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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.

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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.

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Melanie Matthew | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS
Sep 27, 2021

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Sep 25, 2021

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Sep 16, 2021

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