Given their constant exposure to the elements, windows are prone to a number of issues. These include warping, which is more common in wood and vinyl windows. But what exactly causes this specific window problem? Renewal by Andersen® of Boise, your trusted source of high-quality, ENERGY STAR® windows, answers that here.
Heat and Moisture are the Primary Culprits
Wood remains a popular window material because of its natural beauty and insulating properties. But wood windows tend to absorb moisture and retain it, causing stress in the material. The stress forces the windows to shrink and expand, which eventually leads to warping. Much of the same occurs in vinyl units. When heat builds up within their frames, these windows will soften, warp, and twist.
Warped windows can be a real problem. They can bend and twist enough that it’s difficult not to notice them. When not dealt with quickly, these windows can compromise your home’s curb appeal. Not only that, warping can create gaps and small openings between the window sashes and frames. These gaps make it easy for outdoor heat or cold to leak inside your home, while causing energy to leak out. To retain the visual appeal and energy efficiency of your home, make sure to turn to trusted windows installer, Renewal by Andersen® of Boise for the highest quality solution.
A Warp-Free Window Alternative
The replacement windows offered by Renewal by Andersen® of Boise use exclusive Fibrex® composite for sashes and frames. This material combines the durability and insulating properties of wood with the low-maintenance value of vinyl. Fibrex doesn’t crack, shrink, expand, or corrode when exposed to extreme changes in weather or temperature. It will ensure strong, airtight window seals to prevent significant energy loss. And when paired with our advanced High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, our Fibrex windows allow for improved thermal comfort and energy efficiency in your home.
Renewal by Andersen® of Boise is your top choice for energy efficient windows in the area. With our Fibrex material, you no longer have to worry about warping in your new windows. We serve the areas in and around Boise and Meridian, ID. Call us today at (208) 501-8361 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.