Thanks to their affordability, vinyl windows are one of the most popular types of windows on the market. However, they’re not the most cost-effective choice for temperate climates.
Vinyl Is Sensitive to Extreme Temperatures
Vinyl expands when exposed to heat and contracts as temperatures drop. Over time, repeated contractions and expansions can interfere with the windows’ opening mechanisms or damage the window sealing, creating gaps that allow cold air and moisture to infiltrate your homes.
Vinyl Windows Have Thick Frames That Reduce Glass Area
Vinyl isn’t the strongest material for window frames, which is why manufacturers need to create thicker frames to support glass panes. The problem is this reduces the windows’ glass area, limiting the amount of natural lighting—which can help brighten the mood inside and give the illusion of space—vinyl windows can provide.
Vinyl Isn’t a Great Insulator
Vinyl is a poor insulator. As such, by themselves, vinyl window frames have little insulative capabilities. To make sure heat doesn’t leak out of your home, you need to install insulated window frames, which are an added expense.
The Advantages of Choosing Fibrex Windows
If you’re looking for windows with excellent insulative capabilities and are durable enough to withstand sub-zero temperatures, Renewal by Andersen® offers a wide variety of Fibrex® window replacement options. Fibrex is an exclusive wood-and-PVC composite with exceptional durability and insulative capabilities. Thanks to this exceptional durability, sleek, narrow Fibrex window frames can support the same amount of glass as conventional window frames, maximizing the amount of natural lighting your window can provide.
Want to learn more about the advantages of Fibrex windows?
Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod offers a wide variety of premium window replacement options. As part of our Signature Service, we customize each window according to your needs and preferences to ensure they’re a perfect fit for your home. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (508) 205-1200 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Cape Cod as well as the surrounding MA communities.