Vinyl Replacement window advice for the confused

For all those Replacement Window questions
Post Reply
Message
Author
Arch
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:54 am

Vinyl Replacement window advice for the confused

#1 Post by Arch » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:59 am

I'm finding the various reviews and websites rather overwhelming and sometimes contradictory. I want to replace 40-year-old windows and a patio door (9 windows) soon. My choices of installer and product may be limited. What ones really work for a cold northern climate and a reasonable cost?

User avatar
HomeSealed
Posts: 2429
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:14 pm
Location: Milwaukee, Madison areas
Contact:

Re: Vinyl Replacement window advice for the confused

#2 Post by HomeSealed » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:03 pm

Pretty simple actually, the performance ratings are independently tested, tell you how a product will ACTUALLY perform, and are excellent indicators of overall quality. The top products are getting u values under .26 in double pane, double hung, and air infiltration ratings of as low as .01.

TheWindowNerd
Posts: 1703
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:52 pm
Location: SE PA & NJ; CT
Contact:

Re: Vinyl Replacement window advice for the confused

#3 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:05 am

What state and major city are you near? With that we will sometimes know what products are available in your area.
Also if you take a bit of time and read through post here you will gain a large amount of objective information quickly.
You have two major components to this decision...
1. product selection
2. Installation
each is critical for a successful project.

Post Reply