Vinyl and wood windows are two great choices for your home. However, these two types of windows have a common weakness: their vulnerability to warping.
Read on to learn more about the common reasons for warping and how you can completely get rid of this risk.
Top Reasons Why Vinyl and Wood Windows Warp
Warping typically comes in different forms. In some cases, it appears as bends on the face of the window, called “bowing.” Sometimes the bends appear on the edge of the window, called “crooking.” Other times, there are twists at the edges of the window, called “twisting.” Or you may notice cup-like bends that tend to go inwards or outwards, called “cupping.”
These distortions are often due to moisture problems. In the case of wood, the material can absorb and retain moisture, which could potentially cause rotting and warping. For vinyl windows, warping is usually due to excessive heat or incorrect installation. Vinyl is also a flexible material, with heat causing it to become softer and more malleable. The pressure from the locking mechanism is what typically causes the bends and bows.
Avoid Warping Issues With Fibrex
Fibrex is a great alternative to wood and vinyl. Patented by Andersen, this exclusive material boasts of the stability of wood and the low-maintenance quality of vinyl. It’s definitely an ideal choice for many homeowners. Fibrex has high resistance against mold, rot and decay. And importantly, it does not have high expansion and contraction rates.
Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut is a reputable provider of windows and doors. Our staff consists of qualified professionals who are deeply committed to excellent workmanship. With our dedication to the craft, we can ensure quality windows for your home. Call us at (860) 904-1931 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Connecticut.