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 Re: American Craftsman

Author: Turk182 (---.burl.east.verizon.net)
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I installed 18 American Craftsman windows into my house last summer and 20 into another house I own this year. They are the mid model that I purchased at home depot. They are a decent vinyl replacement window, and windows are easy to insall, but you should definately have someone show u how to do it first. I had a friend show me how, and it was a HUGE help. Then as I installed the windows, it started taking less time to do. First 1 I did myself took 2 hrs, but by the end, I had it down to about 30-40 minutes...fully installed w/the insulation, caulking & trim back in place.

The bottom line Amer Craft. window @ home depot is JUNK!!! Don't bother w/ it unless its a rental property u r putting it into. The other two models are good. I did alot of research on em before I decided what brand and model to purchase. There are better lines then Amer. Craftsman, but the top 2 are good enough. They are a bit noisey though, regarding filtering out the exterior sounds.....there is a full report on the mid level window in comsumer reports.

Most important, be sure to install them properly!! Old houses will take much more work as nothing is ever quite square in them. Dont take shortcuts...insulate the pockets and sides, tops and bottoms of the window...caulk both sides properly. Shortcuts wont save u money come time regarding a heating bill. Finally, make sure someone shows u how to do at least 1 window first...it'll save u lots. Overall they are then quite easy to do yourself...

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