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RW Weekly

Week of December 24, 2012

This Week's Top Discussion Board Posts

Replacing a Wood 6' x 6' Window with a failed seal
Our member is looking for advice on replacing a large failing wooden window but does not like the aluminum wrapped look on brick and hopes to get feedback on other vinyl brick moulding. Read More >>
Which Budget Window - Alside Excaliber or Ply Gem 2000?
Our pros weigh-in on these two "cheap" windows and their overall performance. Read More >>
Replacement Sashes for Norco Windows
With Norco is out of business, our homeowner-member needs a sash replacement and Jeld-Wen supplies replacement parts - Is it worth it? Read More >>

The Best of Oberon - Our Resident Technical Expert

Understanding Low E Coatings, U Value, and R Value
LowE coatings affect radiant heat. The airspace and gas infill in a multi-pane unit affects conduction...(and) why use U-value for windows and R-value for about everything else?
Alside - Excalibur 0201 Series
Rating 3.5
"28 windows, 7 sills wrapped, and outside brick mouldings replaced where needed for $11,800, or about $420/window installed." - Redbug, MA
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Jeld-Wen Zap Pak
Rating 4
" Purchased 17 Zap Pak's for my home from Home Depot about a year ago... installed by myself. Service from both Home Depot and Jeld-Wen was excellent on the few issues that came up. " -Woodman
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Milgard - Tuscany
Rating 4.75
"Price seemed fair for the work being done and the quality of the window. I had other bids that were more and less but I felt like i got everything I wanted with this window." -SLC Jim
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