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What Causes Vinyl and Wood Windows to Warp?

Windows are not only crucial to your home’s appeal, but also to your comfort and protection against the elements. Wood and vinyl windows are both great residential window replacement options. Wood windows can give your home more warmth while vinyl windows are known for their versatility. However, they are prone to certain issues, such a warping. 

What Causes Vinyl and Wood Windows to Warp?

 

Keep on reading to find out why this problem occurs in these window materials. 

Why Windows Warp

Warping usually occurs in casement and awning windows due to improper handling and too much heat. Keep in mind that properly installed windows last longer and look more appealing. 

The issue also more common in windows that are dark in color because they absorb more sunlight and heat. Units installed in the southern area of your home are also more vulnerable to warping because they get the most sun exposure during the day. 

Moreover, the sun alone isn’t enough to warp window sashes. The problem can develop through a combination of two factors. For instance, you can overtighten your windows when you close them. When the sun heats up vinyl, the material turns soft and malleable. The areas around the locking mechanism can bend inward due to pressure. As vinyl cools down and hardens, the windows can bow in the middle and remains that way. 

Avoid This Problem

You can avoid dealing with warped windows by investing in windows that are not prone to this problem, such as Renewal by Andersen® windows made with our exclusive Fibrex® material. This material has the strength and insulating properties of wood as well as the low-maintenance features of vinyl. It’s guaranteed not to crack, pit, expand or shrink due to temperature changes. Our Fibrex windows will not only accentuate the beauty of your home, but also boost its energy efficiency. 

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri for the best replacement windows. Call us at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.  

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"Renewal by Anderson is definitely the way to go for replacement windows. A representative will come out to your house to discuss window replacements, their Fibrex windows, and cost. You do not have to do all the windows at the same time. We chose only to do 10 windows at this time. The price quoted is good for a full year. A few days later another Representative will come out to expertly measure all windows you are choosing to replace. These measurements are sent to the Renewal by Anderson Factory, where your replacement windows are made. Soon after your order has been processed an installation crew shows up with your replacement windows. Renewal by Andersen is excellent in keeping the customer informed from the start of the process to the final installation. We had a crew of 5 that took 2 days for 10 windows. They were definitely top-notch and you could immediately tell they had been installing windows for quite some time. They were definitely prepared for any situation that came up during your window replacement. One window had evidence of past termite infestation. The wood had to be replaced before the installation of our new window. I generally keep an infrared space heater in that room because of all the 5 bay windows. After our new windows were installed, WOW no heat loss. The room no longer felt cooler than the rest of the house. The windows look fantastic. The outside screens are virtually invisible. We love our new windows. You won't be disappointed!!"

Loren Connelly
Nov 17, 2023

"Just had my windows installed. Love them! Wonderful and easy people to work with! Well worth the money! My installers were great! They cleaned up everything and were amazing!"

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Nov 16, 2023

"Every employee I have met in this company has been very kind and nice to speak with (even when I'm out of town and have to tell them I'm waay out of their zone for promotions lol!) Customizing the front door was fun, and I'm very happy with the end result of a brand new door frame that is sealed well and closes so quietly and smoothly! The frosted glass window panels top to bottom really let in an awesome amount of natural light. The manufacturing process went well with lots of updates along the way, and the salesperson was able to answer every question I had about financing. Can't wait to start upgrading the windows next! As a first time homebuyer I feel very secure in knowing I can call the company and they will make sure their product stays up to their quality standards. They are going to help this 105 year old house stand strong for another 100!"

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Nov 2, 2023

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