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RW Weekly

Week of September 30, 2013

The Editor's Top Discussion Board Picks!

Storm Tight Window Installation - Gone Bad!
A member's son purchased 12 Replacement Windows and Installation from a door-to-door salesman, with a total cost of $17,000. After further inspection, the workmanship and installation leaves much to be desired. Was this member's son taken advantage of or was this standard installation? Read what our experts think. Read More >>
Laminated Glass vs. Tempered Glass
Is there a big difference between Laminated Glass and Tempered Glass? Which one is going to provide more safety? Which type of glass is resistant to shattering? See what our experts have to say about the differences and advantages of both. Read More >>
Window Replacement Costs: Are these quotes reasonable?
This member has received quotes for replacing 22-windows. Pella Pro-Line for $16,000, Kolbe for $22,000, and Marvin Infinity for $26,000. Are these acceptable quotes? See what our experts think! Read More >>

Review the Basics

Window GlassWindow Glass Types for the Seasons
Fall is here, and winter is right around the corner. Did you know there are different types of Low-E glass for different climates? Prepare yourself for the upcoming season when you're purchasing new windows for your home. Read our information on Window Glass here.
Vytex Windows
Rating 3
"We have been very pleased overall and have saved a ton in utilities over our single paine windows. The cranks have given us some trouble (sticking) but they came and replaced a few without charge." -Dave, MD

"Several windows have failing seals after 11 years. Customer service is combative to deal with. I gave up trying to get them to comply with their so called 25 year warranty." -CB, MD

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Casement Windows by Jeld-Wen
Rating 2.5
"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" -DirkF

"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." -Bob, IL

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