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The Problem of Warping in Wood and Vinyl Windows

Warping is one of the most common drawbacks of wood and vinyl windows. Apart from making frames look unsightly, this issue prevents the windows from performing effectively and efficiently. Why does it happen in the first place? Is there a warp-resistant alternative? We answer these questions and more here.

The Problem of Warping in Wood and Vinyl Windows

How Warping Occurs in Wood Windows

Wood windows are prone to warping, especially when exposed to water. Over time, the frames start to bend outward. It also happens when the material is exposed to extreme temperature changes that lead to expansion and contraction.

How Warping Occurs in Vinyl Windows

Prolonged exposure to heat can increase the chances of vinyl windows warping. This is even more so with temperature fluctuations that lead to the material expanding and contracting. Expect the vinyl components to soften up and become more malleable. Warping breaks the window seals and creates gaps, causing drafts to enter your home and compromise indoor comfort levels and energy efficiency.

Investing in Better Replacement Windows

Given the likelihood of warping in either wood or vinyl windows, it makes sense to invest in replacement windows that are equipped with better framing materials. One such example is Fibrex®, the exclusive composite framing material from Renewal by Andersen®.

Fibrex is composed of wood fibers and polymers that are combined during the extrusion process. The resulting material boasts the natural strength of wood and the insulating properties of vinyl, but without the disadvantages. Fibrex has a high resistance to rot, mold and decay compared to other conventional window materials in the market. More importantly, it doesn’t have high expansion and contraction rates, which means it is less likely to warp or bend when exposed to moisture or temperature changes.

Count on Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis for high-quality replacement windows and doors. Give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve homeowners in Chesterfield and the surrounding Missouri communities.

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"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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