Windows made of vinyl or wood are common in American homes. They are actually good choices but only up until they show the first signs of warping. Due to certain qualities of these materials, vinyl and wood are typically prone to warping.
If you want to avoid this kind of damage to your windows, you might want to consider Fibrex® windows for your window replacement project instead. To give you a better idea of the advantages of Fibrex windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver shares some basic information below.
Why Do Vinyl and Wood Windows Warp?
This type of damage is often attributed to moisture problems. Wood is known for being able to absorb and retain moisture, which can then lead to rotting and warping. Vinyl, on the other hand, can be sensitive to excessive heat, which can cause the material to become softer or more malleable. Sometimes faulty installation may also cause vinyl windows to warp.
Warping can appear as bends or distortions on the face of a window; this is usually referred to as “bowing.” However, sometimes these bends could appear on the edge of a window — which is then called “crooking.” In other cases, twists form at the edges of a window — called “twisting.” When the distortions appear as cup-like bends that go inward or outward, it is called “cupping.”
How Does Fibrex Address Window Warping?
If you are planning to change your windows, you might want to consider replacement windows made of Fibrex instead of wood or vinyl. Fibrex is a material patented by and exclusive to Andersen. It has the stability of wood, and it requires the minimal upkeep that vinyl windows are known for.
Moreover, Fibrex does not warp, rot, or decay; and it isn’t prone to mold. With these qualities, Fibrex windows are certainly the ideal choice for homeowners who want to get the best bang for their buck.
Renewal by Andersen of Denver is the go-to window replacement expert in the area. We guarantee top-notch workmanship, so you can be sure that your project is in good hands. Call us at (303) 823-4312 (Denver) or (719) 419-5496 (Colorado Springs). You can also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Denver.