Over time, the windows in our homes can become warped. As a result of this warping, your window frame will get damaged. Unfortunately, warping can be common on wooden-framed windows that get on in their years.
So what can be done about warped windows? In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle, a window replacement expert, discusses why windows warp and how Fibrex® makes a warp-resistant alternative.
What Are Warped Windows?
A window is warped when it becomes bent or twisted out of shape. It creates small gaps that are unsightly and have a negative impact on the energy efficiency of the unit. It is typically caused by the effects of heat buildup or dampness. The stress can cause the frame to shrink and expand as well.
What Causes Warped Windows?
One of the most glaring reasons behind window warping in traditional and specialty windows is moisture. If moisture is unevenly absorbed into the grain of the wood, it can cause frequent contractions, resulting in warping and even rotting.
Many other factors can affect how swiftly and severely your gliding windows will warp. These include grain orientation, finishing and veneer, airflow, sunlight, wind direction, humidity and temperature.
How Does Fibrex Address Window Warping?
If you are planning to change your windows, you might want to consider replacement windows made of Fibrex instead of wood or vinyl. Fibrex is a material patented by and exclusive to Andersen. It has the stability of wood, and it requires the minimal upkeep that vinyl windows are known for.
Moreover, Fibrex does not warp, rot, or decay; and it isn’t prone to mold. With these qualities, Fibrex windows are certainly the ideal choice for homeowners who want to get the best bang for their buck.
Renewal by Andersen of Seattle is a premier source of double-hung windows and doors. Our top-rated professionals are committed to providing the comfort and efficiency you need through industry-leading products and outstanding customer service.
Call us today at 206) 777-0954 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment. We work with homeowners in and around Bellevue.