Jeld Wen Neat Glass Option

sbkimApril 11, 2012

Does anyone have real world experience with this Neat Glass Option? Not a huge priced option and sounds interesting...

Clean and Simple

JELD-WEN� wood windows and patio

doors are now available with Neat�

glass, which provides natural cleaning

convenience. This glass features an

invisible permanent coating of titanium dioxide and

silicon dioxide, so it stays cleaner longer.

� Dirt is loosened via the sun�s UV rays, so rainwater

can easily rinse away grime

� Glass is effective even when the sky is cloudy

� The ultra-smooth glass surface prevents water spots

� No manual activation is required

http://oldetownewd.com/Neat_Glass_Rack_Brochure.pdf

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millworkman

glass may be neat but the windows themselves are borderline crap.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 8:31PM
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WindowDog

I'm with what he said.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 9:36PM
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Windows on Washington Ltd

Borderline is probably understating it.

Their warranty and the way they have bought companies and skirted the warranty is certainly crappy.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 8:58AM
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sbkim

Putting held wen aside what are peoples thoughts with self cleaning glass

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 9:45AM
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Windows on Washington Ltd

Self cleaning glass is a nice option but does need somewhat ideal conditions to work optimally.

Most people don't find that it works that well.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 9:58AM
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WindowDog

Self-cleaning glass is nothing new. It's been in and out of the market for 25 yrs or more. If you have large picture windows up high, it's probably worth it - it may work for a while, it may help. I would do it. On windows you can clean yourself easily, I wouldn't do it. Now, that's not a technical answer, I know :)

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 4:35PM
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dennisgli

There's a nice post by oberon here on how this stuff works.

Here is a link that might be useful: self cleaning windows other than Anderson???

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 8:39AM
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WindowDog

That was a great post.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 10:09PM
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Windows on Washington Ltd

Oberon is smart cookie to put it mildly.

You won't find a fenestration question that he can't answer.

Great guy to go with that great mind as well.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 10:24AM
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sbkim

Great find. Thanks. For 2% up charge, I am willing to give it a chance

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 7:41PM
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Esko

To say Jeld Wen is "borderline crap" is a very broad and overall an irresponsible statement. If Jeld Wen offered a single source manufactured product it would at best be an opinion. Jeld Wen is the parent company for several lines, much like General Motors has several lines under their umbrella.

1) Builders Series: (Home Depots offering) is an entry level window in terms of cost and product quality.

2) Premium: solid mid line product with a few high end features at an entry level cost, overall great value.

3) Custom: high end product, more aesthetically pleasing, significantly higher cost. Nice looking product, but at this price point there are better windows on the market.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 2:00PM
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millworkman

Since you want to drag up old information, I have three words: Norco, Pozzi and Caradco!! Only my opinion but I don't feel they have been improved at all quality wise and this is only my opinion here but it is shared by a multitude of people in the industry.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 3:04PM
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Windows on Washington Ltd

The warranty history of is questionable to say the least.

If that does not give you pause, I am not sure what will.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 6:57AM
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