Fibrex® Vs. Vinyl: Which Should You Choose?June 17, 2015
There was a time when life was simple and nearly every building component was made of wood. And there wasn’t a thing wrong with that. Wood looked great—until people realized that it stopped looking good once it aged. From then on it was a race to find a material that resembled wood yet lasted longer.
Which brings us to this point. In recent years, two materials have gained popularity as great alternatives to wood. But which is better? Let’s find out:
Vinyl is used on a lot of things, from records to replacement windows in Poughkeepsie, NY. Made from a substance called polyvinyl chloride (PVC), its main advantage is that it’s a very versatile material.
It’s also cost-effective and has great durability that belies its affordability. Another big plus is that it is very easy to clean—usually a once-over with water and soap will make it look good as new.
On the downside, vinyl is also vulnerable to discoloration in extreme weather conditions. Because the material can’t be painted over, vinyl windows may need more frequent replacement than other units. Lastly, they don’t really add a whole lot of value to a home—many homeowners think they look “cheap” and are incompatible with many architectural styles.
This Renewal by Andersen® exclusive takes the best qualities of wood and combines them with the modern innovations in vinyl. Fibrex looks so similar to wood that you’ll be hard-pressed to tell the difference. Its appearance can also be heavily customized to suit a range of tastes and needs. It’s also very durable—completely resisting rot, decay, and corrosion.
One of the biggest advantages of Fibrex lies in its inherent energy efficiency. This material is 700 times better at insulating than aluminum. It can help lower heating or cooling expenditure around the house down the line. It’s a smart, long-term investment overall.
Here at [company_name], Fibrex is our material of choice because we believe in adding value to our products beyond just good looks and longevity. Our replacement windows in Schenectady, NY, can help keep you comfortable while saving a little each month on those energy bills.
To learn more about this amazing product, give us a call today. We’ll be more than happy to throw in a free estimate to get you started.