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Has anyone had a problem with Caradco Wood Windows rotting? If so, please contact me about a replacement/repair/correction or manufacturer's liability?
 
Posts: 9 | Registered: 16 January 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi,
I have an ongoing problem with Caradco, aluminum clad/wood casement windows and doors.
Our house was built in 1997.No obvious problem until 2004 when 2 of the kitchen windows fogged, then in 2006 the wood rotted thru on the inside of 2 of our patio windows due to lack of seal on the outside.Up to this point we have REPLACED 6 casement windows, and I have 6 replacement windows waiting to be installed.
Three days after the new replacement windows arrived, 2 more windows went! This year, 2010 so far I have had 5 window failures. Since we are over 10 years out we pay 50% + installation costs which at this point are in the thousands.
I have 16 more potential failures to deal with.
Any suggestions for dealing with Jeld-Wen to get replacements FOR FREE?
Thanks. Foggy-window Linda
 
Posts: 1 | Registered: 10 February 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I am trying to organize a Group to pursue the Caradco Wood Wind Rot Claims with Jeld-Wen... If interested, please contact me...
 
Posts: 9 | Registered: 16 January 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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What happens to these windows is, the wood swells from dampness and causes the seal within the glass to split. That creates condensation between the glass, and a dark color often forms on the outside and transfers heat to the outside glass which is different from the inside glass. In my opinion, you don't want a CLAD style of window ever. Either buy all wood, all metal or all vinyl. Clad is a mix and that's why this occurs.

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Posts: 2 | Location: Atlanta, GA | Registered: 21 February 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Why does the wood swell from dampness? Have they not been sealed prior to painting?
 
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Even though wood is the best insulator even treated it is still subject to the outside elements like the sun and humidity


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Posts: 2 | Location: Atlanta, GA | Registered: 21 February 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I never had any issue with Caradco Wood Windows rotting.
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Posts: 2 | Registered: 08 June 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Obviously, as they say: "you are the exception rather than the rule"
 
Posts: 9 | Registered: 16 January 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have 6 sets rotting, replaced 2 already. one is a triple casement. also 2 patio doors.
 
Posts: 2 | Registered: 14 July 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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What has Jeld-Wen done for you?
 
Posts: 9 | Registered: 16 January 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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nothing. been trying for 8 years, watching and looking for lawsuits, in the meantime replacing wnidows as needed
 
Posts: 2 | Registered: 14 July 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I can help! Contact me at mbo72227@hotmail.com ...
 
Posts: 9 | Registered: 16 January 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes... I can help everybody...
 
Posts: 9 | Registered: 16 January 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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