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by earwax
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: NoCal: Just Completely Confused
Replies: 6
Views: 2614

I like the Anlin and the Certainteed best out of those windows. MW just purchased the Certainteed name on the West. Not sure if they are going to change the product. That being said, I would go Anlin. They are made in Fresno area and used to be the Certainteed manufacturer. Very nice product.
by earwax
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Probilt patio door problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2709

Jedld-Wen bought this company a few years back. They are distributed through Lowe's and 84 Lumber. Try one of these locations to get spare parts or call 800-Jel-DWen.
by earwax
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Industry pros questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

I know that a few companies are now coming out with a comparable product. JELD-WEN is coming out with in in early second quarter of 08, Pella has it, Marvin is looking at it. Some companies also offer built in Phantom Screens. Very nice, very pricey.
by earwax
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Xact Windows
Replies: 16
Views: 10099

That is too bad Mr Delaware Mike. Capital is the beginning of the window lines in California. The entry level stuff. Just about any window seems to be better than it. From their poor vinyl extrusion to the quality control. Not to mention a frame that bends and tweaks more than a druggy strung out. V...
by earwax
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Seal failure on Jeld Wen windows
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

Jeld-wen post their old warranties on their web site. Here is the warranty link that applied to your windows most likely. Hope this helps. They are usually pretty good about helping people and giving significant discounts. I do not know any compnay that offered the lifetime warranty 8 years ago, bec...
by earwax
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: California Window Replacement Companies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

Bay city windows in Fremont is a top dealer for your area. If you go over the pass to Pleasanton, Quality window and door is your dealer. They all carry good products. Check them out.
by earwax
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Who makes windows using Low E3/366 or Solarban 70XL?
Replies: 5
Views: 2574

Milgard is not in Florida. Look at the old SeasonShield Product. It was bought by Jeld-Wen and offers the 366. I also believe that MI on the east coast does as well. Also....check the MW window. I think they all use cardinal.
by earwax
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: American Craftsman NOT available at Home Depot???
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

I would think to see Jeld-Wen going more east. Not the other way around. They just took over all of the door business a HD from Masonite and is HD largest millwork vendor now. Silverline has been trying to recuit management for a plant in California and is having trouble. Do not think you will see S...
by earwax
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Vinyl Bay Windows - not available at Simonton and Jeld-Wen?
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Simonton and Jeld-Wen both make bay windows. JW comes with a head and seat board and jamb extenders built in as well.
by earwax
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Repairing a Vinyl Window
Replies: 1
Views: 2348

There is a vinyl repair kit available from some manufacturers. They usually will not advertise it. A company in southern California makes them.
by earwax
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Lowe's Pella vs Home Depot Jeld-Wen
Replies: 1
Views: 5304

The Jeld-Wen Window is a better window. They both have equal energy ratings. The fin on the JW window is a dual wall on retrofit windows and holds up better in the heat against the stucco. ALso the warranty is better on teh Jeld-Wen window. Lifetime to home owner who buys the windows as long as you ...
by earwax
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Need DIY Dark vinyl or equivalent
Replies: 2
Views: 2681

Mercer windows and Phillips windows will paint their vinyl. It is not cheap. Fiberglass or Wood are the other alternatives. Both are very expensive.
by earwax
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Which install method is better jump frame or pull frame?
Replies: 7
Views: 5926

Many cities in teh California have you pull a permit to do work with the pull frame method. So many contractors us teh jump method. It is preferred to leave the frame in my all companies selling windows in the Republic of California :lol:
by earwax
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Xact Windows
Replies: 16
Views: 10099

Xact is a garage window. Cheap all the way through. It is am MI window with a different name badge so they can sell it a different way.
by earwax
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Windows for San Diego
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

TWF has a bad reputation. Anlin is a great window made in Clovis, CA. Nice construciton. Make a retofit window and make it well. They used to be the Certainteed manufacturing plant until the owners went out on their own.