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RW Weekly

Week of January 07, 2013

This Week's Top Discussion Board Posts

Beauty vs. Strength: Sunrise Verde or Soft-Lite Imperial LS
One of our members is having a hard time deciding between the Soft-Lite Imperials great looks or the Sunrise Verde's strong construction. Our experts give their opinion. Read More >>
DIY: Changing Window Styles
A member is removing old casement windows for newer double-hung windows. Is it possible? See what our pros think. Read More >>
Replacing windows for cheaper
Our member is weary of spending $1100 per window for Renewal By Andersen. Given his criteria, see what windows are in his price range. Read More >>

The Best of Oberon - Our Resident Technical Expert

Pressure Ratings: Design Pressure Ratings & Windspeeds
Can windows "fail" when subjected to wind speeds above the rating? Of course they can, but failure generally means cracked glass or warped frames or something similar and not necessarily catastrophic collapse. However, on the flip side, there are very good reasons why hurricane-prone regions are now mandating minimum DP requirements when building new construction or renovating.
Renewal - Andersen
Rating 3
"I love the way these windows perform. Of course I am comparing them to my 20 year original old wood windows. It seems like composite exteriors is the way to go! " - Mike, MA

"The windows sweat around the sides and bottom with low humidity in the house. Other windows in the house don't sweat. ...The price was about the same as other high price windows. Around $1,000.00 a window."-Frank, OH

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Rating 4
"Heating bill for 2 story ~1800 SF $70-80/mo in MN winters. Gorgeous!!! styling. Only downer is local distributor now doesn't carry and manufacturer in CT doesn't respond to emails" -Lynn, MN

"In short, excellent design, good but not great execution, and HORRIBLE customer service." - Eric, MA

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