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  • Sunday November 23, 2014

    Replacement window over very thin aluminum frame

    I am installing my first vinyl replacement window over an aluminum frame (stucco wall). In all the instructional videos and the instructions that...

  • 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...

  • Thursday November 20, 2014

    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...

  • Wednesday November 19, 2014

    How to test the quality of a window?

    When companies bring vinyl window samples to your home (or when you're in a showroom), what kinds of tests should a consumer do...

  • Tuesday November 18, 2014

    Schuco aluminum commercial tilt and turn window repair

    how do i replace the multipoint latch gearbox on a commercial schuco tilt and turn...

  • Monday November 17, 2014

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

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

  • Monday November 17, 2014

    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

    What are some quality window caulks that would be ok for sub 40 temperatures? I live in MASS, and the temps here have...

  • Thursday November 13, 2014

    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...

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pella Reviews

based on 3 reviews

 

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

August 18th 2011 at 8:51 pm

Window Comments

Installed Pella windows in 1996...made sash replacement in 2002 as they were rotted out. Now in 2011 70% of sashes are rotted out again from the outside. The aluminum clad and glue allowed water leakage. Pella wants over 7,000 this time to repair.

Window Grade: 2.8
Install Comments

Installed by Contractor of IL

No problrm due to insullation.

Install Grade: 5.0
Price Information

repair cost without varnishing 7000.00

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

June 7th 2011 at 12:44 pm

Window Comments

windows started leaking and fogging before one yr. Pella sent people to remedy and one said "these should never have been installed in the north... made for the south".. now, they have rotted out. These are custom made windows

Window Grade: 1.5
Install Comments

Installed by Garlock Brothers of OH

They are excellent contractors... rated #1 in community. They tried everything to assist us.

Install Grade: 5.0

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

April 17th 2011 at 12:52 pm

 

 

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