Difference in Reliabilt by Atrium and Lansing Windjammer

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Difference in Reliabilt by Atrium and Lansing Windjammer

#1 Post by raynellp » Mon May 09, 2011 2:41 pm

I am in researching replacement windows. I need 17 double hung, no grids, white, Low e, Argon, energy efficient. Can anyone explain to me the difference in the mid-quality Reliabilt at Lowes, and the Windjammer at Lansing. Both are made by Atrium? I live in North Carolina.

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#2 Post by HomeSealed » Mon May 09, 2011 9:06 pm

I don't know the nitty-gritty details, but to my knowledge, they are are both low-mid-grade products. Could do worse, but more likely could do better. Big box installs are more hit or miss than local installers, and you should try to avoid a pocket sill.

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Re: Difference in Reliabilt by Atrium and Lansing Windjammer

#3 Post by raynellp » Tue May 10, 2011 4:32 pm

Thanks for the info, but what is a pocket sill?

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#4 Post by HomeSealed » Tue May 10, 2011 7:02 pm

It is where water is drained through channels inside the sill (frame) and evacuated through weep holes, as opposed to a sloped sill which lets gravity do the work, and lets no water into the frame.

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#5 Post by Windows on Washington » Tue May 10, 2011 9:46 pm

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Re: Difference in Reliabilt by Atrium and Lansing Windjammer

#6 Post by toddinmn » Wed May 11, 2011 10:00 pm

They are the same window, but there is more than 1 series of window for each brand.These windows do not have pocket sills.The windows could have slightly different warranties between the different companies.

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