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 Re: Foam-filled insulated vinyl frames

Author: windowmann2000 (---.dsl.mdsnwi.ameritech.net)
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Foam filling is mostly a sales gimmick designed to make you believe it well give you the warmest window possible, and you know it work's. Most people believe it, but in reality the $10.00-$30.00 you pay for it that you may know or not know about can't be recovered in actual energy saving's in a hundred years. It's all hype. The hollows in a properly built window do the same thing.
I'm going to note with one or two possible exceptions. The Silverline product's or American Craft'sman as called by Home Depot,I've sold and installed quite a few of, and sadly noticed moisture on the vinyl frames in the winter time. Adding foam to the window which cost me as a dealer $8.00 seem to correct this problem. The problem really was this window is pretty close to bottom shelf in the window business. Two very large hollows seem to let to much cold transfer to the inside of the vinyl and if the home had too much moisture it would show on the vinyl as well as the glass. I no longer deal with them, it's just to cheap. It definitely pay's to get to the middle and upper window's in this business.

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