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RW Weekly

Week of April 15, 2013

The Editor's Top Discussion Board Picks

Finding new Casement Windows that look like wood
One member is looking for replacement windows. The windows must have a wood-like appearance, and must be energy efficient. See what our experts think are the best choice! Read More >>
Okna 800 Windows - The Results
See what one member's home looks like after the installation of Okna 800 windows. Look at the great before and after photos, as well as the details and complexity of the installation. Read More >>
Dissecting DP Scores in Okna and Simonton Windows
A member has become confused by the difference in Air Infiltration, DP, and U Value scores (especially in Okna and Simonton windows). See what our experts say to make it a little easier to understand. Read More >>

The Best of Oberon - Our Resident Technical Expert

Condensation: Is it your window or your home?
In a nutshell, the surface temperature of your windows is below the dew point or saturation capacity of the air in your home. When water vapor in the air comes into contact with a surface whose temperature is lower than the dew point the water vapor will condense and moisture is the result.
Pella Windows
Rating 2.5
"The widows seemed ok and a good value at about $180-$200 each average. I went with wood since I do not believe in vinyl as a long term solution or because of the toxic production issues. "-IK

"I have Pella windows and had a very positive experience with the Pella Company. They stood by their 10 year warranty and corrected the probem. Thank you Pella. " - Anonymous

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Champion by Champion Windows
Rating 3
"Had 1/2 of my windows replaced in 2006. The windows are very nice quality, but expensive, which is why I could only afford to have half of them replaced" - cathyinoregon

"The seals are all blown (They are 8 years old). When replacing sashes I have had lousy customer service and am not happy with the quality." - Canary, New England

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