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by chevyman
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Champion?
Replies: 12
Views: 5966

Re: Champion?

Champion makes and installs there own products and carry a lifetime warranty most other company's buy a window second hand and if you have issues you have to go through someone else to get service. Baloney... Most dealers have factory authorization to make judgements on warranty repair service. If ...
by chevyman
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Champion?
Replies: 12
Views: 5966

Re: Champion?

champion has a bad track record as far as the install are concerned price seems high to me. what series on the soft lite? Explain to me why you say that ? Champion makes and installs there own products and carry a lifetime warranty most other company's buy a window second hand and if you have issue...
by chevyman
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Gas leakage?
Replies: 10
Views: 3144

Re: Gas leakage?

We do test some units that have been in the field and they seem to be in the same range as what we see in the factory. but 1% would be a fair guess on what is lost in units. It is very hard to test units in the field because the test involve light readings when the unit sparks the glass. If they are...
by chevyman
Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Gas leakage?
Replies: 10
Views: 3144

Re: Gas leakage?

At our plant we test units to make sure they are at 95% or more argon and we have units that have been filled with argon for 6 to 7 years now that still test at 92 to 94% argon after all these years.

The modern spacer system have really gotten very efficient.
by chevyman
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Champion Window Replacements
Replies: 9
Views: 7614

Nothing personal but that site is not very informative looks like a window world type site 189 dollar window installed?


and the warranty is not even talked about?

I always say you get what you pay for on some things. :roll:
by chevyman
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Which to choose??
Replies: 14
Views: 4279

Give Champion window a call they are one of the largest window companys in the Cincinnati area?

They also build there own like Gilkey does .
by chevyman
Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: An installation method question for the experts
Replies: 13
Views: 4207

If the window is trimmed out properly there is no need for new brick molding.
and the existing wood is still in good shape under the wrapping.
by chevyman
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Recommendations in Milwaukee??
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Champion windows has some good rep around me and there in a lot of states.

Look for a company that has a good BBB rep and a company that has a good warranty I would stay away from middleman companys that dont make there own windows.
by chevyman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Is having Worker's Compensation really important?
Replies: 11
Views: 2795

I personally would never buy windows from a "middleman" type company that doesn't have there own installers or service men because that tells me that they are buying the windows from anther company and having them installed by another sub or another installing company. So if there is any warranty wo...
by chevyman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: question for FEN-EX
Replies: 15
Views: 4877

Be careful with the foam you get from the big box stores the foam there sometimes is a high expanding type and wont work right on your windows and doors.

Make sure that you get a low pressure foam.

Dows Great stuff for windows and doors works good.
by chevyman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Which install method is better jump frame or pull frame?
Replies: 7
Views: 6081

It really depends on what type of window it is. If its a replacement window pull the frames If its a a flush fin mount type window then you keep the old frame in. I am a Installation Masters Trainer and they really are very careful with watching out that you restore weather barriers. Good luck with ...
by chevyman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Which install method is better jump frame or pull frame?
Replies: 7
Views: 6081

If you keep the old frame in then you will have to have a smaller window to put back in. Also by keeping the old frame in it will be harder to cover the frame and there is also a risk of leaking. In the north we remove all the frame from Alum windows because of condensation. If there a good installe...