Vinyl windows are marketed as sturdy windows with a long life span. Even so, they still have their drawbacks, one of which involves their propensity to warping. Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey explains everything you need to know about this particular window problem.
Vinyl Window Warping
Vinyl windows warp because of two reasons: mishandling of windows and excessive heat. As outdoor temperatures rise during the summer, the framing material on the outside part of your window starts to heat up. Combine this with the tightening of windows that are closed shut, and you end up with a soft and malleable vinyl. The pressure from the locking mechanisms causes the frames to bend inward. Later on, when outdoor temperatures start dropping, the vinyl cools down and hardens. You’ll soon notice that the affected frames bow in the middle, creating unsightly gaps. And they will stay that way.
How Do You Avoid Window Warping?
Window repairs may suffice, but they are temporary fixes, which means you’ll likely have to replace your warped windows eventually. If you don’t want to deal with warping, a great alternative would be high-quality replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey. They’re made of our exclusive Fibrex® framing material, which boasts the best qualities of wood and vinyl without the disadvantages. Made of reclaimed wood fibers and thermoplastic polymers, Fibrex is guaranteed not to crack, pit, corrode or rot. Installing Fibrex windows allows you to enjoy consistent indoor comfort, significant energy savings and long-lasting aesthetic appeal.
To learn more about our high-quality replacement windows and doors, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with the leading local experts of Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey. Call us now at (800) 577-7744 or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Hillsborough, NJ, and the surrounding communities.