Jeld wen vs ykk ap

salonkariMarch 25, 2013

Help! We are currently building a house and I thought we were going to be receiving jeld wen builders vinyl single hung windows... Instead we received ykk ap windows? What's the difference? I feel like jeld wen is top line and ykk ap may not be? They are energy star certified with a ufactor of .34. Please help!! Any info will be great,y appreciated!

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If you do a bit of searching jeld-wen is not highly regarded in any way shape or form on this forum, especially anything builder grade. I have never heard of the other name mentioned however, so can't comment on that.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 4:48PM
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Neither is anywhere close to top line by any measure. Do you have time to do some research on this, or are the windows a done deal already?

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 6:22PM
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Like HS said, six of one half dozen of the other. Both are mediocre at best. Unfortunately it sounds like you already own the YKK (think zippers).

This post was edited by millworkman on Mon, Mar 25, 13 at 21:34

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 8:19PM
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Yes they are being installed Wednesday. Well maybe, I'm going to research tonight and get back with my gc! Nothing is a "done deal" since I'm not happy :) thanks for feedback! I'm sure I will need a lot more soon!!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 9:07AM
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Jeldwen is about in the same class quality wise in my opinion, so maybe investigate other brands.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 10:18AM
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If you have any say at this point, put it on hold until you can make a choice that you are comfortable with... Only problem is that you'll probably set the project back a few weeks as the new windows are produced.
Builder grade windows (wood or vinyl) have a life expectancy of about 10-15 years in my experience, and even at that, you could be dealing with glass seal failures and air leakage throughout that life span.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 12:22PM
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Dear Solankari. If you have any questions about our products we would be more than happy to speak with you personally. You can also learn more about who we are and our products at . Go to the residential products section. You can also call me personally @ 678-838-6036.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 9:43AM
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You can also learn mpre about us in a recent feature in Window and Door Magazine

Here is a link that might be useful: 2013 Widow and Door Top 100

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 12:24PM
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