Jeld-Wen Casement Reviews
July 11th 2012 at 12:04 pm
I had an all new Jeld-Wen casement window installed in my bathroom 3 years ago. It has performed flawlessly and been a terrific improvement over the old double hung. I have a couple of nit-picks. 1) the crank doesn't clear the frame enough and can be a bit awkward. However, it's folding design gets it nicely out of the way when not in use. 2) The lock (a long 'sliding' handle along the side of the frame) does not have enough clearance and creates an arc scratch on the frame from locking/unlocking. But with those problems, I would still do it again in a heartbeat. This one is aluminum clad wood, factory painted dark green. -- I expect it will last a very, very long time. Oh yes, and the screen is excellent and easy to install and remove.
October 21st 2011 at 4:24 pm
I purchased my house when it was 12 years old. All but a couple of the JenWeld windows has failed. I replaced all casement windows, but my picture windows have all rotted and the glass has fallen into the bottom, even leaving gaps across the top. I have tried emailing JenWeld and the refuse to help.
Installed by unknown of IL
August 9th 2011 at 6:10 pm
16 windows in the house and 8 have MAJOR issues. All have cracked and split sashes, one has a broken crank component so the window isn't operable, 3 have locks that will not lock, one has a gap so wide I seal with duct tape in Winter, 4 have vapor leaks, the brackets broke on 1 on the second story leaving it hanging by one screw. I have had problems with the windows from occupancy on home only 8 years old. No help from builder, supplier, or manufacturer. Also several screens were ripped at time of install, was promised replacements that never came.
Installed by Schaaf of IL
Installer came out once 8 years to fix some windows. He was an extremely miserable man, unhappy with his life and job, and also told me....just don't open the windows!