Warped and deformed windows are the bane of many homeowners’ existence. This is especially true if you live in an older home with old-fashioned wooden window frames. Your windows play a huge role in your home’s overall appearance and functionality so you want to make sure that they are always looking and working their best. In today’s post, we discuss why windows warp in the first place and why Andersen’s patented Fibrex® replacement windows may be the solution for you.
What Causes Windows to Warp?
Excess moisture is a big cause of window warping. Wooden window frames absorb and retain a lot of moisture, which makes them highly susceptible to rotting and warping. Aside from exposure to moisture, there are other factors that may how quickly your windows may warp such as grain orientation, finishing and airflow.
Even in the most ideal conditions, windows may still warp due to the constant changing of temperature, which causes wood to expand and contract.
How Fibrex Windows Resist Warping
Fibrex is a composite material made exclusively by Andersen. Andersen’s objective was to create a material that has the strength and durability of wood with the low maintenance qualities of vinyl.
This amazing material can last at least 35 years, even in the harshest climates. The thermoplastic polymer coating protects the wood fibers against moisture and prevents rot and decay. Aside from its moisture-resistant properties, Fibrex is also highly energy-efficient, making it the perfect frame material for any climate.
Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania offers Fibrex sliding windows, casement windows, picture windows and many more. To schedule a free consultation, please give us a call at (717) 929-8610. Alternatively, you may fill out our contact form to request a free quote today.