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Lincoln Windows Reviews
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Ryan, I'm not sure that I've heard all that much about Lincoln. Is this the company https://www.yelp.com/biz/lincoln-windows-and-patio-doors-merrill --- if so, I wouldn't go with them for any money. These reviews are pretty darn bad.
Lincoln Windows Warranty
Every Lincoln window (24 in all) on our south wall has now failed at least once, some twice. The warranty is for 10 years from date of manufacture, so the warranty on our new construction was less than 9.5 years, because they were made 6 months before the installation . Several of them failed at just under 10 years from our purchase of the house and this is when we found this out.
Lincoln Windows Customer Reviews
I've spent over 10 years working with Lincoln windows. I have installed mostly the thermopanes, which is a metal clad wood window. I've put in thousands of them and only had a few minor issues, probably fewer than any other window I install. They also make good patio and entry doors.
Lincoln Windows Complaints
Our whole neighborhood was built with Lincolns and almost as soon as the warranty expired, people started having to replace them. All of them were thermopaness and I've already done 9 and have more that need replacing. One neighbor has had to replace all of his over the last couple years. They seals break, the fills leak and they get all fogged up. Since the window warranty has expired, we have to pick up the entire cost (it was still hundreds for each window with the warranty).
Different Window Series
Asked my contractor friend about Lincolns. He just finished a job with their Harmony line and thought they were good. Their vinyl series is called Timeline, which is what I'm looking at. There isn't a lot of info on them online. Does anyone know about them?
Lincolns are the bottom shelf of the market. If you're getting ready to sell, then they aren't too bad, but I wouldn't want to live in a house with them. See our vinyl window reviews as proof that vinyl is a safer bet over wood clad.
Lincoln Windows Reviews
Whatever you do, don't buy Lincolns. When we built our house in 1993 we bought Lincoln double hungs with all the features; argon fills, low-e coatings, everything they offered. We started having problems almost right away. We've already replaced about half the sashes. Some were rotting, we had bad interior panes that let a ton of moisture inside the glass. Don't use Lincolns. We're going to be replacing the rest of them later this year.
Lincoln Windows Reviews vs Marvin
We have Lincolns on part of our home and Marvin on another. The Marvins cost a good bit more, but we haven't had any real problems with them. A small crack was replaced immediately with no hassles, and our rep messed up our rebate, but Marvin honored it anyway, which was really cool. The Lincolns, on the other hand, are leaky and drafty. The condensation is unbelievable and they keep insisting that we have a humidity problem, which is funny because our Marvins don't. Marvin Windows Reviews
Latch And Keeper System
I got Lincolns put in about 6 months ago. I thought they'd be great but just a few weeks in I noticed some drafts. My installer says they are put in right, and another contractor came and checked and didn't see any install problems either. The latches don't hit right on any of them, some miss completely and others will simply not latch. When I called the person who put them in, he went into this long speech about how to use a latch and keeper system. How dumb do they think I am, I can't lock a window?
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