While vinyl and wood are popular choices for windows, one of the biggest drawbacks of these materials is their propensity to warp. That’s why Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia recommends Fibrex® instead. Read on to learn why Fibrex windows are resistant to warping.
Why Are Vinyl and Wood Windows Prone to Warping?
Warping can cause different kinds of distortions. Bowing, which appears as bends on the face of the window, is one of the most common forms of warping. Others include crooking, which appears as bends on the edge of the window; twisting, which appears at the edges of the window; and cupping, which appears as cup-like bends that can go inwards or outwards.
These deformities are generally caused by moisture problems. Wood retains moisture, which can potentially lead to rotting and warping. Vinyl can warp due to excessive heat or shoddy installation. This material is flexible, so heat can easily affect its physical properties. It can become softer and more malleable when exposed to excessive heat. With the pressure from the locking mechanism, the window tends to bend and bow. This problem may require replacement windows.
What Is Fibrex?
Fibrex is a top alternative to vinyl and wood. Since it has the durability of wood and the low-maintenance quality of vinyl, it essentially gives you the best of both worlds. Fibrex is also designed with the capability to withstand mold, rot and decay, promising long-lasting value for your money. It does not have high contraction and expansion rates either.
Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia is a top provider of window replacement services. Each member of our team is highly trained and experienced, so you can be sure that your project is in good hands. Call us at 610-563-2190 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in New Jersey and Philadelphia.