Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 109
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TJ Messy glass
Windows were easy to install and work nicely. However, there was caulking all over the glass. It was very difficult to remove and I finally gave up on some of it. Went to hardware store for a cleaner but they told me to use a razor blade which scared me on brand new windows. So I guess I have to live with it. Kind of disappointing. Probably would have returned them if we hadn't taken out the old windows already and live 45 minutes from Home Depot. So if you buy these windows you might want to inspect the glass first.
November 3, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DavidDINO Not Andersen or Home Depot quality; Cannot Recommend!
We selected the American Craftsman windows because they were described by The Home Depot salesman as being 'made by Andersen to Andersen standards.'
Even if that was true in letter, it was hugely misleading in spirit.
Although all these windows were installed satisfactorily and functioned much better than the single pane metal frame windows they replaced, we regret this purchase after the springs began to break. Home Depot personnel promptly referred us to the manufacturer, now under the name Silverline, for any help in resolving 'our problem.'
Window warranty proved to be useful only for providing replacement springs and minimal information about dismantling the window to minimize damage in replacing the springs.
In retrospect, Home Depot and Silverline might do better by selling these windows in kit form, since the buyer will need to become assembler in order to maintain them due to poor quality of parts. Where did the 'American Craftsman' go? Were these somehow inferior by being non-union made? Or, did we save twenty cents per window by purchasing foreign materials assembled by Americans?
October 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jrp1 East Install... good window for the money.
I shopped at Home Depot and another major DIY retailer. The other store did not have 30X58 windows for immediate purchase. Home Depot had two different models available, the 50 Series and the 70 Series. I initially purchased two 50 Series windows, after getting them home and unwrapping one of them I noticed there were several areas where the vinyl was warped and uneven. some areas would be hidden by trim but one area would be in plain view. I repackaged it and returned both and then purchased the 70 Series. The quality and workmanship are worth the few extra dollars.
Installation was extremely easy and without a hitch. My granddaughter's room is quitter and warmer now. We will be purchasing these windows for the remaining windows.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tami Perfect windows for our Cottage
These windows were perfect for our cottage since the screens are 1/2 screens which give us a "clear" view to look out at the lake. They were easily installed. They look great and the price was right!!
June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MIKES Great window and easy to install
Well made and easy install makes the windows a great value.They are good looking, and with new wood interior trim and blinds gives the house a new look.
Went on line to see how to replace 65 year old windows in a cinder block ranch house. Saw some youtube examples and made measurements.Went to Home Depot who helped me select the right window. Came home,disassembled the old window, siliconed the remaining frame and slid the new window in place.It fit perfectly with no shimming. It also looked so nice I decided to replace all the interior trim. So back to Home Depot for whitr primed trim. First window took an hour, with trim 3 hours. Everything went so well and looked so good I did all 7 windows. Last one took an hour , with the trim.
November 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jzbcnu Reasonably priced replacement windows
I needed to replace two windows and would replace two more of the same size if and when I located them. My local stores did not have any in stock. HD about 20 miles away showed 3 in stock. I ordered them on-line. They actually physically had 4 in stock, so I purchased all 4. New windows were very easy to install. Old windows can be removed from either inside or outside of home. I have done it both ways (on a one story house) and prefer outside removal. The 60 year old windows would probably have required 8 hours each to maximize their looks and function. To remove old and install replacement windows took about 2 hours each. New windows look much better, are easy to open and clean, and are probably much more efficient due to double glazing. 2 of 4 windows were missing a sill plate plastic strip, 1 had a hole in the screen and 1 had badly damaged/seriously bent sash lift bar (that still functions). Other than those issues, I'm satisfied with the windows and expect them to maintain their design specifications for 5-7 years, which is the lifetime - in my opinion - of these types of vinyl windows.
January 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Red Super Windows!
I purchased a total of 15 American Craftsman 70 windows - some via homedepot.com and some special order through the local store due to special dimensions. They all came in quickly without any damage or issue. The windows are really easy to install - watch a few videos on the internet on installing replacement windows. Don't be afraid to try yourself. Try one, then your confidence will skyrocket and you will do every window in your house.
The windows are excellent and really look nice. Big improvement over the old single pane windows with cracked glazing and oxidized aluminum storm windows. One added bonus is they have really reduced the noise from outside. They are easy to open and clean. I'm sure they will help cut down the drafts during winter and reduce A/C usage during summer.
One very minor note - watch for flashing at the outside corner vinyl welds. Trim if needed so they don't throw off your fit into the old window frame.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rickysms I think this is one of the best products I've used in my kitchen renovation.
The first window of two took 3 hours to install, the second only took an hour and a half. Quick learning curve, especially for a home dating 1888. Could not believe the window fit so perfectly. Hoo-Ra American Craftsman.
February 11, 2014