One of the biggest problems that many windows and doors have is warping. There are many factors that can cause this issue, and they’re all different depending on the material of your windows and doors. In the worst cases, warping can alter the shape and size of your windows and doors so much that it can actually affect their operation.
It’s important to understand the most common causes of warping to better protect your home against their harmful effects.
Wood is one of the most used materials in any home remodeling project. Unfortunately, wood is also naturally porous. Most wooden products are sealed with a protective coating to prevent moisture from being absorbed into the material. Over time, however, this coat can fade and weaken, which can cause wooden windows and doors to absorb moisture and swell, warping their shape and affecting their function.
When it comes to durability, vinyl ranks higher than wood and is actually resistant to swelling problems. Its weakness, however, is heat. High-quality vinyl windows can withstand years of exposure to changing temperatures, but they can still be prone to warping under extreme conditions. This can lead to permanent damage that may require premature window replacement to resolve.
A New Material
To answer these two common causes of warping, Renewal by Andersen® has developed Fibrex® for use in its replacement doors and windows. Fibrex resists heat and moisture problems better than other materials and can last longer than other comparable window products. In addition, this exclusive framing material can match the natural beauty of wooden windows and doors, helping to boost the curb appeal of your home.
Learn more about the benefits of Fibrex replacement windows and doors by talking to the experts at Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis. Give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in St. Louis and other nearby areas.