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OKNA window company provides Lifetime Limited Warranty. We all like the word “lifetime”, but what about that nasty one “limited”. Let’s see how Okna Windows and Doors warranty works.
The vinyl frame and vinyl components of the OKNA replacement windows and sliding doors are warranted to be free from defects that might result in blistering, flaking, corroding and fading of the window or a sliding door. You get this coverage from the date Okna windows installed into your house. You are covered as long as you own the house. Plus this warranty is fully transferable to the next home owner as well. Which is very generous allowance. Usually other window companies do not allow transference of the warranty or allow it for the next 20 years only.
Okna Windows company warrants that insulated glass unit is gonna be free from obstruction between the glass, including moisture on the internal glass surfaces caused by seal failure. This warranty is lifetime for the first homeowner and it is transferable for the next one as well. It is very generous gesture by Okna company as well. Most other companies give 10-20 year non transferable warranty on a glass.
Hardware of the replacement window has a lifetime warranty as well. Okna Windows company warrants that all hardware shall remain in good working condition, for as long as you own your house. It is fully transferrable to the next homeowner as well.
All of the above was that “Lifetime” warranty. Now let’s talk about the “Limited”. Under the limited part of the warranty, there are some cases when the warranty is 10 years only. When you order Okna replacement window with a special color, the window is gonna be painted. The Okna Window company gives 10 years warranty on that paint only. The same thing is with hardware with custom paint coating. It is warranted 10 years only.
Now, let’s see what should you be looking for to talk well with the Okna Customer care. The only thing you need to find is a warranty sticker, which is located on the sides of the bottom and top sashes. If after some time these stickers discolored and peeled off, then check the top channel of the window frame. There is one more warranty sticker there.
So all in all Okna Windows and Doors Company provides very solid warranty and surpasses in many cases the warranties of their competitors. If you want to print out Okna window warranty, feel free to do so by downloading the file at the bottom of the post.
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If you are a fan of wood windows and you are looking for to replace them with a pretty window. You may consider Andersen 400 Woodright Series windows. They are a bit of an upgrade to Andersen 400 Series. Usually the price difference between these two fluctuates around $150-$180 on a higher end. So let’s see if it is worth to pay a bit extra for 400 Woodright Series.
Beauty of Andersen 400 Woodwright Series Window
The interior of Andersen 400 Woodwright window is made from wood. The wood finish is available in pine, oak or maple. The pine wood is available in primed white color. If you want any other color, you should hire a painter or do it yourself. You should not forget to paint the windows in the next one or two weeks from installation, to keep the warranty active. Andersen 400 Woodwright Series Windows do not have balance covers. The balance channel is open and some dust and spider web can accumulate there.
The thickness of the frame and the sash combined is about 2 1/2 inches. It means that the glass area is not gonna get smaller.
The Exterior of Andersen 400 Series Woodwright window is made from Fibrex material. This is a composite material of wood and vinyl. It makes the window more durable and maintenance free. Andersen 400 Woodright window has a sloped sill and does not have weep holes. The window is available in 7 exterior colors.
Performance of Andersen 400 Woodwright Series Windows
Andersen 400 Series Woodwright windows are Energy Star qualified. The U-Factor is 0.27, SHGC is 0.32. The glass of the window has Low-E coating and Argon Gas. This is a double hung window. Both sashes can be tilted in for easy cleaning.
The Air Infiltration rating is below 0.30, which is an industry standard, nothing to boast about. Andersen company uses rubber weather stripping and it is very unsubstantial. On these Andersen 400 Woodwright Series windows the air tightness is higher than on Andersen 400 series. There is double weather stripping on the top of the bottom sash, as well as at the bottom. The bottom of the lower sash locks tightly into the bottom part of the frame as you can see on the pictures. So overall the window is gonna be more energy efficient, than Andersen 400 Series.
Andersen 400 Woodwright series has block and tackle balance system. It does not need any adjustment or lubrication.
Quality of Andersen 400 Woodwright Series Windows
Andersen 400 Woodwright Series windows are made from high quality pine wood material. The exterior is made from Fibrex, combination of vinyl and wood fiber. So the outside of the windows is durable composite system. Does not require painting or any other maintenance. Andersen company provides 10 year limited and 20 years transferrable glass warranty. The interior wood cladding is covered by warranty 5 years only.
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So all in all, Andersen 400 Series Woodwright windows are sharp looking and stylish. You should definitely go with them if beauty is your goal number one. If you are looking for energy efficiency, you should look elsewhere.
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The most popular choice among Andersen window products is Andersen 400 Series. It is a worthy choice, the window has great exterior and interior look. Once these windows installed into your house, everybody is gonna see the difference and compliment you on the look of your new windows.
The Beauty of Andersen 400 Series
The interior of the Andersen 400 window is made from the pine wood and available in 3 colors. The wood frame has clean cuts and smooth lines. The pine wood is available in 3 colors. If you would like to paint the interior of the windows into your favorite color, then you should find a painter. You should remember as well to paint your windows in the first weeks of installation, so your warranty is not gonna be voided. Andersen 400 series come with balance covers. It means that no dirt or spider web is gonna accumulate in those channels.
The thickness of the frame and the sash combined is 2 1/5 inches. It means that your glass area is not gonna become smaller.
The exterior of the Andersen 400 series window is vinyl. This construction of the window, makes it more durable. The window is not gonna rot, does not have to be painted or maintained in any other way. Andersen 400 series windows have a sloped sill and do not have a weep holes. The window is available in 7 colors.
Performance of Andersen 400 Series Window
Andersen 400 Series are Energy Star qualified windows. The U-Factor is 0.27, SHGC is 0.32. The glass of the window come with Low-E and Argon Gas. This is a double hung window. It means that both sashes are moving and can be tilted into the house for the easy cleaning.
The air infiltration rating is below 0.30, which is slightly below the industry average of 0.33, but not impressive. Andersen company is using rubber weather stripping. On the top and bottom sashes of the window, the weather stripping is very limited. It means that Andersen 400 Series window is not gonna be very energy efficient. Some people complain, that they can feel cold air coming into the house.
Andersen 400 window has block and tackle balance system. This system does not have to be adjusted or lubricated.
Quality of Andersen 400 Series Window
Andersen 400 Series windows are made from pine wood. The exterior of the window is covered with vinyl to protect it from rain and snow. The window is very durable and well built. Andersen company gives 10 year limited warranty and 20 years transferrable warranty on glass. The wood components of the window are covered for 5 years only.
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When you like the smell of the wood you may want to go with Andersen 200 Series windows. With these windows you can get slick exterior design and natural wood interior. Andersen 200 is a cheaper option than Andersen 400 series. Once you put them into your house, they will make it more valuable and attractive. Andersen 200 windows do not come in custom sizes. All the sizes are standard. Most of the time you can use it in new construction house. Just make sure to find out the available sizes from Andersen window company.
The Beauty of Andersen 200 Series
The interior of the Andersen 200 window has beautiful design and clean look. The pine wood comes primed in white color. That’s the only interior color available for this window. If you want more colors you are gonna have to switch to Andersen 400 series or just hire a painter and paint your new windows into any color you want. You should remember as well, that you are gonna have to refresh that paint each 7-10 years. The Andersen 200 windows come with balance covers, but no night latches.
The thickness of the frame and sash combined is 2’’. It makes your windows look bigger, without any loss of glass areas.
The exterior of the Andersen 200 series window is vinyl. This way you can enjoy the wood inside of your house and do not worry about painting the exterior of your windows each 5 years or so. Once installed, the window looks nice and easily becomes part of the house. The Andersen 200 is available in 2 exterior colors only.
Performance of Andersen 200 Series
Andersen 200 series windows are not Energy Star Qualified for New Jersey if it is a basic package. You should upgrade the window with better glass options to get Energy Star qualification. The U-Factor is 0.30, SHGC is 0.31. The window comes with Low-E glass and argon Gas. This is a double hung window, so both sashes are moving and can be tilted inside the house for easy cleaning.
Air infiltration of the window is below 0.30, which is an industry average, but nothing to brag about. We can say that several streams of air are gonna escape the house or get into the house without your permission.
Andersen 200 series window has block and tackle balance system. It does not need any lubrication or adjustment. This system is very durable and performs around 28,000 cycles before any failure.
Quality of The Andersen 200 Series Window
Andersen 200 series window is made from pine wood. On the exterior the wood is covered with vinyl for extra durability. Interior of the window is primed pine. So the window is well built and durable. Andersen company gives 10 year warranty on vinyl exterior and 5 years on wood components. The glass of the Andersen 200 window gets 20 years transferable warranty. When the window is installed into your house, you have the responsibility of painting the interior of the window, right after the installation. If you don't do it, the warranty on wood components might be voided.
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