Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmy Too much paint, one bad weld
To get the units to slide into the window guard stock excess paint had to be scraped off each one. This increased installation time. Since they are steel it will have a tendency to then rust. It is probably important that they slide in freely so that as the guard expands with temperature it doesn't stress the window frame. Either way it needs to slide during installation at least. Additionally one of the tab welds on one of the eight pieces is real bad and will need to be repaired or replaced. The lag screws are of good quality and with the non removable type heads.
January 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Renovator Cannot be assembled straight from box
Cannot be assembled straight from the box. Grinder (bracket) and file (receiving tube on guards) needed. Every piece needed to be ground down to the bare metal. We would have sent them back had we not waited for three weeks. We had to install them. Less handy folks shouldn't try.
April 22, 2012