09:44AM | 04/23/07
Member Since: 04/22/07
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In the construction of our NC home, the builder substituted Beltbest windows & doors throughout. Their quality appears inferior to me. Does anyone have any knowledge of this product?

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01:05PM | 11/09/07
Member Since: 11/08/07
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BiltBest has been building windows and dooors fro over 60 years. The quality of hteir products is comparable to any other similar window such as Pella or Anerden. However, as with everything, there are lower priced lines within all these mentioned manufacturer where quality is relative.

BiltBest has a broad spectrum of products including a line of Dade County Approved, Hurricane Impact Resistant windows. They have upgradedthe product lines across the board over the last few yeasr and their windows are equivalent or exceed that of the major manufacturers, however it depends what product line you have and what you are comparing it to.


07:41AM | 10/12/08
Member Since: 10/11/08
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To compare BilBest windows to Pella or Andersen is a joke. The only thing common about them is interior wood finishes and exterior cladding. The windows installed in my new house began to lose their seals one by one after less than a year. Ten years later all have lost their seals. A neighbor who unfortunately had the same windows installed in his house is inthe process of replacing his for a third time in less than 10 years. Quality is not a strong suit of BiltBest and in my opinion should be a window choice of last resort.


04:31AM | 11/19/09
Member Since: 11/18/09
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I a response to a person having issues with seal failures in their Bilt Best windows, I highly doubt that it is Bilt Best's fault. Bilt Best gets their glass from a company called Cardinal who also supplies glass for other names such as Anderson, Pella, and Marvin to name a few. So to say that their glass and seals are inferior to the competition is not really accurate. I would guess the seal failure issues are mostly related to poor handling during installation or possibly shipping.


03:51AM | 11/20/09
Member Since: 11/19/09
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BiltBest does use Cardinal insulated glass now. Cardinal has a great reputation, and their product has a very low failure rate.

However, BiltBest has only been using Cardinal for 6 years or so. Prior to that it was made in their facility.


09:42AM | 11/30/09
Member Since: 11/29/09
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I have BuiltBest windows, E-clad casement windows. I live on the east coast of Florida about 1 mile from the ocean. I have 5 windows that have completely rotted at the base of the sash. It appears that moisture has gotten behind the cladding and rotted the wood behind the cladding. Also the windows use a small metal tab in the center of the window and all of the tabs have rusted and need to be replaced.


03:40PM | 12/04/09
Member Since: 12/03/09
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I can speak from first-hand knowledge of BiltBest's quality & manufacturing processes. In fact, I worked there in manufacturing management. This company has been sold & resold so many times and management changes every two- three years. And I mean a complete overhaul. No one ever gets a chance to make any meaningful changes or improvements. My experience was that money was tighter than new blue-jeans. When improvement ideas were suggested or advised there was no money to purchase new (necessary) equipment or even routine items. Quality therefore, was the first thing to suffer. Employee turnover was through the roof and training was a joke. Whenever someone says don't buy the product, trust me, don't buy it! Go with Andersen...


12:45PM | 04/21/10
Member Since: 03/20/06
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to say the cladding on BiltBest, Pella, and Andersen is the same is not true. Pella has roll-form cladding, and Andersen uses a vinyl exterior cladding instead of aluminum so they are not the same.







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07:54PM | 06/22/11
Member Since: 06/22/11
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I have BiltBest windows that were installed in 2000. Right now I have my first seal failure - just past the 10 yr. warranty. These are a unique design - a simulated two pane (vertical) divided sash (no horizontal dividers) At the time, only BiltBest made a simulated vertically divided sash instead of a true divided sash. Does anyone make these today? I need a replacement that conforms to this standard for historical reproduction and to match all the other windows. I think the window quality is exactly what you would expect for the price range.


05:29AM | 06/25/11
Member Since: 06/04/11
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I want to have wood or wood/aluminum clad windows installed in my house.I have researched a number of brands and looked at the reviews online and I am down to trying to decide between BiltBest,Jeld-Wen,and Marvin.Can anyone suggest me in selecting one out of these?.Thanks, in advance.

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