The lesson here is don't buy vinyl clad! Spend the extra money and get aluminum clad. #sadderbutwiser
09:54AM | 09/23/13
Hello, I put the MW windows in my house. They are junk. I am sad to say that I am in the trade. The lumber I dealt with raved about them. Are there any lawsuits against the company? Jon
12:16PM | 10/27/13
My house is 14 years old in North Carolina. I have the original wood sash non-low e MW that have been popular with builders and Stock Building supply. I can tell you that if you have a brick home and do not stay ahead of caulk and paint these have a lifespan of about 8 years or less. Your only real options are to replace with the Jefferson 300s sashes ((plygem AKA MW) or bring in the "replacement". Would be nice to hear from anyone that has replaced these with other brands and had success
I'M an independent contractor called in by home owner to investigate rotted trim. Upon investigation it was learned that the sill on M W windows is not seal to keep water from entering and rotting the sill and bottom of side jamb. The entire complex of 200 units has window problems. Also the seals are leaking and the sashes are rotting out at the bottom rails. During first phase of building ( 1998) the Realtor told builder of the problems. Any recourse that you know of?
02:56PM | 08/10/14
I have a 5 year old house and About half of my windows have been replaced due to seals leaking. They are mw windows. Raleigh nc
02:43PM | 03/05/15
If you are following this thread from the beginning be careful it looks like folks are mixing up M W windows with Marvin Windows. They are two separate company's and are totally unrelated. The thread started with rot issues on Marvin primed Units and has moved back and forth with Marvin and MW issues. To add to the thread from the perspective of a Millwork Salesman if your windows are 15+ years old its and you are having issues its just time for new windows. We see this sort of thing come up all the time and I tend to equate it to a vehicle. If your car is 15+ years old wouldn't you expect large issues? In general Marvin puts out a very high quality product but I am not sure about MV they seem like low end large development Units and I would not be surprised to see issues.
05:18PM | 06/25/15
We replaced all 8 casement MW vinylclad windows on west side of house two years ago, with help from Cale David (now deceased) of Rocky Mount, VA. Now our fixed 6'6" square sashs are leaking water in storms. The MW settlement appears to offer almost nothing (10%) if out of 10 year warranty. Any suggestions?