A while back I decided to try to install windows myself. Little tricky at first, but now I'm on window 13 and 14. Almost done with the entire house. Once you get through the first few, install is pretty easy. The interior trim takes longer than the window install in some cases. The windows are not perfect. In fact, one of the first things I do is take a sharp utility knife and trim off all the imperfections on the corners, this helps with install. Overall, I'm happy with them and plan to buy 4 more to finish the house. I read reviews that state the windows don't stay up, this is most likely because the side screws have been inserted too far during install. First time installers, go to youtube to get tips on proper install.
Ok. First off, you get what you pay for. They aren't the super duper expensive units, but they work fine. That being said, these windows are pretty decent for the money. Installation was easy and they look good and open/close without an issue. I purchased one (at first) to replace a 100+ year old single pane wood window. I had to modify the opening a bit for height, but that was MY CHOICE rather than spend a few more $$ and wait 2-4 weeks for a custom size. It works well and functions perfectly fine. It's been a couple weeks ( Early Oct 2019 ) and we've gone from 60's to low 30's and I feel no drafts or air filtration ( with the old window I'd see the blind moving in the wind ). So happy with the 1st install, I actually purchased 2 more to replace other windows too, since they had them in stock at my local HD store.
Only thing I can add is to make sure it's SQUARE and LEVEL. That is the key to a good installation. Luckily, our home is old ( 289 years ) so it's settled and everything is pretty much square to start with.
I bought these for my attached garage. They were very easy to install and the instructions were ...
I bought these for my attached garage. They were very easy to install and the instructions were very clear, but you have to read every word. It took a while, but was not technically difficult and easily accomplished by a first-time DIY installer. Taking out the old windows and prepping the opening of course were the hard steps, but once the opening was ready, the job went quickly with no mistakes. The windows work very smoothly and came out looking quite nice. It's my personal preference that I would not install vinyl windows inside my house because they get a lot of use. But, in the garage these vinyl ones look good and seem very air-tight. The attached photo is of course before I installed the trim, but even at this stage they were fairly air-tight. For the price, I'd say they are quite good value.
I ordered two of the "American Craftsman 23.75 in. x 53.25 in. 70 Series Pro Double Hung White Vi...
I ordered two of the "American Craftsman 23.75 in. x 53.25 in. 70 Series Pro Double Hung White Vinyl Window with Buck Frame and Grilles". They were delivered yesterday, and I installed them yesterday. We have installed six other American Craftsman 70 Series windows in our home, but this is the first time I ordered online and had them delivered to our home. The packaging was impressive, wood & heavy-duty cardboard crates with a ton of padding. The windows were in perfect condition. Installation was simple but easier than most because the windows I was ripping out are 60 years old and falling apart. This installation was a little different than the others I've done, we have a double pane picture window in the middle. It didn't break during installation of the new windows on each side which is awesome. These windows provide great weather and sound insulation and look great which is why I keep buying them.