A home window installation, like any other home improvement project, can be stressful. But, with the proper preparation and setting the right expectations, the endeavor can be dealt with smoothly. Read on about the various sources of stress during renovation and the corresponding ways to prevent them.
Most people forget about their doors as soon as they enter their home. You should not, however, turn your back on your doors; instead, pay attention to their other functions and find out if they need an upgrade. Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles, the premier exterior door replacement company in the area, shares the qualities of a good replacement door.
There’s nothing quite as nice as being able to open your windows and catch a cool breeze. However, that enjoyment can quickly be cut short if mosquitos and other pests are able to sneak in through your window screens. Fortunately, the experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles, your local window replacement company, offer an assortment of great screen options to address this annoying problem. [Read more…]
Whatever color you splash on your living space can influence the mood of your home. It’s one of the fun parts of remodeling your home, as you get to experiment a bit. You need to be careful, however, with the color that you’ll incorporate into your windows. Remember that this component is an important design element that can make or break your home’s look.
Vinyl replacement windows are usually considered a step up from traditional wood windows, but that doesn’t mean they are the best option available. In fact, this type of windows tends to warp or crack because it is not as sturdy as wood. Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles, however, saw the potential of these two window materials — if their best qualities were put together. That’s why we created a hybrid frame called Fibrex®.
Here’s a closer look at how this window framing material is created.
For Renewal by Andersen, the manufacturing process behind Fibrex is the key to its efficiency. This framing material is made from 40% reclaimed wood fiber and 60% polymer. We start by warming up the wood fibers to extract any remaining moisture. We then heat the polymer to a specific temperature and combine it with the wood fibers. This method results in a material that has the strength of wood but can also repel moisture like vinyl. We then use an extruder to form window frames in any shape and color.
Fibrex is probably your best option if you are looking for old wood windows replacement units. Fibrex, unlike natural wood, repels moisture, which means it won’t rot, giving you the best value for your money for years to come.
Many people are shifting to durable and environmentally friendly window materials to avoid adding to the tons of subpar construction materials discarded in landfills. Our company reuses wood fiber (sourced from Andersen manufacturing sites) for our Fibrex windows, which prevents the harvesting of board feet lumber. Moreover, Fibrex, when paired with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, can help drive your utility costs down. These components work together to prevent energy transfer that can compromise indoor temperatures.
Why work with amateur window installers when you can entrust your home window repair and replacement to the pros? At Renewal by Andersen of Los Angeles, we use only the best material for optimum window performance. Call us today at (310) 734-5554 to learn more about our products and services.