Because of its relatively cheap price, you might be considering vinyl as your material of choice for your windows or sliding glass doors. However, a low price doesn’t guarantee high quality. Vinyl windows are more susceptible to long-term problems, and they’re built in a way that reduces visible glass space, which isn’t appealing for some homeowners. To understand why vinyl windows are not worth the investment, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver explains some of the usual problems that come with vinyl.
Sensitivity to Extreme Temperatures
Window seal failure is the result of foggy windows, which happens when vinyl expands and contracts during extreme temperatures. When air infiltrates in your window, the gas leaks out and loses its energy efficiency. The expansion and contraction can also warp vinyl windows, which can eventually affect how they can be properly opened and closed.
Loss of Glass Area
Although some windows and patio doors are available in vinyl, the material itself is not a strong material. To solve this, they’re usually manufactured wide to keep it stable enough to support the glass properly. This also means a reduced glass area, which is not ideal for some homeowners.
Fibrex®: The Better Vinyl Alternative
If you want to have more glass area as well as durability, we recommend using our Fibrex windows instead. Our material cleverly combines reclaimed wood fibers and vinyl, so you get a high-performance glass window that has the strength and stability from wood and minimal maintenance properties from vinyl. You also won’t have any loss of glass area, since our frames are made narrower without sacrificing sturdiness.
Whether you need a professional installer on windows or French doors, don’t hesitate to hire Renewal by Andersen of Denver. We guarantee our experts will get the job done efficiently. Call us today at (303) 823-4312. You can also conveniently fill out our form online. We serve Denver and surrounding areas.