02:18PM | 12/07/02
Member Since: 12/06/02
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I am looking into windows for a new home construction. I am looking at both Crestline and Caradco windows. We are looking at installing both double hung and glider windows. Does anyone have any experience with either of these brands that would be helpful to me?


05:51PM | 12/07/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
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Either are acceptable for modest quality homes. Overall, on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the very best in custom wood windows, these are about three or four.


04:24AM | 12/08/02
Member Since: 11/16/02
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I would not use any of those windows in my home!

If I wanted solid wood windows, I would use Pella! Anderson makes a nice vinyl clad window. Both of them have good warrantys.

I have solid vinyl windows in my new house, with 7/8" insulated glass with Low-E and the muntins are between the glass!

I have seen Crestline windows that have leaked at the sill in a wind driven rain. The water leaked into the wall and came out at the floor, inside the house.

I don't think Caradco is much better!

In my opinion, I somewhat agree with the last post, they are fine for a low-end spec house that the builder can run faster the the client.

Tell us where are you located and we may be able to steer you in the right direction.

Good luck,


06:55PM | 12/08/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
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Just trying not to denegrate a product too bad.
I wouldn't use them eiother but I don't know the income level of the questioner.
I would only rate Pella at a five or six on my scale, Anderson at a seven, along with Norco and Weathershield. Then Marvin or Kolbe and Kolbe at eight. That's as high as I'll go for factory made windows.


05:46PM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 12/06/02
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Thanks for the input. We are in Southern Minnesota. We have also looked at Marvin, Anderson and Pella. Anderson didn't have the right fit of products we wanted. Our concern with Pella and Marvin was with the additional cost. I didn't know if the additional cost was worth it. We are trying to stay within our budget. I was also told by a couple of people that storm windows were not necessary. Any thoughts on these things??


06:40PM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
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check into Norco if there are any dealers out there.

Storm windows were developed for the old double hung single glazed windows which leaked air like a sieve. Modern gasketed and doubled glazed windows only leet a fraction of the air in that the combination of DH and storm did. You can easily do without storm windows.


02:41AM | 12/12/02
Member Since: 11/24/02
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You don't think too much of Caradco. How would you rate Semco windows? I've priced them and they seem really inexspensive

I've heard that Marvin windows are excellent, but from the estimates I've seen very exspensive. How would you rate Marvin?

What do you know about Pozzi windows? They're made on the West Coast in OR I think. They have LowE2 coatings, without Argon.

Thanks ....Joe


02:38PM | 12/13/02
Member Since: 11/16/02
64 lifetime posts
Greetings JoeGjr,

I'll meet you at your question's post.


11:38PM | 04/20/13
Everyone knocks Caradco windows, but would the White House (yeah, the one in Washington DC) put in cheap windows?......I doubt it


04:34PM | 05/04/13
Government contracts - lowest bidder - that's how it usually goes.
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