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RE: What replacement window is 'BEST'? (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: needwindows on 12.13.2007 at 06:58 pm in Windows Forum

I love Pella and Anderson windows! I replace them all the time. Over the years I have seen a change in windows that are being replaced.. Back in the late 80's early 90's I use to get a lot of the old rope and pulley windows that needed to be replaced. Now its mostly Anderson and Pella. If you don't mind having to replace them in 10 to 20 years go with Pella or Anderson. It will keep me busy in the future. :]
I am not trying to down these companies just stating the facts. I been in the window business for many years and I would never put an Anderson or Pella window in my home.
Please do your research before purchasing any windows.


your on glue. Pella and Andersen both stand by their products and have been making windows for 80+ years. There windows will last longer than any other crud on the market and they stand behind their product. What would you suggest, that they choose some vinyl/PLASTIC window that eats up glass space, expands and contracts which cause seals to blow, fade and chaul etc. Pella and Andersen probably aren't for you because you don't know what value. Maybe the cost of their windows just eats into your bloated profits when you try to rip off your customers. What ever the case, your one of those...
clipped on: 09.30.2008 at 11:35 pm    last updated on: 09.30.2008 at 11:42 pm

Pella Class action lawsuit?

posted by: cindysb on 08.03.2006 at 12:33 pm in Windows Forum

We are considering installing Pella Architectural series in a new addition as well as replacement in a 67 year old home. We have been told that there is a class action lawsuit against Pella regarding problems with wood rotting under the metal clad. Does anyone know anything about this and has anyone had any problems with Pella?


I don't get it. I have been building homes in New Eng. for the past twenty years and in California before that. I have 31 Architect Series windows in my home on the coast and have never been more happy with their performance as well as astetic value. Never once have I had a leak or any other problems attributed to H2o, i.e. rotting.

It is my experience having built over 500 homes in my lifetime that most window problems are due to poor installation. I run into knuckhead homeowners all the time that chose to try and save a few buck by hiring some contractor who is not a true journey man in the trade and then the window does not perform as it should. It does not matter how great your windowe is if it is installed improperly.

I have alsways suggested Pella windows to the people I've built homes for on both coasts whether it was for a 15K SQ Ft home or 2K Sq. ft. home and have installed thousands myself. They are truly a great company to work with and I have to believe that problems that you are all talking about have alot or all to do with the installation process

As far as class action lawsuits, I wouldn't look to hard at that. Lawyers are scum and they will exploit one persons problem with their window and chase others to file an suit as well. I have seen this going on for years with hundreds of reputable companies whose product and or services I use in my daily business. Whether it Pella, Anderson, Marvin, Milgard, Harvey etv. they all have or have had class action suits filed. Just do your homework and make sure the windows are installed by someone you are positive knows what their doing.

clipped on: 04.28.2008 at 08:05 am    last updated on: 04.28.2008 at 08:27 am