questions about older alside windows

raider6January 10, 2014

I had Alside Shefield windows put in 2004--then in 2005 I had excabiler windows put in my sunroom--we have good success with them--I think due to high quality job by the installer---will I have problems with them in next few years--I lve near Atl.Ga

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mmarse1

Thats an odd question... Will you be bald in 12 years????
You're lucky you dont live in a colder climate, alside sheffield and excalibur have high air leakage rates and poorly designed sills.
Let me know if you are bald in 12 years.

This post was edited by mmarse1 on Fri, Jan 10, 14 at 9:51

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 9:50AM
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raider6

Thank you for your answer--I guess it was a poorly worded question--what I really would like to know are the older alside windows better than the newer ones--or--are they all pretty sad? Will they last me another 10 years--don't think I will last much longer than that--I am already bald--

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 11:09AM
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Windows on Washington

Ha....!

That was funny about the "already bald" comment.

Should an Alside window last 10 years...yes. Will it likely deliver consistent performance over that span...not as well as some more well engineered windows.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 11:16AM
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raider6

My question is-- are the older alside windows(10/11 years old)better than the new alside windows---or all of them not very good--thanks--I'm still bald

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 3:27PM
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mmarse1

the older alside is the same quality( lack of) as the newer.. you seem be lucky since you have no issues and dont live in a cold climate.
the higher end vinyl windows do come with Rogain, so not only are they energy efficient but they also grow hair.
ROGAIN FOAM insulated frames and sash.

This post was edited by mmarse1 on Sun, Jan 12, 14 at 12:35

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 3:47PM
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HomeSealed_WI

This thread is HILARIOUS , lol.... To answer the question, I'd agree with the above. I would say that product line has gotten slightly better over the years, however please do not mistake that for an endorsement.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 6:35PM
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