and exterior grilles. Call Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico today at (505) 395-5120 or fill out our contact form to discuss your replacement window or patio door needs. We serve homeowners in Albuquerque, NM and nearby areas in New Mexico.