Why Not Mechanically Joined Frames?
While it’s less expensive to mechanically join corners with screws, it won’t produce a strong or reliable window. Mechanically joined pieces are more susceptible to leakage and air infiltration since the joints are not permanently bonded. Mechanical corners leak or fail, sooner or later. Most of the cheaply made “new construction” and heavily discounted vinyl windows consist of mechanical corners.
Aluminum windows are always mechanically attached. We routinely see a significant amount of wood rot underneath these windows. The water damage will originate at the bottom corners where the corner seals fail. Water ponds on the bottom sill and seeps through the failed corner seam creating an area for water to sit in the wood framing causing it to rot and mold. Aluminum window frames with mechanically attached corners are not a good replacement window choice for homes in Austin due to heat transfer of metal and the leakage in the mechanical joint.
Why We Use Fusion Welding Technology
All Ringer Windows are fusion welded for a permanent sealed seams. These seams are fused together using precise CNC machinery and extreme heat. Fusion welding produces stronger corners with permanent welds, resulting in airtight and waterproof seals. As the only Austin Vinyl Windows manufacturer, we make very high-quality windows with our Fusion Welding technology. Local, affordable, and outstanding quality! That’s the Ringer Windows way!
Not all manufacturers go to the expense of manufacturing vinyl windows using fusion welding technology. At Ringer Windows we think it’s important for informed consumers to know the difference. If you’d like tour our facility, we’ll show you why we’re the best at making Austin vinyl windows that are great for both replacement and new construction applications.
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