Air Chek windows

electricguySeptember 10, 2012

i am in the process of receiving window bids and i am a bit disappointed with some of the windows i am seeing. the one contractor showed my Air Chek windows which looked very cheaply made. Am i correct with my assessment of these windows?

i also saw Bonded windows and they looked kind of cheap as well. both of these windows are manufactured close to where i work ( power company).

i also saw silverline by andersen and Reliabilt by Lowes. i cannot believe how cheaply made these windows are and i am becoming very disappointed with everything.

I am willing to pay extra to get a quality vinyl window that not only looks nice but is built very well and will last. any recommendations for brands that i should be looking at? thanks in advance.

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ok, you basically saw a bunch of lower end windows. air check is indeed a lower end window and i could never in good conscience install one for a customer; Bonded windows isnt far behind. We refer to Air Chek as rental property windows.
Reliabilt by Lowes, silverline, and alside excalibur are lower end as well, especially silverline/ american craftsman.
your logic of spending more to get better quality is very smart. what most homeowners dont understand is with windows, cheaper is always more expensive. cheaper quality vinyl looks cheap, leak air, and can also warp. this means you will wind up doing your window project twice which is much more expensive than initially going with a quality window. unfortunately many " jack of all trade" as well as local pick up truck type contractors wrongly think all windows are created equal. most of these type of contractors buy the cheapest windows in order to have a better chance of getting the job ( lowest bid) as well as making a better profit.
brands that most window pro's recommend are as follows :
Okna, Himark, Soft Lite, Sunrise, and Gorell.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 11:05AM
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thanks for the clarification. it was obvious that the Air Chek Windows or Air Check windows ( however its spelled) were garbage .
I will take your advice and looked into those higher end brands.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 4:18PM
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