Call us at
1-800-219-5332
Contractors Join Our Network

ARCHIVED BOARD -
Please Visit our New Replacement Windows Board

 Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search   Previous Message  |  Next Message 

 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen

Author: Window4U (---.client.insightBB.com)
Date:   

I've been in the window industry since 1975 and have installed about every type of window. {aluminum ,vinyl, fiberglass, composite, wood}
I used to install for Renewal by Anderson in South Holland, Illinois. At that time, they were partnered up with Gilkey Window, and one day I'd install Gilkey vinyl windows, the next day Anderson. The organization of that company was amazing. The warehouse even had it's own trim shop, and when I pulled up at 6 in the morning, EVERYTHING I needed for the day had been put on a big dolly and was wheeled to my truck. They were very, very good to work for and I left only because I moved out of state.

That being said, there is a serious problem I saw with the Renewal windows. With only minor contact with the ground carrying them into the home, the frame would crack in half at the corner joint. Also, if an installer would put a screw in one side and snug it tight, then put the screw in the other side and snug it just a little too far, that also would crack the frame in two at the corner. It's like the joint just didn't bond right when they made them. Some installers I worked with would wrongly put some caulk into the joint to "fix" and camoflage it, and sometimes they had no choice but to order a new frame.
Now to be fair, any product has problems now and then, but the misleading claims of this window being a "super-window" and far superior to vinyl are just not true, and it bothers me to read the posts of Renewal salesmen on these posts lie about vinyl and build up Renewal like it's so far superior.
The window does have a niche in the market and nicely fits the needs of many homeowners, though I think it's somewhat overpriced and would not personally put it in my own home. I would rate its performance on an even par with most average vinyl windows I've installed, no better.



 Flat View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 

 Topics Author  Date
 Use Renewal By Andersen  new
anthony  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
laura  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
susieg  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Melissa  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
windowmann2000  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Randy  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
DON  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
lynne miguel  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Devin  
 Re: Good Window Company  new
John  
 Re: Good Window Company  new
george  
 Re: Good Window Company  new
windowmann2000  
 Re: Good Window Company  new
K flinn  
 Re: Good Window Company  new
Dee  
 Re: Good Window Company  new
Mrs. King  
 Re: Good Window Company  new
Barbara  
 Re: Good Window Company  new
Paul Schack  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
christine hunter  
 Schuco Windows  new
John  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Martha  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
brad  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
WINDOWMANN2000  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
windowmann2000  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Doug  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
alex  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
liz  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
windowmann2000  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Dex  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Bill  
 Re:Window4U  new
windowmann2000  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Jennifer  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Cheyrl Carney  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Joan M. Fischer  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Betty  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Fenestration Expert  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Fenestration Expert  
 Fenestration expert  new
windowmann2000  
 Re: Fenestration expert  new
Mikee  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Cliff Brannick  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Northern exposure  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
windowmann2000  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Northern exposure  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
windowmann2000  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Northern exposure  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
windowmann2000  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Fenestration Expert  
 Fenestration Expert  new
windowmann2000  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Fenestration Expert  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Northern exposure  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Fenestration Expert  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Jonathan Milton  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
DIY for Fun  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Fenestration Expert  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Window4U  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Barbara  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
cneary  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
JackA  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Michael  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Marc  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Jeffbrandy  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
vincent penoso  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
befuddled  
 Home Depot American Craftsman  new
captn  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Fenestration Expert  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Renewal Fan  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Fenestration Expert  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Fenestration Expert  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Pete  
 Window World  new
Becky  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Fenestration Expert  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Art  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Art  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
d. hanson  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Renewal Fan  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Rich B.  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
E-z  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Window4U (IL)  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Window4U (IL)  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
vdotmatrix  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
searspro  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
searspro  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Curious installer  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
searspro  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Curious Installer  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
searspro  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Guy  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
searspro  
 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen  new
Window4U (IL)  


Window Consumer Infomation

Abcleads.com BBB Business Review   Member of NAHB

Current Board Posts

  • Monday July 27, 2015

    Softlite Pro vs. Vytex Fortis

    I agree with Nerd. LS or Elements, or Okna.
    The Pro is outdated and nothign special, and Vytex does not have the...

  • Tuesday July 21, 2015

    Replacement comparison

    What are the middle to top series of a NT windows called is it comparable to the Milgard Style line? Quality and...

  • Sunday July 19, 2015

    Window Options

    I've received some quotes and will listen to any feedback you all care to provide.
    Location-Oklahoma City. FWIW, my cooling costs have...

  • Thursday July 16, 2015

    Replacement Windows for the Deep South

    Hi!
    My husband and I are looking to replace some windows and the more research I do online the more confused I...

  • Sunday July 12, 2015

    Window Shopping in Oklahoma City

    Just for grins to be a post hog and as a cathartic release, thought I'd share my experience with dealers so far trying...

  • Wednesday July 8, 2015

    Sunrise window install question

    Long (ish) time reader - first time posting :wink:
    Thanks to the wealth of information on here...

  • Wednesday July 8, 2015

    Sliding patio door and front door installation

    I know for windows it seems everyone agrees that low expansion foam is a must on the install. I assume the same...

  • Wednesday July 1, 2015

    New Construction Windows??

    Can anyone here help me with, or direct me to a forum that can help me with New Construction Vinyl Windows??
    I will...

  • Monday June 29, 2015

    Limited choices on two quotes?

    Paging...

  • Sunday June 28, 2015

    Okna grids between the glass

    I know that aluminum is a heat conductor, which is why it's often used in heatsinks. It's also quoted as a negative for...

1 of 10

Do it Yourself- Replacement Window Video