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Window World Sliders

Have Window World sliding windows and water is coming in whenever it rains. Do not know how the water is getting in & wondered if it is the drain holes on these sliders because no problem with double hung ones that do not have drain holes on bottom. Please help! Caulked one on inside because the trim came off from being wet but afraid we may be just trapping water as we don't know how it is getting in. Called installer Window World Raleigh no response. Thank you.

- Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Annie, I can't say with any certainty how water is getting into your sliders, but I can give you my opinion on what I would do if I were in your shoes. I'd find a local window installer in yelp, Angies List, or craigslist and pay him (or her, probably a him) for an hour of his time and have him come out and give you his opinion and hopefully fix the problem.

I would guess that this would be much less hassle than dealing with WW and hopefully shouldn't be that expensive. While he's out, I would ask as many questions as you can, such as how to properly clean the slider tracks, etc. that can get yucky over time and cause issues.

This is a relatively cheap way to hopefully get at the problem and perhaps get some incite into how to clean and maintain your windows that, over time, could save you the cost of what you might have to pay down the road. Can you tell I'm trying to put a good spin on this? ;)

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


Milgard vs Simonton

I live in the desert near Phoenix, and I'm replacing sliders with either the Milgard Tuscany or the Simonton 7300. The cost is similar, and both look good and have good warranties. The Milgard has a smoother glide and the Simontons a narrower frame and larger panes that lets in a little more light. Any input to help us decide?

Tim - Homeowner - from 2011

[Contractor Response]

I think Milgard and Simonton are both good companies that make a solid product. You'd probably be happy either way, so I'd look at the installers and decide which you want to work with.

Wayne - Contractor - from 2011

[2nd Response]

Comparing Milgards and Simontons, I like the Simontons better. The Milgard sliding window seems a little loose in the frame, and I think they look a little dull. The Simontons are a little more expensive, but they just have more personality.

Todd - Homeowner - from 2010


Reliable Customer Service

Jantek is a pretty reliable company, with a decent product and good customer service. To me, their top selling point is that they make vinyl inswing sliders. As far as I know there's only one other company making them, and I really like that window style.

Don - Installer - from 2009


Hayfield 201 White Slider Windows

My friend had Hayfield sliders put on his whole house and he is really pleased. He said he got a great deal, and when we decided to get new windows we called the dealer he had gone through. We've been really happy with them. The warranty is good, and they are much less drafty than our old ones. The patio door has a really smooth glide and the windows are really easy to clean from the inside. One window that was put in was the wrong style, but they ordered a replacement and had it fixed in a couple weeks. Overall it was great service and a good deal.

May - Homeowner - from 2009









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