Window frames are almost as important as glazing, as these seal out drafts and moisture. Not all window frames are made the same, however. A window frame’s insulating value, energy-efficiency, and its ability to reduce maintenance time and expenses depend largely on the material. For instance, the insulation value of standard wood and vinyl frames are similar, while insulated fiberglass or foam-filled vinyl frames have higher R-values.
If you are looking to install new double hung windows in Albuquerque, NM, consider the exclusive Fibrex® material Renewal by Andersen® uses for our window frames. This proprietary material offers many advantages, making it one of the most preferred window frame materials among homeowners.
In this post, we list the features and benefits of Fibrex® frames.
What is Fibrex®?
Fibrex is a composite of wood grain and a thermoplastic polymer. It can mimic the look and texture of almost any material, including wood. Some homeowners prefer the charm and rustic appeal of a wood framed window, yet worry about poor energy efficiency or difficult upkeep. With Fibrex, our windows are the ideal solution.
How Can Fibrex Increase Energy Efficiency?
Your window’s frames, work with the glazing in increasing your home’s energy-efficiency. You can lower your energy bills by decreasing wasted energy and reducing the amount of air that escapes through the window.
When combined with Low-E4® glass, your replacement windows in Albuquerque, NM, becomes more energy-efficient in summer and in winter, compared with conventional windows. High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, moreover, makes your home 70% and 45% more energy-efficient in summer and winter, respectively.
Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico offers quality windows that have Fibrex frames. If you wish to learn more about the benefits you can reap from installing our windows, get in touch with our experts. Call us at (505) 395-5120 or fill out our form today to schedule your free in-home estimate.