Argh! Windows!

To all my lovely readers, I’m in need of your wisdom. As you’ve probably noticed from previous photos, most of the windows in the Union are pretty much toast. The jambs can possibly be saved but the double hung sashes are crispy critter. I’ve been looking at several all wood six over six lite windows but no matter what brand, they all have bad reviews including fogging, leaking frames and even exploding glass. Have any of you had good experience with a window manufacturer? I’d love to have your input.

Author: Glenn

I'm a 5' 8" tall ape descendant with an interior design degree and a love for antiques and vintage architecture. I recently escaped from the IT world to follow my dreams and a beautiful damsel who shares my love of old buildings no matter how much dust is involved.

6 thoughts on “Argh! Windows!”

  1. I’m not sure IF Milgard Windows have wood sash windows or not but they do have a lifetime guarantee on seals and such. Love the history lesson today!

  2. I put reliabilt Windows with the lifetime warranty level in my house in Raleigh , they lasted with no issues. Do not get the cheaper models they are the ones with issues. I bought them from lowes. I will look up what I put in my house on the coast and post for you.

  3. we used Milgard windows and a custom back door/sidelight panel when we redid the back of our house. they have been great and no problems (11 years now).

  4. Home Depot can measure, install and give you a good warranty on their installed windows. They custom make ANY size too. I use them for my San Jose house for retrofitting the 1960 windows!

    Probably the best deal in town for custom sized windows.

    Good Luck!

  5. Home depot never a good option in my opinion.. All of the times that I have heard people use Home Depot have been nightmares. They can’t even do simple vinyl properly in many cases.

    1. Something I’ve noticed in reviews is that the low end vinyl windows are not very robust and since Home Depot sells a lot of them, it could lead to numerous complaints. When looking at reviews, it’s essential to review by window model and not just name brand. The reality is that windows have changed from a permanent product meant to last a lifetime to a consumable. It’s a more profitable business practice for the manufacturer but does not favor the consumer.

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