Fibrex vs vinyl windows

Old 06-22-21, 07:52 AM
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Fibrex vs vinyl windows

I had renewal by Anderson come to my house and gave me a spiel about why fibrex is better than vinyl windows. I am not a window expert.

1. Is fibrex worth it?
2. Is Vinyl as bad as they claim to be?

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Old 06-22-21, 08:20 AM
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Is Vinyl as bad as they claim to be?
That is kind of like saying all vinyl siding is crap. There is cheap and there is good!

I purchased a spec home 13 years ago, it had vinyl windows which I was not thrilled about but with time have learned to like them.

I do not miss painting and staining the wood windows, they are tight, energy efficient, easy to clean.

I do see a bit of fading on the South side but nothing you would notice unless you look for it. I've had a few IGU's fail but with vinyl windows they are an easy fix.

Would I get them again, I would never do wood again, too much maintenance, so yea probably, a good brand!
Old 06-22-21, 10:24 AM
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It's comparing apples to oranges. They are different products. Is fibrex a higher quality product? Probably. But a different material just has different properties. Vinyl frames will usually be thicker and chambered. Fibrex can be thinner. Biggest thing with Andersen is its name brand and a stable company. Vinyl companies change like the wind, so getting service years from now could be a problem.

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