Return to the Windows Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Alco Windows - review

Posted by jabek (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 20, 13 at 19:40

I keep seeing this company advertise windows for 190 installed, the windows seem like cheap junk. Why do homeowners fall for such tactics?
This is Alco Windows NJ .
There is another alco in P.A. but i think its a different company.

This post was edited by jabek on Sat, Apr 20, 13 at 19:48


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Alco Windows - review

Alco Window Corp in northern NJ sell alside windows. They are not high quality and the windows for 190 certainly are garbage. Any homeowner who looks to buy cheap windows deserves garbage. I hate to be harsh but common sense should ultimately prevail here.
Alco's top of the line is an alside Ultramaxx which is very poorly designed and bulky. This window utilizes a pocket sill and anyone that does even some research on pocket sills will find out why they are very poorly designed.
The Sheffield is a " snap in sloped sill" which is just as bad.
Alside also have high air leakage numbers and the manufacturing tolerances are low. Especially the excalbur and centurian.

Higher end vinyl windows are Okna , HiMark, Soft Lite, Sunrise, and Gorell.
These windkws are built and designed very well. They all use a true welded sloped sill. Not a snap in slope or pocket sill.
Alco is made for the customer looking for a cheap way out but in reality they will be doing their window project twice and spending twice as much.
Of course you will always have that customer that convinces themselves that all windows are the same and still go with the cheapest brand . In the end, they have no one to blame but themselves for their irresponsible decisions.


 o
RE: Alco Windows - review

The $190 advertised price is just that, an avertised price. Expext there bid to come in a bit higher.


 o
RE: Alco Windows - review

Just a bit outside...


 o
RE: Alco Windows - review

Agree, those windows are very cheap looking and the lowest grade vinyl.
The guy driving the truck advertising those outrageous prices should have his head examined. Have some pride in your work for gods sakes, why offer your customers cheap junk and convince them that " you've installed thousands and never had complaints". Give me a break, they are junk.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Windows Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here