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3 of the Most Common Vinyl Window Problems

Vinyl is one of the most popular and versatile window options on the market, and for good reason. It’s inherently durable, requires minimum upkeep for maximum performance, and it’s also one of the most affordable window options on the market. However, it can encounter its fair share of problems, which is why your local home improvement expert, Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta is here to help you. 

3 of the Most Common Vinyl Window Problems

Crank Stripping

When the crank handle of your windows is tightened, it allows the sash to get closer to the frame, further creating an airtight seal for greater energy efficiency. It’s important to leave sufficient space so that the multi-point locking mechanism can move without applying too much force which can eventually lead to stripped window cranks.

Glass Pane Failure

One of the most common signs of your windows failing is pressure cracks, which can happen when there is a sudden shift in temperature. Vinyl windows can only handle slow and steady expansion and contraction. Oftentimes, it doesn’t buy the glass enough time to adapt to the temperature, which then results in cracks. Another thing to worry about is seal failure. This occurs when the argon gas in between your window panes escape, causing window condensation.

Glass Area Loss

Replacing your dated windows with vinyl windows can make you lose some viewing area. This is because vinyl windows are fit and measured inside the frame of your previous windows. This means that your old windows won’t be entirely removed, emphasizing the importance of proper window installation techniques for maximum energy efficiency. 

Fortunately, Fibrex® windows are a great solution for all your energy efficiency woes. They have superior insulating properties that come in narrower frames that grant you a wider glass area, allowing you to enjoy better outdoor views.

Searching for quality windows? Call on Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta! We offer the best replacement windows and doors on the market today. You can trust our skilled contractors as they will do their best to find the best materials that will work for your home and budget. Call us at (404) 491-0124 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us. We serve clients in Atlanta and Marietta.


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