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Old 06-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Building a new home through a home builder. Window brand PlyGem builder model. Framer installed the vinyl windows, worked fine until insulation guys sprayed a foam that expanded to much in which it cause all the single hung window to bow/warp. First time contractor used that foam brand, pink color. Windows are not opening and closing that easy now. Insulation guys scraped all the foam out then took out some nails on the window frame and tried to straighten it back out and renailed it. Then sparyed another foam in. Seems like the bow somewhat straighten out. Some look unleveled. Some windows still feels wierd when opening and closing. And one window they put 3 screws on each inside of the windows to straighten the window frame out.
Contacted Ply Gem windows and they said if the foam cause the window to bow it would void the warranty, which is 1 year, But Builder also has a 1 year warranty on the whole house. Should I be worried?


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Make them replace them now and not later

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Just went to check them out. The framer took out the nails on one side of the windows and let it stretched out then nailed it back in. Now the windows move a lot better but 2 windows still have some resistance when opening and closing.
Then they sprayed some kind of lubricant on the window side jamb so it can slide more freely. One window still have 6 screws in the side jamb still because it was bow pretty bad. Should I ask only to replace the windows that still have resistance to them? and of course the one with the screws.
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This is what it looks like after they took out the nails to re-nail them. Here is some of the pictures. What would you do?
















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Some pictures when they took out some nails.



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Make them replace them now and not later
This ^^
They screwed up. You are not their guinea pig. Unless there is a significant financial incentive to you, make them fix it right at this time.

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