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Week of January 14, 2013

The Editors Top Discussion Board Picks

Vinyl Replacement Windows Under $10,000
A member in Tennessee is looking to replace 15 windows with a budget of $8,000-10,000. What windows do our pros recommend? Check out the thread to see. Read More >>
Alternatives to Marvin Infinity Windows
One of our members is buying a house with some rotted Pozzi Wood Casement windows. Do they need to replace the windows fully? What is a good affordable alternative to their desired windows; Marvin Infinity? See what our pros think. Read More >>
Best Windows for the best price in Texas?
A member from Texas has received quotes to replace 11 Aluminum windows in his house with either Milgard Styleline 3D Max or NT Windows Energy Masters. The average price is about $350 per window. See which windows our experts think will be the best for his location. Read More >>

The Best of Oberon - Our Resident Technical Expert

U Value: A Better Energy Calculation
Ultimately, as generally used, R-value is really just a theoretical number...unless it is derived directly from U-value measurements of a specific circumstance. U-value, on the other hand, is an actual physical measurement. A very common assumption is that since R and U are inverse they are simply two different ways to say the same thing.
Vytex Corporation - Vytex Windows
Rating 3
"The cranks have given us some trouble (sticking) but they came and replaced a few without charge. Still not the smoothest but they work fine. Also 4 years later we have one that the seal is broken and they say they will replace free for $175 install fee. Not bad." - Dave, MD

"Windows seem good-so much better than my 24 year old single panes with storms that I was happy with anything newer. I do notice quite a bit of condensation on the inside bottom of the windows in winter. ."-Dani20, VA

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Jeld-Wen- Casement
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." -Dirk

"16 windows in the house and 8 have MAJOR issues. All have cracked and split sashes, one has a broken crank component" - Anonymous, IL

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