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Fibrex® Window Material Explained: Fibrex® Window Review

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If you are shopping for replacement windows, you’re probably curious about a widely advertised window material called Fibrex®. So what is Fibrex®? Fibrex® is the material that makes up the window frame of Renewal by Andersen Windows.

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According to the Anderson Window Website Fibrex® is a “blend of 40 percent wood fiber by weight, mostly reclaimed from Andersen manufacturing processes, with 60 percent thermoplastic polymer by weight.”

What that “really” means is Fibrex® is 40% Wood Pulp (similar to Saw Dust) and 60% Vinyl-like products. Thus the term thermoPLASTIC! For a company that sells itself as a BETTER Alternative to Vinyl, isn’t it interesting that they use 60% vinyl-like products in the construction?

Fibrex® Window Cost Review

With Fibrex® Windows being nearly 60% made up of thermoplastic materials similar to Vinyl, you would assume that the Fibrex® window would be approximately 40% more than Vinyl, however, these windows can COST UPWARDS OF 3X THE COST OF VINYL!

The reason Renewable By Andersen Fibrex® Windows cost so much is because they spend MILLIONS of DOLLARS on ADVERTISING and INFERIOR PRODUCT to other high end composite windows.

In addition, Renewable By Andersen trains a professional sales staff to sell their windows which means you could be paying a high commission on your product. What’s even more astounding is that many of these “salesmen” use old school tactics including price drops of over 50% all to give you the “illusion” of a premium quality window at a “good price.”

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Fiberglass Windows vs. Fibrex® Windows

Since we already determined that Fibrex® Windows are not a true alternative to vinyl windows that warp, fade and off-gass overtime, let’s look at a window that is far and away superior to Vinyl, Infinity Fiberglass Windows by Marvin that use ULTREX FIBERGLASS.

  • Fibrex v Ultrex:  Ultrex Fiberglass contains 0% vinyl whereas Fibrex contains up to 40% vinyl and the rest wood pulp. They call it Fibrex to confuse homeowners, but ask them what it is really made of…
  • Expansion & Contraction:  Wood and vinyl composites like Renewal by Anderson expand and contract 3X greater than Ultrex
  • Acrylic Coated: Exterior acrylic finish is more durable than Anderson’s exterior finishes and giving Marvin Window NJ maximum color retention
  • Green(Contains no Vinyl) Ultrex is inert, unlike vinyl/wood composites, which can emit harmful environmental gas, pigments, and dyes as it degrades

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For more information and to Compare Marvin Fiberglass Windows vs Renewal by Andersen Windows call 877-387-3093.

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