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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. 

 

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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