Please comment on wood clad window problems
We are looking at getting aluminum wood clad windows for our remodel and addition. I have read several posts and class action suites regarding rotten windows, which makes me a little bit concerned getting this kind of window. What I am trying to determine is if this is related to certain weather climate (cold, hot, rainy areas), poor windows, bad design etc.
The windows we are considering are Lincoln, Pella 250 series (through Lowes) and Jeld-Wen Caradco (through Home Depot). We live in the Los Angeles area, moderate temperatures, at times heavy rain during winter.
Any comments or experiences are highly welcome.