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 Post subject: Custom Window Systems CWS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:00 am 

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Received some product prices for sliding doors and slider windows. Custom Window Systems Windpack Plus cost is so much lower than comparable brands such as PGT, Jeld Wen.

Looking for opinions on the quality of CWS. The difference in cost leaves me a little hesitant. Installation will be in coastal SC area.

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 Post subject: Re: Custom Window Systems CWS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:27 am 
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Can't say that I am familiar with them. Sorry about that. There are some very regional brands and it is therefore difficult to keep track of everything.

I wouldn't put PGT and Jeld-Wen in the same category either. Probably a bit of an insult to PGT.

Do you have any data on the windows?


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Window Systems CWS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:08 pm 

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Specs below

Model: 8900 XO Color: BRONZE/WHITE Dimensions W x H
Desc: 8900 AB XO (OSLI Sliding Right) PVC SGD DP:+60/-60, FPA # 13241.1, STD, 82 x 79 1/2
2 Track Frame, 5 15/16" Depth, PVC 6040 Threshold, BRONZE/WHITE FRAME, 18
x16 Screen, CUSTOM SIZE
LOW E 270, Insulated, Tempered
THUMBTURN ONLY, AL FXD PNL CLIPS, WELDED FRAME, PVC INTRLK
SCREEN
AAMA Std. Gold Labeling, (1737) SILL RISER,

Model: 8200-XO Color: BRONZE/WHITE Dimensions W x H
Desc: 8200 Series Horizontal Slider - XO DP:+40/-40, **DO NOT OPEN FLANGE
ACCESSORY GROOVE**, [FIN ONLY, REMOVE FLANGE], BRONZE/WHITE
FRAME, 18 x16 Screen
LOW E 270, Insulated
W/ SCREW SUPPORTS + SILL SCREWS, SCREEN
AAMA Std. Gold Labeling
FPA #4092.3
MEETS EGRESS,
DLO: 59 x 58 1/2
TIP: 60 1/4 x 59 3/4
8200-XO- NFRC Rating: CWS-K-12-


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Window Systems CWS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:39 pm 

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More specs:

89XX-B- NFRC Rating: CWS-K-13-00047-00001 / U-Factor=0.32, Solar SHGC=0.26, V-Transmit=0.5

8200-XO- NFRC Rating: CWS-K-12-00110-00002 / U-Factor=0.3, Solar SHGC=0.28, V-Transmit=0.53


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Window Systems CWS
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:51 pm 

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See if you can get the air infiltration numbers for the units. It is under structural testing.

theWindowNerd...


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Window Systems CWS
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:39 pm 

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NCTL Testing


TAS 202-94
Air at 1.57 psf Measured 0.095cfm/ft2 allowable .3 for the 8900 series

ASTM E283
75 pa-1.6 psf Measured .099cfm/ft2 allowable .3 for the 8200 series


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Window Systems CWS
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:19 pm 
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Those numbers aren't bad.

We try to stress to get anything below 0.10 and ideally 0.05.


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