When you’re purchasing replacement casement windows for your home, one of the things that you’ll need to consider is the material. After all, homeowners such as yourself have a wide range of options when it comes to materials. According to experts, however, when replacing windows, there are two popular materials that homeowners gravitate toward: vinyl and Fibrex®.
Improved insulation is one of the most important benefits a new window can bring. This is because with improved insulation, you can keep your home comfortable regardless of outdoor temperatures while keeping heating and cooling costs down. Luckily, both vinyl and Fibrex windows offer superior energy efficiency compared to any other material you can find on the market.
A frame material’s strength dictates your window’s size. And, when it comes to this, Fibrex is the superior material. According to home window replacement experts, Fibrex frames usually have over twice the compressive strength of vinyl, meaning they can be slimmer than vinyl frames while managing to support the same size of glass. With that in mind, if you want a window that can offer you with the best outdoor view, be sure to install Fibrex windows in your home instead of vinyl.
Both vinyl and Fibrex are said to be incredibly durable as they’re usually designed to withstand the effects of wear and tear brought about by temperature changes. However, Fibrex is more durable compared to vinyl as vinyl frames usually suffer from distortion because of heat exposure. Fibrex frames, on the other hand, can tolerate high temperatures, making it far more durable than vinyl.
Vinyl window frames are usually made of new materials, meaning that, while affordable, they aren’t very environmentally friendly when it comes to their production. Fibrex, on the other hand, is partially made of reclaimed materials, allowing window companies to reduce the amount of material that could end up as landfill waste. This means Fibrex is a more sustainable option than vinyl frames.
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