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  • Wednesday November 26, 2014

    How do I make this window square?

    I just installed my first replacement OKNA window. I took my time, checked for plumb level and square (or so I thought). Everything...

  • Sunday November 23, 2014

    Replacement window over very thin aluminum frame

    I am installing my first vinyl replacement window over an aluminum frame (stucco wall). In all the instructional videos and the instructions that...

  • Saturday November 22, 2014

    Reynolds Vinyl Window

    I purchased Reynolds Vinyl Windows in 1996 and they have condensation in most of them. I was told to get the model number...

  • Thursday November 20, 2014

    Warranty question

    Do lifetime/double-lifetime warranties for the best vinyl manufacturers (like Okna) typically cover only the product or do they cover labor as well? For...

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    Simonton 5500 spec questions

    I am putting an addition on my house and have decided to use a Simonton 5500 window. I am in Orlando, FL...

  • Wednesday November 19, 2014

    How to test the quality of a window?

    When companies bring vinyl window samples to your home (or when you're in a showroom), what kinds of tests should a consumer do...

  • Tuesday November 18, 2014

    Schuco aluminum commercial tilt and turn window repair

    how do i replace the multipoint latch gearbox on a commercial schuco tilt and turn...

  • Monday November 17, 2014

    Which is the most reliable replacement window on a budget???

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  • Monday November 17, 2014

    any suggestion for the vinyl windows?

    Hi, i live in IL and i am planning to replace the aluminum windows to vinyl windows.one contractor quotes the 23 double hung...

  • Saturday November 15, 2014

    Cold weather window caulk recommendations

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 Re: Draft coming through new vinyl windows

Author: Jacki (151.200.187.---)
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Yes, the windows have soft coat Low-E, argon fill. Lifetime on frame, parts, 20 yrs for seal failure, 3 yrs glass breakage, and 2 yrs on installation.
My husband says he has noticed a sound reduction, a friend of mine also had new windows put in her house, and she also said she has not noticed any sound reduction either. Maybe some women have more sensitive ears than some men. The old wood windows had a large "dead air space" between the storm and the window. These new vinly windows don't have that, so maybe that is why I'm noticing that sound difference.

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