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The Biggest Drawbacks of Vinyl Windows

Vinyl continues to be the top window material of choice for many homeowners. Despite its advantages like affordability and beauty, it has its share of drawbacks that often manifest after the windows are purchased and installed.

Fibrex as warp-resistant solution

Warping in the Window Frames

Warping on vinyl window frames is more than just an eyesore; it prevents the window from performing as intended. When exposed to heat, the material may soften, warp, twist and bow. This particular problem doesn’t just affect your home’s aesthetic appeal, but also leaves gaps, compromising indoor comfort and energy efficiency.

Expansion and Contraction

Climate also plays a role in the vinyl windows’ long-term performance. Temperature fluctuations can cause the material to expand and contract, which then break the seals around the window glass and warp the frames and sashes. Window installation pros can look at the issue and recommend whether to repair damaged parts or replace the whole window entirely.

Discoloration

Despite the beauty that vinyl windows lend to homes, the material tends to discolor over time, especially when subjected to extreme weather conditions. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) and infrared rays can cause the color to fade.

Choosing a Better Alternative

These disadvantages can be avoided by selecting a better window material alternative. Fibrex®, a composite window material patented by Renewal by Andersen®, is one of them. It has the same qualities as vinyl windows, but with the natural beauty and rigidity of wood windows. Windows with this material are engineered to withstand a variety of elements.

Learn about the benefits of Fibrex when you turn to Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis for guidance in choosing the right double-hung and casement windows. Call (314) 983-9977, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve Missouri homeowners, including those in St. Charles, MO, and the surrounding communities.

Reviews

"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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