Are uPVC windows safe?
Have see nothing but problems with clad windows “on the coast“, especially casements. Anderson, Pella and the like just aren’t made for extreme costal conditions. Anderson’s own tech sheets only rate their windows at 65mph. We see 70-80 every winter and up to 120mph of sideways rain every few years or so. Although this has started to slowly change over the past few years with stainless steel hardware and “coastal packages” as a add on that was never a option before. So between hardware rusting, seals failing, and other issues now your beautifully wood clad trim doesn’t look so beautiful any more. I’ve pulled out way more wood clad windows and replaced them with vinyl the I’ve put in.
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Last edited by kwikfishron; 04-18-2010 at 07:11 PM.