I'm thinking of purchasing a home with Jelden (sp?) windows and Caradco doors on a sunroom built in August of 2008. The above is kind of scary. Does anyone have experience with the products made around that time?
Same Stupid situation.. I have 45 double hung Caradco window in by house which was built in 2000. I have 18 of them that have fogged up and cna't even see through. I did get some replacement glass from Weld-Jen. When replacing them, about 7 of the sashes have rotted. These are Aluminum clad windows, The bottom of the clad has actually pulled loose.
I forgot to add, Jeld-Wen has offered me a 40% off for the replacement sashes which they quoted the dicount price of $170 for the bottom sash and $140 for the top sash....What a Bargain, right....
We have a 5000 square foot house in Charlotte we built in 1988 tha thas Caradco windows that are still in good shape.
Built my house in 1996. Put in Caradco casement windows. I have had about 1/3 of them fog and many others rot. I also got the offer of that 40% discount of an inflated price.
I am amazed at the arrogance I see here. First Insulated glass is only good for 15 to 20 years. The manufacture doesn't matter they all fall under the same technique. On top of that wood windows rot when they aren't maintained. There is not a single post I saw here that said anything even close to "We painted and sealed our windows at least every two years and they still rotted." I have worked with mill work for over 20 years either in sales, installation, or service. At this point I see what I tell my customers regularly, "Any wood product you install on your home must be maintained."
Arrogance my a@@. I hired a contractor to build our 4300 square foot dream home in 1997, and unfortunately we put in Caradco casement windows. Despite being stained and sealed they started rotting almost immediately. The only ones that did not rot were the stationary windows. All the others had to be replaced. This is a known defect with Caradco windows. Supposedly they've fixed the issue but i would never buy another one of their windows.
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