Window frames can be made from many materials, such as wood, vinyl or composite. Each material has pros and cons, but an innovative material called Fibrex® offers unparalleled benefits that set it above the rest. Read on to learn more about this exclusive frame material from Renewal by Andersen® and how it’s changing the landscape of the window industry. ——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Step #1: Gathering the Wood FibersThe wood fibers used in the manufacturing of Fibrex windows actually come from small, unused wood pieces that are produced when milling the intricate profiles of Renewal by Andersen’s wood windows. Once the unused wood is reclaimed, it’s shredded and repurposed to make Fibrex material.Step #2: Creating the CompoundFibrex material for a double-hung or bay window is composed of 40% wood fiber and 60% proprietary polymer. Once the wood fibers have been gathered, they’re heated to extract all the moisture and then dried. Afterward, the polymer is heated to a specific temperature and the materials are combined. The wood fiber merges with the polymer’s molecules to create the composite material known as Fibrex.Step #3: Shaping and ColoringOnce the Fibrex compounds have merged with one another and the window is complete, the material is put through an extruder to be shaped. The color chosen by the homeowner is then applied permanently to the material before the window is completely assembled and shipped off to stores around the country.Want to install picture windows in your home? Look no further than Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio. When it comes to window and door replacement projects, we are the leading professionals to approach and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (210) 988-6466 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve homeowners San Antonio, Boerne, Universal City, TX, and other nearby areas.