A Quick Comparison Between Fibrex® and Vinyl

A window or door replacement is an exciting endeavor that may help improve your home’s energy efficiency and enhance curb appeal. However, to maximize the benefits of this home improvement project, you need to pick the right materials that can stand the test of time.

In today’s blog post, Renewal by Andersen® of Houston explains the key differences between vinyl and Fibrex®  and which one is the best option. 


Vinyl windows are notorious for their higher contraction rate, which can cause the breaking of the glass seal. On the other hand, our Fibrex frames are made to last since they consist of the real wood fiber. In turn, we can then create customized narrower frames that allow you to enjoy the view, without worrying about thick vinyl frames. 

Low Maintenance

Time is a precious commodity for many people, especially for those who have hectic schedules. To avoid any hassle. they should ask their window contractor about the maintenance requirements of their new windows or doors. Fortunately, Fibrex is a low-maintenance composite, which does not require scraping or painting like other window materials. 


As mentioned earlier, vinyl windows tend to have thicker frames, which can compromise your windows’ visual appearance. With Fibrex, our replacement windows can reflect the shape of your original windows since it can be made to curve in certain areas. 


When it comes to energy efficiency, Fibrex can help improve your home’s comfort level since it contains wood fibers that can help insulate your home. This can then help drive your utility bills down and boost energy efficiency. 

Count on Renewal by Andersen of Houston to install your new patio doors or windows. Our team will walk you through a variety of options to help you make the right decision. Call us today at (281) 547-6177 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Texas, including Spring, TX.