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Question DetailsAsked on 9/19/2016

how good are the American craftsman windows sold at home depot

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good, good for what ? you get what you pay for. good is never cheap and cheap is never good. they are stock sized off the shelf, check the u-values,not good, check the shg numbers also not good, check the condensation resistance numbers. knowledge is power if you dont understand the ratings learn about it at the U.S. dept of energy web site. If your using these windows to build a tree house, doll house, storage shed I guess they are "good"

Answered 2 years ago by the new window man

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Certainly not one would call a high-end or top-rated brand - as NWM said, you get what you pay for, and generally what you find in doors and windows at box home improvement stores are being sold based on price, not quality.


And getting a quality installer is also VERY important - because the best window installed without proper water barrier and weather barrier can let in as much water and air as a very poor quality or extremely old and weathered window unit. A good installer can make even a moderate quality window perform quite well, while an untrained or lazy installer can make eve the highest-end window's performance no better than that of a bottom-end "builder's grade" window unit.


He talked about ratings - here are a couple of links about ratings systems for windows FYI - of course the more severe your heating or cooling environment, and the more wind you get, the more important the thermal performance and air-tightness of your windows is.


http://energy.gov/energysaver/energy-...


https://www.houselogic.com/remodel/wi...


http://www.nfrc.org/WindowRatings/

Answered 2 years ago by LCD




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