Many homeowners choose vinyl windows because of the material’s longevity, sturdiness and low-maintenance properties. However, vinyl is not without its problems, the most common of which is warping. Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City and Central Missouri explains why this happens and if there’s a solution.
Causes of Vinyl Window Warping
There are two common reasons why vinyl windows warp: mishandling and excessive heat. Your windows are opened and closed multiple times throughout their life span. However, you may not notice that the vinyl deforms from the heat outside. When there is excessive heat, the vinyl turns soft and malleable. Combine this with the ongoing closing and tightening of your windows, and the pressure will cause the vinyl to bend inward. Eventually, as the outdoor temperatures drop, the vinyl cools and hardens, keeping its deformed shape.
What Is the Solution?
Previously, there weren’t a lot of solutions except to replace the damaged window frames. Fortunately, Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City and Central Missouri offers an alternative solution in the form of top-quality Fibrex® frames. This material allows you to get the best of both wood and vinyl window frames but without the drawbacks of each.
The durability of Fibrex lends itself well to energy-efficiency. In terms of thermal performance, Fibrex outshines any other available window material, lowering your heating and cooling costs year-round. Fibrex can even be designed to mimic the look of other window materials. In fact, the manufacturing process allows us to design both interior and exterior surfaces that match your home’s existing décor. Combined with our low-E glass packages, Fibrex frames help to create a stunningly beautiful window that saves energy and adds to the value of your home.
You can turn to Renewal by Andersen of Kansas and Central Missouri for top-of-the-line Fibrex windows that don’t warp, chip or fade. Call us now at (913) 956-0887 or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We serve clients in Olathe and Independence, MO.