The weather in Kansas can be extremely humid and hot. There are times though that strong thunderstorms, heavy rain, and tornadoes will occur. Large hailstones, flash flooding, and strong winds can mean that it is time for replacement windows in Wichita. Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas discusses the things that might affect your windows’ look and performance, and what you can do to avoid them.
What are the Things That Might Affect My Windows’ Overall Look and Performance?
Extreme moisture and humidity can make your window frames rot and produce mold and mildew. Excessive humidity can cause unwanted window condensation, which can eventually lead to deterioration. Moist air can affect your home’s energy-efficiency as this can cause water and air leaks. Too much window condensation can cause your window paint to peel.
Heavy rains, thunderstorms, strong winds, and hailstorms can scratch your window glass. Water can also seep through your window frames, causing it to produce mold, mildew, and rot. Strong winds might cause your windows to go out of square, especially if they are not properly installed.
What can I do to Avoid Expensive Window Repairs?
When it comes to windows, prevention is key. Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas provide you tips on how to avoid costly repairs due to the harsh climate that your area can bring:
- Have your contractor install window frames that are extremely durable and sturdy. Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas exclusively installs Fibrex® window frames, which are lighter than vinyl or fiberglass, but twice as strong as steel. One of its well-known characteristics is that it does not rot.
- Choose a window glass that is more durable and strong than any other material in the market. We offer Low-E4® window glass that is highly resistant to scratches, and is very durable as well.
- Our exclusive Andersen® Perma-Shield® Cladding system serves as a protective shell on some of our windows. It repels water and is highly resistant to dents, and can stay unscathed for years. It is maintenance-free, and it does not corrode, blister, or peel.
- Choose to install storm windows. Our Stormwatch® protection system is designed to protect our clients whose areas are always disturbed by tornadoes, heavy storms, and rain. It can withstand even the worst types of weather and hurricane-force winds.