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ntrainer

04:17AM | 04/03/05
Member Since: 12/15/02
33 lifetime posts
I'm gutting an entire basement and hoping to perform a facade-lift in a few years. The bottom line: all our windows will need to be replaced. A design/build firm I've talked to recommends Weathershield windows, but I've never heard of the company, they have a terrible web site, and the nearest dealer is too far for me to travel with my 10-month-old daughter.

Has ANYONE had experience with Weathershield -- either positive or negative? How would you "rank" their windows among Pella, Marvin, Andersen, etc.?

ntrainer

06:01AM | 04/03/05
Member Since: 12/15/02
33 lifetime posts
In the interests of full disclosure, I thought I'd mention that we'll be needing BOTH casement and double-hung windows. All windows should have wood mullions on the interior and aluminum or vinyl-clad mullions on the exterior. We want these windows to look like real old-fashioned windows on a craftsman (or "arts and crafts") home and NOT sandwich the mullions between panes of glass.

heritagept

02:42PM | 09/07/07
Member Since: 09/03/07
1 lifetime posts
Hi, we are building a new 7000 sq ft home, and our builder- who is experienced with higer-end homes suggested this company. We have seen homes with their windows, all homes done to resemble the old-world look- and I have to say- they do most beautiful windows I have ever seen. We are installing cheri wood inside/bronze aluminium outside with outside/inside grills. Our home is old-world style as well. Call the dealer near you and ask them to send you their free catalogs. All homes in 3mil price range and up in Michigan have wheathershield windows. Go to www.gardellahomes.com and then to suppliers and traders tab- under windows weathershield is listed. I walked through 2 of the gardella homes and they have weathershiled windows- very beautiful especially the clad bronze. Andersen- absoltely do not recommend.

BV015851

12:07PM | 03/05/18
We build our home in 2012, installed Weathershield windows and doors. Side note: we do have an air exchange system so we do not have a problem with interior moisture collecting on the windows.

That being said; we purchased wood, aluminum clad windows. This fall the bottom section of our double hung window seal leaked, turning the interior wood black. Unfortunately, Weathershield does not stand behind their product, and will not service the defective window.

Also, a door we purchased from them, was assembled incorrectly. The window panel was manufactured, assembled backwards; the inside was outside. When the service tech replaced the window; some of the interior fixtures were missing.

Based on our experience with Weathershield; their quality control leaves a lot to be desired, in hind sight I would not purchase their product.

BV019400

10:29PM | 05/27/19
They are junk.


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