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RW Weekly

Week of April 01, 2013

The Editor's Top Discussion Board Picks

Windows for an Addition?
One member is looking for new windows and a french door for an addition. Looking to spend under $2500 for the door and under $500 per window, what do our experts think are going to be the best brand? Simonton, Pella, or something different? Read More >>
Okna 5500 triple Pane Window - Triple recommended
A member has received similar quotes for Anderson 400 Series Windows, Pella 350 Triple Pane Windows, Alside Ultramaxx, and Okna 5500 Triple Pane Windows. Which window is going to be the highest performer? See what our resident-experts say. Read More >>
Best Windows for a Sunroom
A member is looking to add a sunroom to his house, but is also looking to keep furniture in the room. What kind of windows and sliders do our experts think will be the best fit? Read More >>

The Best of Oberon - Our Resident Technical Expert

Air Infiltration: How to keep unwanted air out of your home are tested for air infiltration simulating a 25mph wind or a 1.56PSF pressure load. This does seem rather low, especially for windows that are destined to be installed in a higher wind zones area. Unfortunately, this is the current reality.
Gorell Windows By Gorell
Rating 2
"Spent a lot of money a couple of years ago replacing all of our windows with what we thought were good quality windows. Had one replaced last year due to cracking "-Ingrid

"I purchased 15 new windows in 2009. 7 of the 15 have failed. I contacted Dura Lite regarding warranty. While the customer service rep was very helpful, basically I was advised they did not purchase any warranty" -Anonymous
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Castle Windows by Castle
Rating 5
"Castle makes a great window with an UNLIMITED warranty. Very satisfied with their product and install." - Michael, PA

"Windows are extrememly poor quality. Glass in a large bay window was damaged. Screen was the wrong size in another window. ." - Anonymous, PA

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