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Jeld wen vs ykk ap

Posted by salonkari (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 25, 13 at 15:41

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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RE: Jeld wen vs ykk ap

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.


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RE: Jeld wen vs ykk ap

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?


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RE: Jeld wen vs ykk ap

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


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RE: Jeld wen vs ykk ap

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!!


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RE: Jeld wen vs ykk ap

Jeldwen is about in the same class quality wise in my opinion, so maybe investigate other brands.


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RE: Jeld wen vs ykk ap

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.


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RE: Jeld wen vs ykk ap

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 www.ykkap.com . Go to the residential products section. You can also call me personally @ 678-838-6036.


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You can also learn mpre about us in a recent feature in Window and Door Magazine http://www.windowanddoor.com/t100ykk_2012

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


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