Jeld-Wen windows - DO NOT BUY


Check this out...
http://mservais.blogspot.com/2007/02/dont-buy-jeld-wen-windows.html
I'm having a lot of problems and the company doesn't seem to care enough to do anything about it. Go buy another brand to replace the windows on your home. Don't even bother with these windows.
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Yeah, it looks like crap, but how can we be sure it is the window and not just a poor installation by a hack? Not enough information to make a decision.
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I'll second that.
I have Jeld Wen windows in my house that I thought were crappy/drafty. Enough so that I had storm windows made up to replace the outside screens. when I tried to put the storms in place of the screens they didn't fit!! The windows (which were installed in 2000 in a 30 year old house) were so out of square there was no way that they would seal. I eventually trimmed down the storm windows, and got them to fit and block the draft. The windows that are square are great, they have decent insulating value, the movements work well, and they look good.
Plus one of the windows developed a fog between the panes, I emailed Jeld Wen warranty and got a phone call back. 20 minutes later, Jeld Wen promised to ship replacement sashes for my foggy windows. And I didn't even purchase them!
Looking closely at the windows, the sides/jams bow out at least 1/4 inch and on some the bottom sill is out of level. No window would stop a draft in that shape.
The quality of installation is as important than the glass itself.
Dave
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| | Looking closely at the windows, the sides/jams bow out at least 1/4 inch
PROBLEM SOLVER remove the vinyl strip in the jamb and turn the middle adjusting screw clockwise
| | The quality of installation is as important than the glass itself. |
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