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Read Caradco windows reviews on this company that is now owned by Jeld Wen windows. Caradco was purchased by Jeld Wen in 2002, although consumers do continue to have questions regarding these windows and the warranty terms and specifics.

Read Jeld Wen window reviews for more information on the quality, construction and craftsmanship of this window manufacturer.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: October 17, 2023

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Caradco Sash Rebuild Kit

Hello, I'm looking for a sash rebuilt kit for a casement Caradco, model 916/Heritage 1. It's a right side interior crank handle. All wood unstain interior and primer outside. I need just right side , left side and bottom...and hardware. I need weather stripping too. Complete kit # QSR-cc101. Can you help me to get this kit? Here is my outside measurements edge to edge. 22 1/2" wide. and 62 1/4" height.. any help would be greatly appreciated.

John - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

John, my advice is to first search, which is the best site I have found for buying window parts. They might have a sash kit that will work. If not, I might search for a window repair person using a service like Yelp or Angi's list. Often, you can explain your issue over the phone, provide them with the series of window, and provide the measurements. Hopefully, they can tell you over the phone whether they know of where you can go to get a sash kit.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Replacing Caradco Casement Windows

I have a 46 year old home with the original Caradco casement windows. The windows are in bad shape and need to be replaced to prep for sale of the home. In looking at the windows from the interior it appears to me that the entire window and frame will need to be removed and new windows installed not just a replacement window. Obviously I do not want to spend a fortune to prep for sale. Any recommendations or thoughts appreciated.

I'm in Richmond Virginia.

Steve - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Steve, I would get a bunch of bids on basically mid range vinyl windows and see which one seemed like the best overall value. The timeline is a tricky deal, but with home prices the way they are, you might recoup your investment...

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Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Caradco Windows

I need a replacement of 26 1/2 X 31 1/2 Double hung clad window. The window is a Caradco. Caradco was purchased by Jeld-Win. Does Jeld-Win have an exact Caradco replacement?

Peter - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Peter, Jeld Wen should have something close to the Cardco window, but it's not going to be an exact match. I would find out who sells Jeld Wen in your area and call them up with your question. Often times, a Home Depot sells Jeld Wen windows. I'd start here. You can snap a few pictures of the window with your phone and then take it down there and ask them to match it for you.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Caradco Windows Replacements

To whom it may concern, In 2000, "The Cerro Grande Fire" started by the government became out of control and burned through the town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. This fire consumed more than 48000 acres and destroyed some 400 homes including ours. We were displaced for three years plus before we moved into our new house.

The builder installed Caradco casement windows. These were supposed to have a lifetime warranty. Long story short, our windows have started to fail. Several are showing condensation between the glass.

I would appreciate your assistance in getting new windows as soon as possible, before the cold weather sets in.

Robert - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Robert, unfortunately Caradco is no longer in business. You could contact a local window repair person via yelp or Craigslist and see what they would charge to replace the glass on the windows that have started to fail. This would be my starting point if I were you. I would get one two estimates on the cost from these guys before moving forward with the project.

I wish I could be more help.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Caradco Windows Reviews Richmond Virginia

25 years ago, we paid $4000 15 Caradco double hungs, one of them being a bay window. I realized that Cardco is no longer in business and was purchesed by Jeld Wen Windows.

We are replacing our windows and may go with Jeld Wen since 25 years seems pretty good. We are assuming we will have to pay around $8000.Bay Window Costs

Becca - Homeowner - from 2019

Caradco Window Problems

Hi: we have at least 16 Caradco windows that have rotting sashes, some also have fogged up glass. We also have 2 transoms that have fogged up glass.

Needless to say we want to have them fixed as soon as possible. Looking for any advice you can provide.

The windows are white, aluminum clad.


Bilha - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Bilha, Caradco windows no longer exists, so you will be hard pressed to get them replaced under any sort of warranty. You may be able to purchase replacement parts through Jeld Wen. I would suggest calling up your local Dixieline and asking them if they carry Jeld Wen. If so, ask them if Jeld Wen provides any relief for Caradco window. The odds that you get any relief using this approach, however, seems slim at best.

I think you have two options; call up a local window repairman and see if they come out and give free estimates. This will give you a professional opinion onsite and he may possibly have a fix that is acceptable price-wise for you. You may want to call a few window repairmen since they usually don't charge anything for coming out and the more opinions you get, the better handle you will have on the situation.

If they all say you are going to need to replace the windows, then I would suggest getting a number of bids and going with a company on our recommended list to try and avoid going with a window that rots out and needs to be replaced like the Caradco. Send me your bids when and if you do go this route and I'm happy to throw in my two cents.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Replacing Caradco Casement Windows

Tim, I need your advice on replacing 15 year old Caradco aluminum clad casement windows. I currently have about 15 that have rotting sills and Caradco (Jeld-Wen) will help only to the extent of selling me replacements for a slightly discounted price. With such a bad Caradco taste in my mouth, it is time to look at other brands. My original builder will be doing the install and we are currently looking at Atrium, Hurd, Sunrise, and PlyGem. Whatever brand is selected, the replacements will be vinyl or composite. We have met with the Sunrise dealer and were impressed with their quality and warranty but their pricing was pretty high.

The PlyGem Premium (with energy package) appears to be one to consider seriously but the warranty leaves something to be desired when compared to Sunrise Windows. Do you have any strong recommendations regarding the four that are being considered? Do you have strong recommendations of other vinyl/composite windows to consider? I live in North Carolina so am not usually exposed to the temperature extremes seen in some other regions. BTW, love your web-site; it has helped me to become more knowledgeable about windows than I had ever expected. Thanks

Ben - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Ben, sorry to here about your current window woes, you are not alone with your issues with Caradco windows. So, going forward, here is what I would say.

Atrium is not bad in terms of vinyl window, but they really are in the same tier as Jeld Wen. One of the higher quality Atrium windows, along with really solid installation, would probably work out just fine and keep your costs down. Again, installation is key here.

Hurd is known mainly for the wood windows, so if you are looking at vinyl or composite models, I think you could throw them out.

The Ply Gem Premium window is a good vinyl window, although I don't love Ply Gem for replacement windows only because they are a company that works more with big builders and contractors and sells lots of new construction. What I would say is this, if you have someone you are working with (and really feel comfortable with) and they have installed lots of Ply Gem and they really like how the company repsonds to any issues etc. then I would say this is a pretty decent option.

If it were me, this is what I would do - get bids from all 4 and then go back to the Sunrise dealer and see what kind of a deal you can work using the price bids you have. ("I really like your window and the company, but it's just out of my price range as it can we get that price down to somewhere closer to --") You didn't mention what Sunrise window model you are looking at. The standard Sunrise model with a nice low-e glass should be close to the Ply Gem premium cost. Ask him if there are options that you can go with that would drop the per window price (hardware is one spot where they may quote you the metal hardware cost but if you went with a quality plastic you would be fine and wouldn't even notice.)

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015

Caradco Windows Warranty

The Caradco window warranty covered their doors, windows and components from defects for a period of 10 years from the time they were manufactured. This time period has expired for all of their products. The insulated glass was warrantied for 20 years from the time they were manufactured. However, none of these windows are being made and it is highly unlikely that the new owner, Jeld Wen, will cover any of the replacement or repair costs.

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