03:56AM | 12/24/08
Member Since: 12/23/08
3 lifetime posts
Wow... I wish I would have found this thread a year and 1/2 ago. The rear of our home faces south and gets full wind and rain in every storm. 20 windows and two doors on the back of the house and we have experienced water leaks at every one of them. The builder did come back and re-flash them all, which helped a bit, but not 100%. Now with the economy, the builder had dropped off the face of the earth. This morning I get up (Christmas eve) and one of the doors is leaking around the glass. I could understand if it was blowing around the door, but this is actually coming in around the glass pane of the door. So now another round with MW warranty to see if they will do anything. 30 windows... uuggg.. it makes my head hurt to think about this. Anyone take any legal action to get replacements from another manufacturer?


05:21AM | 12/28/08
Member Since: 12/27/08
2 lifetime posts
have you had any luck with the lawyer route.


03:45AM | 02/10/09
Member Since: 02/09/09
1 lifetime posts
Don't let him use them. My windows are only 5 years old and are separating by 3/16" on one side for 13 or my 29 windows. My builder with 45 years installing has never seen problem like this. MW claims install problem but Building suppy where I bought them say it is a common problem. Will not do a thing for them either.

Stay away from MW.........


04:40AM | 02/10/09
Member Since: 12/23/08
3 lifetime posts
Where did you hear of a class action suit? Do you have any new info?


07:43AM | 02/21/09
Member Since: 02/20/09
7 lifetime posts
Well I think you're wrong. We just bought a newly built home with MW Windows, they are warped 1/2 of them do not close properly, and leak terribly and have only lived in our house for less than a month. We were told by the builder that these were great quality windows. Wished we did our reseach before the purchase on this home and these windows!!!! We are going to ask for them to be replaced and ask the township building inspectors to back us up on this request, or we are going to court!


10:33AM | 02/21/09
Member Since: 02/20/09
7 lifetime posts
We just bought a brand new built home and I think we have mw windows. I have noticed already that at least four of the windows will not properly close/seal out the cold air. Gaps of at least 1 inch to 1/4 of an inch. I have contacted our builder and I think I heard there is a law suit here in Michigan, Oakland Cnty against this MW window company. Is this true? What should we do? Can we make the builder change the windows since he did not disclaim this problem with the windows?


11:24AM | 02/23/09
Member Since: 01/31/08
4 lifetime posts

My house was built in 2003. I have had leaking windows since 2003. Lower sashes have been replaced 3-4 times on a few windows. I have 8 lower sashes in my garage, that I am too bothered to replace.

I live in Burtonsville, MD,Builder was Winchester Homes


06:25AM | 02/24/09
Member Since: 02/23/09
1 lifetime posts
We are about to build and and our builder (the best in the area) is spec'ing MW vinyl windows.

Having read all the horror stories can anyone out there determine whether people are having problems with the vinyl windows as well as the vinyl clad wood windows?

Does anyone out there have windows to recommend?


06:37AM | 02/24/09
Member Since: 12/23/08
3 lifetime posts
Tell your builder to spec a different window and door. Stay far away from MW.
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