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  • Saturday November 22, 2014

    Reynolds Vinyl Window

    I purchased Reynolds Vinyl Windows in 1996 and they have condensation in most of them. I was told to get the model number...

  • Thursday November 20, 2014

    Warranty question

    Do lifetime/double-lifetime warranties for the best vinyl manufacturers (like Okna) typically cover only the product or do they cover labor as well? For...

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    Simonton 5500 spec questions

    I am putting an addition on my house and have decided to use a Simonton 5500 window. I am in Orlando, FL...

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    Which is the most reliable replacement window on a budget???

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    I'm new to the forum, have been reading up for days, and was hoping for some individual...

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    any suggestion for the vinyl windows?

    Hi, i live in IL and i am planning to replace the aluminum windows to vinyl windows.one contractor quotes the 23 double hung...

  • Saturday November 15, 2014

    Cold weather window caulk recommendations

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    Window Install Question

    I have a crew installing Restorations windows (mostly casement) as I type. They are installing further to the inside then the windows that...

  • Wednesday November 12, 2014

    What size to order given diagonal measurement difference?

    I'm replacing 21 original (early 1980s) wood windows (single hung, single pane) with vinyl pocket windows. Twenty will be double hung (11 32x54,...

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Kensignton vinyl windows Reviews

based on 4 reviews

 

Overall quality: 1
Locks: 4
Balance System: 4
Warranty: 1

January 26th 2012 at 12:26 am

Window Comments

Installer did slack job, no calking, or insulation in window weight pockets. The sash pulls away from the jamb in the winter when we in Mn. need it the most but the sash shrinks untill you see daylight.

Window Grade: 2.5

 

Overall quality: 3
Locks: 4
Balance System: 3
Warranty: 1

July 13th 2011 at 10:57 am

Window Comments

Since they went out of business 9 months after purchasing VERY expensive Q2 model, the UV tint keeps failing. We have replaced 6 window glass now (we have to pay for the glass but the distributor pays for the install) and I can tell we will have more glass in other windows to replace (little brown dots appearing on some others as well). The windows are only 4 yrs old. We unfortunately made a very bad choice and paid through the nose for them. Should have gone with a much cheaper brand. Learned out lesson. I am sure all 25 windows in our house will all have new glass, paid for again by us, in the next two years. My question is why is the UV coating failing on these windows???

Window Grade: 2.8
Install Comments

Installed by Douglas Enterprises of CO

They didn't do a very good job caulking. And a lot of the dry wall should have been repaired prior to caulking as well.

Install Grade: 3.0

Overall quality: 4
Locks: 4
Balance System: 4
Warranty: 3

August 22nd 2010 at 10:43 pm

Window Comments

We installed Kensington windows in 2003. Have had no problems at all. Easy to clean and energy efficient.

Window Grade: 3.8
Install Comments

Installed by BHI of SD

Fast and did a great job.

Install Grade: 4.0

Overall quality: 3
Locks: 2
Balance System: 1
Warranty: 1

February 1st 2010 at 6:16 pm

Window Comments

I live in Texas, I originally had brown vinyl windows, spent $15K, Lowe's had a subcontractor install, in 2000, in 2002 I had Kensignton & US remodelers replace ALL of them as the install was not done and weather came in house,... now i have off white... i had a large sliding bay window and seal broke.... well.... company went under. I am also, having to recaulk inside and out every other year. I think the severe weather changes keep the vinyl expand/constrict in that the caulking gets pulled away. Well, I can only hope I can save enough money and slowly replace them with Pella who i hope will not close their dorrs.

Window Grade: 1.8
Install Comments

Installed by US Remodelers of TX

the installer was doing drugs on site on the last day. I had to finish up where he did not caulk, because US Remodelers didn't want to deal with me as their original subcontractor who misinstalled the brown ones cost them money.

Install Grade: 2.0
Price Information

$15K.

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