Cutting Edge Plus

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Re: Cutting Edge Plus

#16 Post by Suecinnj » Sat May 30, 2009 9:26 pm

Anthony, I don't know which window he is thinking of. I didn't realize there were the two different kinds, so thank you, I will ask. If your question about maintenance was directed to me, I haven't the slightest idea. I guess that is another good question.

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Re: Cutting Edge Plus

#17 Post by buddy110 » Sun May 31, 2009 10:58 am

anthony wrote:What maintance would you expext if it had a prefinished interior?
Very little actually. I'm not an andersen fan, but the 400 is a good window. I believe it's a fiberglass pultrusion.

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#18 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sun May 31, 2009 8:19 pm

The frame of the 400 tw on the exterior is fiberex(composite), the sash are wood on the exterior with a poly paint on the wood.
400 WDH is all Fiberex on the ext, both frame and sash.
With the prefinished interior there is little to no maitance.

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#19 Post by Suecinnj » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:10 pm


Even though you wrote that the Andersen 400 is a good window, may I ask why you are not an "Andersen fan?"

Anthony, thanks for the information about maintenance.

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#20 Post by cdcinc » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:51 am

i am a contractor in albany, ny. i use cutting edge windows regularly. i never have a complaint. no problems installing which is a good sign and they are energy star windows especially the "plus" and for the price there even better.

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#21 Post by EcoStar Remodeling » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:22 am

Some of us have a higher standard than "nobody complains". Of course they don't complain, any window is better than the one they replaced. The question is, did they get the best value? Do you know what the structural rating is on your Cutting Edge Window?

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#22 Post by ranger » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:56 pm

Cutting edge is a low end contractor grade window made by MI Windows . No one complains because they are either used in rental properties or sold to home owners who are only concerned with cost opposed to the educated consumer who is looking for maximum energybefficiency and long term durability.

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Re: Cutting Edge Plus

#23 Post by Delaware Mike » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:48 pm

My personal view of how most of the general contractors in my area view vinyl windows is that they think most vinyl windows are all the same, except for the American Craftsman and Pella Thermastar junk out of the box stores. "Motor oil is motor oil, like the commercial. I had more than one contractor tell me that "if you want a good window you got to go with Andersen." I don't know how many windows an average general contractor might install in a year's time? If it where more than 500 and most of their income was to come from window sales, they wouldn't be dealing with the stuff that comes out of supply houses.

Decent windows can be purchased from the supply houses. We have several local in our area that have some of the nicer Plygem, Simonton, Soft-Lite Pro/Classic, and Paradigm series. However, most of their sales are the cheapest thing that the contractor can get their hands on if it's not wood clad new construction job.

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