New to this forum and to Vinyl windows in general - be nice......
Have taken the time to do some research - here, and elsewhere and could not find much on American Weather Seal's Evershield windows. Had a 'sales' presentation and was provided a sales brochure, overall was happy with the process. My father also had these windows put on his home just recently and he is quite happy with them as well as the install process. Thought I would ask here, the knowledgable folks in the industry, what your thoughts are on these windows. Having read the forums - it appears that there could be some helpful information.
I have 29 windows to replace, located in Northern Va.....
Here is an excerpt from the sales brochure -
- Low E Glass with Argon
- Double Coating (11 layers) of otically tuned Low E with Argon gas and EverWarm spacer
- UV Ban Glass blocking 99% of harmful UV Rays
Curious as to any and all opinions and/or info that you folks can provide.
Thanks in advance.
READ THE WARRANTY THOUROUGHLY - after all it is an amortization of the life of the product --
ALSO LOOK FOR AAMA Ratings -American Archetectural Manuacturing Association - ratings are for: structural integrity, security, air/water infiltration, etc. - go for the GOLD PLUS rated window unless you want problems in the future or risk having to do the project again in the future.
PS> ook at the balance system and the warranty on it - if adjustment of lubrication is required (or the manufacurer voids the entire windwo warranty - a "way out" for the manufacturer. Get a constant force balance 3/4" to have trouble free operation on the double hung window
Also on DH Windows - BE CERTAIN that the pegs that hoold the window in (and allow the drop down feature for ease of cleaning) are SOLID - NOT HOLLOW! - otherwise they will get chewed up over time.
Are you doing this projet yoruself or having someone do it for you?
AS what happens on a project with one family member - the same may not be true for the other even with the same company installing.
THE VLT (visble light transmission) would be what you are looking at with UV ray penetration - the lower the # the better - however when you get to low you will be unable to see out the window after the sun sets...
good luck on your project!