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 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen

Author: windowmann2000 (---.dsl.mdsnwi.ameritech.net)
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I don't sell windows-no bias just window facts. I can take a Renewal grab it by the top edges and twist it until the sashes fall out. They have a very low DP rating 20 and that pertains to window strength. If I take a comparable high end vinyl window selling for $500.00 and try and twist it, I'll break my wrist before anything moves and it well have a DP of 45 or more. The cheap bulb style weatherstripping at the top of the Renewal isn't very impressive, and it's probably one of the reasons you can't get their air infiltration test which I'm sure aren't very good. It also strikes me as odd the master frame has mitre's and the sashes are butted together. Not a very attractive combo and I've noticed the welds are not cleaned very well. That's because there's not enough material at that point. It would break the seal. I have a Renewal window and I look at it everyday. My point is simple, Andersen is a old established and reliable co, but the Renewal is simply an average window that's very over priced.

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