The traditional choice for window frames for more than 200 years has been wood. Windows made of wood can be inexpensive, but have distinct disadvantages when it comes to energy efficiency and maintenance requirements. That is one reason most new homes are now being built with replacement windows that are fabricated of more advanced materials, such as the Renewal by Andersen® Fibrex® windows we install here at Renewal by Andersen of Los Angeles.
Wood replacement windows are a cheap alternative that some contractors install to save time and money, and to boost their own profits. The fact is that a wood frame offers little to no insulation value. Cold exterior temperatures are easily transferred through a wood frame into your home, while the warm air created (at a high cost!) by your heating system is allowed to escape. As a result, you pay more to heat your home all winter long.
The reverse occurs in the summer months when the weather heats up and you want to cool your home. The comfortable air generated by your air conditioning system leaks through and around the frames of wood windows, only to be replaced by hot, humid air from the outside.
And maintenance? Do you really want to spend dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars every few years scraping and painting or staining the wood window frames on every window in your home? That’s the kind of care and attention you need to provide when you choose wood windows replacement. Our climate can do a number on wood, causing it to warp, crack, split, and fade unless you keep up with regular maintenance. That means your installation costs for replacement wood windows could quickly be doubled or tripled when you add the maintenance costs.
The solution to this expensive dilemma is simple: make an investment in Renewal by Andersen® Fibrex® replacement windows. Homeowners can quickly recover their installation costs by reducing monthly heating and cooling bills by using less energy to keep their homes comfortable.
Renewal by Andersen® has been producing quality replacement windows for the United States for more than 150 years. Choosing Fibrex® windows from Renewal by Andersen® and Renewal by Andersen of Los Angeles guarantees that your windows will be produced using time-tested manufacturing techniques and installed using the best practices in window installation techniques. Each of our contractors here at Renewal by Andersen of Los Angeles has undergone countless hours of training in the design and installation of windows thanks to Renewal by Andersen® factory training program.
Learn more about alternatives to wood windows from the number one choice for replacement windows. Give Renewal by Andersen of Los Angeles a call at (310) 214-2222 or visit our Contact Us page to schedule a free, no obligation in-home estimate.