Warping windows diminish your home’s aesthetics and functionality. Fortunately, this problem can be prevented by choosing replacement windows with high-quality frames and sashes. Today, we take a look at the problem of warping in more common window materials like wood and vinyl.
About Window Warping
Warping is a common issue in many windows, especially those that are made from wood or vinyl. Apart from creating an eyesore, warped frames prevent the window from functioning properly. Signs of warping include bowing, where the frames bend along the face of the window, and crooking, where the frames bend along the edge of the window.
Wood Window Warping
Poorly maintained wood window frames tend to absorb and retain moisture, causing them to bend and eventually fail. Gaps form, exposing the inside of your home to outdoor temperatures, further compromising comfort and affecting heating and cooling requirements.
Vinyl Window Warping
Heat buildup within vinyl window frames can cause the material to soften, warp, twist and bow. Aside from being a cosmetic blemish, the sagging of the vinyl frames can also affect the window’s operation. Operable windows may bind or jam, making opening and closing the windows more difficult.
Fibrex®: A Better Alternative
Given the tendency of both wood and vinyl window frames to warp, it makes sense to look for alternative window materials for your next window installation project. One material to consider is Fibrex®, the exclusive composite window material from Renewal by Andersen®.
Made of a mixture of reclaimed wood fibers and thermoplastic polymer, this superior frame material combines the stability of wood with the low-maintenance nature of vinyl. It doesn’t expand and contract like vinyl and won’t rot, mold or decay like wood.
As the leading window contractor in the local area, Renewal by Andersen of Dallas and Fort Worth offers beautiful, energy-efficient, and easy-to-maintain Fibrex replacement windows. Learn more by calling (972) 301-8660 or filling out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Dallas, TX, and the surrounding communities.