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Old 07-08-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Are the 200 series windows good and reliable? Do they stand up to weather?

I'd rather spend $ on those than the $$$ for the 400 series- but only want to make that decision after I've heard from others who know the windows and have experienced them themselves/

Thanks!!!!!
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Cookeville Tn.
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I am in the building materials sales now, but I built houses for 20 yrs. The 200 is a builders
series window in even sizes. And as good as 400 just not all the bells.
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Pocono Mts.
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The 200 series is fine, more affordable, but not as energy efficient. The 400 series offers more selection of product, as well.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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Default How is the 200 not as energy efficient?

I live on the water- and the window faces south- so it gets alot of sun directly on it. and it gets alot of breeze.

Most importantly, I want it not to leak. The current window leaks air and water when you spray it with a hose. It's a glider and I like the look of the glider alot but wonder if the design contributes to the leakage issue.

Any additional advice is appreciated!!!
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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Can you tell me how it's not as energy efficient? Do gliding windows leak energy? or is the glass cheaper?

I live on the water- and the window faces south- so it gets alot of sun directly on it. and it gets alot of breeze.

Most importantly, I want it not to leak. The current window leaks air and water when you spray it with a hose. It's a glider and I like the look of the glider alot but wonder if the design contributes to the leakage issue.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Having just installed hurricane impact windows (not related to your posting), I have come to learn a bit about various manufacturers. The first thing I would have checked is the actual installation of the window. If there isn't a problem with the actual installation and it's with the window itself - that's another issue entirely.

Every single manufacturer has a weakness. Keep on researching. Also re energy efficiency - compare the thickness of the glass in both products and the type of coating that is used on each. If there is no discernable difference then you'll have your answer.

Good luck.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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The 200 series are the same materials and construction as the 400 series, there are just fewer options. Unless you have to have the Terratone cladding or some other feature that is only found in the 400 series, then the 200 should do just fine for you.

A new windows will not leak, but installation can be a big factor. If the areas around the window is not sealed properly by the installer, then you will have problems.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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What is the difference in price for the 100 series and 400 series?
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