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jackstanley

10:23AM | 01/22/03
Member Since: 01/21/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvwindows
I'm looking to replace the single pane wood windows in my house. I live in a suburb of NYC and are concerned about energy costs. My contractor, a friend of a friend, is showing me Alside Excalibur and Crystal Series 200 welded vinyl replacements. First, does anyone have an opinion about either of these manufacturers? Also, how big of a difference is clear insulated glass with a U-Value of .50 and Low-E glass with .34? I understand that the lower the rating the better but is .16 a significant amount? Thanks.

rmurray223

06:41PM | 01/24/03
Member Since: 01/03/03
97 lifetime posts
I would look into certainteed windows www.certainteed.com , I have installed many of those with great success and I use them personally in my own home, they are great windows and a great price. Get the best windows you can afford, hopefully they will be for life and go with a good low E you will be happy later.

Bill506

08:14AM | 01/25/03
Member Since: 01/24/03
4 lifetime posts
I spent a considerable amount of time on the Internet researching vinyl replacement windows........I chose the Excalibur from Aside. It is a great window.....I just did my entire home (13 windows ) in Northern Ohio and I'm very satisfied......The last 2 weeks the temperature has been as low as 2 and has never been above 25 degrees, I can not feel any cold transfer through the vinyl......Plus the outside noise level was reduced drastically..
This is one of the better products out there.
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