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"Timely. Professional. Arrived on time, windows and doors were as promised. My air conditioner barely runs, and the sun literally
on a sliding" door. No heat at all inside on glass. Inspector came, Paradise sent two punch out carpenters to follow thru house and immediately correct anything, inspector signed off and loving our safe, comfortable new windows and doors.

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"As stated above we did not purchase the product, however the quotes were prompt and the customer service friendly and polite

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Dear Angie: I recently replaced my single-pane windows with a dual-pane style. However, noise from outside seems louder than before. Why would this be? – Dezell, San Luis Obispo, California

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Hello - I hope my answer will help point you in the right direction.


The reason you're having a hard time getting clear information is because there are hundreds of companies saying their window is the best. There are probably millions of different features you can choose to have for your windows and in price ranges from $169-$1200 (per double-hung window).


I've been in the business for 15 years and have seen many different window products from many different dealers and manufacturers. This all comes down to: "what's important for you and your home?" If you want a strong warranty from a company who has a full-time service department to give you piece of mind and service your windows should needs be, or are you looking at only those companies who offer true wood interior windows that you can paint or stain to match the home decor? Whatever is your hot-button, then that's where you want to start.


I would recommend you first choose how you want your new windows to look. Wood-interior with vinyl clad is only offered by certain companies, while there is a vinyl woodgrain finish to give you similar results without the maintenance. If you're only looking for a white interior and don't want the maintenance, a fiberglass or vinyl window would be the best choice from what is offered in the market today (vinyl will be less expensive - not necessarily cheaper quality). If you are going to change out a window to a french door and a door to a window, then you WILL NEED to find a contractor with some carpentry experience. Some companies will tell you upfront that they do not handle those sorts of remodeling projects due to the complexity and time it would take to get it complete.


Unfortunately, we won't be able to personally help you with your project as we work in the New England Area. However, if you wish to talk further, please feel free to email me at: sven@ritewindow.com and I'll be happy to let you know our prices for what we offer so you can compare and hopefully find a similar company to do the work for you near the Austin area.




Get your roofer back out there.  Course of shingles above the window need to be pulled, self sealing flashing, drip caps, and counter and step flashing are going to be required here. 


This is a flashing issue as the window connects to the mansard roof surface. 


Condensation and a leak are two different and very noticeably different (i.e. volume) things.


Flashing and roofing on Mansards can be tricky but is sounds very much like a roofing issue. 




Much easier to scratch and typically not as good a finished quality as compared to glass.


Benefits are the resistance to breakage as mentioned by LCD.  Any glazing shop should be able to re-create that panel. 


For a broken window (or leaking seal in multi-pane unit), for a standard roughly 2x3 foot window, can run from low of about $75-125 for single pane to more like $200-300 range for triple pane, depending on construction and any special ultraviolet or heat reflective coatings. If a removeable window unit, of course cheaper to remove it and take to replacement glass place then have them come out, measure glass size, order glass unit, then come back to install.


If taking in yourself, commonly they can do single-pane in an hour or two, but count on a week or so typically for sealed double or triple pane unit to come in, so you will have to seal the opening in the interim. That is an advantage of having them come out - they measure and determine type of unit on first visit and can seal with tape and plastic sheeting (if you have not already done that), then come back with new unit and install a week or two down the road - but you are not stuck with an opening in the wall for a long time.


Thermal numbers look okay when looking at the NFRC.


Do you have any other data on them?  Air infiltration, Design Pressure, Visible Transmittance, and Condensation Resistance are all good evaluators.




Air infiltration rate is way high at 0.21.


It may look nice in person but the performance numbers are below average. 

If you are being sued and/or counter suing, then you should hire a lawyer.  While you can do small claims court and sue without a lawyer, the Contractor's insurance will provide him a lawyer to defeat you.  Plus, odds are good the Contractor has more court experience than the average Home Owner, especially if this is his standard opperating procedure.  If you go against a lawyer, you will lose, even if you are right (Saying the right thing at the wrong time is very bad in court rooms.  Get a lawyer who knows the processes).

Once you decide you are suing, there should be no further contact or access to the property with the contractor.  If you have already been told you are suing, you should stop all access to your property (you are allowing them to gather evidence AGAINST you.  Your lawyer may be able to reach an agreement outside of court to allow the contractor to fix the work within a specific time period, but even then make sure you are not in contact with the contractor.  Anything you say, will be turned against you ("The Home Owner said it was okay.")

A building official has no legal obligation in court; his job is safety and minimum construction requirements as allowed per Code.  He has no say over materials and methods, and cannot assess damage. (IRC doesn't have a requirement that the door you mention exceed 35", so he won't care it isn't 36" as an example).  What he CAN do is state if the work is unsafe or causing other conditions which are unsafe.  Let your lawyer decide; but it is not in your best interest to have the Building Offical inspect with the contractor.

To sue you need to show damages.  Get another contractor (get some references or hire an architect to help ensure you get what you need) to inspect the work and give an estimate to repair.  The amount the contractor(s) estimates becomes what you seek in court (plus court fees) from the contractor.  If his work caused problems, you should be suing, not sued.

Also, be aware that no door manufacturer makes an actual 36" door (as an example).  They each have their own frame sizes, so a "36 door" in reality will be 35 7/8" to 35 3/8".  Each door maker has slightly different sizes (go online, you can see Pella, Anderson, Kolbe-Kolbe, etc. have their actual sizes available for PDF downloads).  If you replace a Pella 36" with an Anderson's 36" they won't fit perfectly.  In fact, the different styles within the same manufacturer are sometimes even different.  The purpose of trim is to hide the gap between the wall and door frame, so your door may be perfectly fine in size and method of installation. 

When you have this work corrected (and for any future work) utilize the services of a lisenced Architect.  They will oversee the work, review requests for payments and document existing conditions and conditions found during construction to prevent the situation you are now in.  They will also ensure the proper permits are filed and the inspections called for.  Because they are a third party to the agreement, they can be the 'bad guy' and make the contractor perform, where you just have to pay the invoices they approve.  The contractor deals with the Architect (and vice versa) and you get the project you wanted. The cost of the architect would have been around $3,200 and is minimal compared to what you are dealing with now, the peace of mind is worth it and architects often find cost savings that go directly back to the Home Owner.  When you account for time alone, you will have spent more than this on just preparing and attending the court case.

Because this is headed to court, stop all communication with the contractor and get yourself counsel.  Good luck.

Window Replacement reviews in Rockford


Very responsive pre-sales, great professional, punctual installation, and a great product! The new door LOOKS great and is installed correctly, solidly. I am glad we paid more for quality for this door. I would use them again without thought.
- Eric K.

Has with the first install it went great!

Very professional
Very neat
On time with no issues

Windows and door look great

City permitting was slow but that is not their fault - besides that we have no complaints.

I would use them again.

I highly recommend them.
- Art P.

On November 10 2014 we contracted a remodeling company to replace all vinyl siding, gutters, downspouts and all trim on our home. On day 1 when they removed the trim around our 22 windows that
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had installed in 2004, found rot on the majority of wood trim around windows. I called
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to see if this was covered under lifetime warranty and they said they would send a rep out. I figured a couple days it would take to get someone out there but within two hours the president, Mr.
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showed up and talked to our siding contractors since I had to get back to work. He stated that he could not determine if the windows were defected or the trim was not installed properly. So he ordered 22 brand new upgraded windows which would take 3 weeks to arrive. 3 weeks later a crew of five workers showed up and removed the old windows and installed new ones in just over 2 hours. The entire job was covered under warrant including labor, not a dime out of my pocket. This did not delay the siding contractors at all! It is rare for a company to stand by their warranty completely especially after 10 years! They will have my business for life! Thank you
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- Gene D.

It came out perfect. We would definitely recommend them. We had a couple of companies come in and they were the ones we liked the most. It’s a family based business and the fact that they treated us so well. It was fairly priced. It was in the middle of the row between 2 other companies that had quoted us. We’re looking at getting our roof done as well since they do that too. They even came back to check their work after it was done. The owner came over to look at it to make sure everything was done.
- Katie D.

I would give them a five star rating! I got referrals about them from a maintenance supervisor, and I'm very happy with their work! I live on the third floor, and they were able to put in all new windows. I even paid a bit extra to have them bring a bucket truck out so they could properly caulk the windows, and it was worth it. It took two days, but they were very diligent. I know four or five other unit owners who went with other fly-by-night companies and have had nothing but issues with their new windows.
- Maureen B P.

Very happy with the results. Getting there was a bit trying not because of contractor but because we live in a small ranch style house and we have two young children ages 1 and 3 and an indoor cat so doing a total gut of bathrooms was a lot of logistics and scrambling to have a clean and livable house at the end of each day, especially with it being winter. The project was 9 weeks,
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and his crew are very good, we were very happy with there work and they were very receptive to understanding our vision and making our ideas a reality.
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met with me at tile store to help pick out tile which was extremely helpful and saved a lot of time and anguish. Very happy with results and also that project is over. Definitely worth the monetary and inconvenience cost to now have two gorgeous and fully functional bathrooms.
- BEN L.

Working with
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their lead man on my project was very easy and stress free. This is someone who went that extra mile to do it right. They painted both side fences, Blasted the stucco, blasted and primered all the surfaces, then painted everything. The over all experience was wonderful. I would tell every one to use them. .
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and all who I dealt with to all my friends and family. It was a great company to have work on my home.
- Audrie L.

This work was part of a pre-retirement house refresh on a 35 year old house. Roof, windows, paint, floors. The windows were our second step. The bidding process was quick and fair (
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was my contact). Once we had selected PSW&D as a vendor, they came out quickly to do final fitting measurements for all the selected windows and a patio door. We selected a target date for the work. The weather cooperated (this was February so that is never guaranteed) and the two-man install crew was here when they said they would be. The work was performed quickly and competently.
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dropped by on the install day (with cookies in hand; always a positive with my family!) to follow up. The job went by painlessly and without drama. I was very happy with the service and the look of the windows. I would not hesitate to recommend
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& Door to anyone.
- Sue C.

All Window Installers in Rockford, IL

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3 brothers handyman service

1109 colonial dr
Machesney Park

5 Star Remodeling Inc

PO Box 338
Elk Grove Village


2205 S. Perryville Road. ST #186


Loves Park

All In One Contractor

44 Manchester Rd
South Beloit

All Property Services

5411 East State Street #334

All Star Installations Inc

1007 Rand Rd

Ameri-Craft Exteriors Inc

2118 Plum Grove Road 351
Rolling Meadows


1575 Deerfield Dr

Angel Handy Services Co

2424 Barrington Pl



Arnold's Construction

8916 RT 76

Arrow Construction

6905 Mickey Cir.

Badger Pro Construction

648 Westport Drive




Machesney Park

Better Way Siding & Windows

1501 N Main St
East Peoria

Beyer Builders Inc

2545 Spring Creek Rd

Bob Logan Remodeling, Inc.

5629 Favor Road

Bolhous Carpentry

304 Errett Rd

Boss Roofing and Siding

11331 Hoover Rd
Rock Falls

Buck Buckleys Total Basement Finishing

N71W35648 Mapleton Lake Dr

Budget Right Handyman

1000 N Taylor Ave
Oak Park

Bufalo Contracting Inc

3466 Colony Bay Dr

Building Energy Experts

7300 Great Hill Rd
Crystal Lake

C&H Builders Inc

6506 Logan Ave

Cain Installations Inc

5420 Golden Prairie Cir

CAT Contracting Inc

6305 Stateline Rd
South Beloit

Champion Window Co of Chicago

310 County Line Rd

ck's construction

519 Garver Ave



Countryside Builders

937 Brookside Court

Croixco Construction

509 Estes Ave

Cross Country Construction

2990 N Perryville Rd Unit 2300

Crown Exteriors Inc

PO Box 396



D Dorrance & Son Builders LLC

38W020 Mcdonald Rd

D T Construction

1511 11th Ave

D&T Construction

4570 W Basswood Rd

D-Wing Inc

1585 Beverly Court

D.T. Exteriors

14106 Tallgrass Trail
Poplar Grove

Dave Benjamin Construction

7223 Mccurry Rd

Dave's Contracting & Cleaning Inc

All over Illinios

Davidson Services Inc.

123 Center Cross St

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Do It 4 U Home Improvement

306 N Charles St

Drda Renovation and Remodeling

2031 3rd Ave

Duckie Construction

Poplar Grove

Euro-Tech Inc

313 W Irving Park Rd

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Feldco Windows Siding & Doors

9932 S. Western Ave.

Feldco Windows Siding & Doors

4322 Maray Drive

Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors

1401 W. Glen Ave.

Fountain Construction LLC

982 Candy Ln
Machesney Park

Freedom Builders & Remodelers

1125 Milford Ave

G F Siding Company

247 Rivers Edge Dr
Cherry Valley

GF Company

1218 Everett Ave

Gruner Brothers Inc.

Machesney Park

Gunderson Carpentry

876 Dekalb Ave

Handyman Services

131 Tilton Park Dr.

HCI Marketing LLC

4343 16th Street

Hegbom Remodeling

110 Prince Ct SE
Poplar Grove

Heilman Construction

721 W Lincoln Blvd




4894 Brookview Rd

Home Repairs R' Us Inc

12328 S Loveland St


1871 Jonquil Cir

Ideal Construction Co

1433 20th Ave

Illinois Window Service

P O BOX 23

Integrity Power Wash

1135 Crosby St

J&S Siding and Windows

2601 Pleasantview Ave



Johnson Custom Carpentry, Inc.

12136 Central Park Blvd.
Loves Park

K and K Quality Construction

25619 Jackson Rd.

K&H Exteriors INC

5257 Swanson Rd

Kirt Johnson Construction

3412 Michael Dr



Knopp Construction, Inc.

5032 Bent Tree Ct.


Loves Park

LASK Roofing and Siding Inc

1101 22nd St

Lewis Tucker Construction

9116 Kipling Way
Machesney Park

Lil Ducklins Handyman Service

12570 Dorr Rd


6994 N Dakota Rd

MAS Roofing Siding & Decking

534 W. Dewey St

McCormick Enterprises Inc.

629 14th St

McMillan Siding & Carpentry

12005 N Davis Rd

Mid Northern Construction

412 E Dixon St

Midwest Gutters & Siding

7421 Squaw Prairie Rd

Mike Krause Construction

905 Watts ave

Mindset Enterprises

13236 Ventura blvd
Machesney Park

MPO Builders, Inc.

5739 N. Ottawa

Peak Exteriors

One Court Place

Pella Windows and Doors

2726 New Sutton Road
Hoffman Estates

Power Home Remodeling Group

9450 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Precision Carpentry Services

16971 Straight Way

Preferred Roofing & Exteriors

518 S Route 31

Preferred Roofing & Siding LLC

2112 S Alpine Rd

Prestige Professional Contractors

7111 N. Alpine Rd
Loves Park

Pro-Xteriors, Inc.

7117 Clinton Road
Loves Park

Raindance Remodeling

646 college street

Raintree Seamless Gutters & Siding

2024 Douglas Street

redwood builders

216 e high st

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Rent A Hubby

600 E. Lincoln Hwy Unit 114


1902 Price Street

River City Millwork

200 Quaker Road

Rockford Door Company

1012 23rd st

RU-N-NEED services

333 east state
Loves Park

Sean Adams Custom Carpentry

1350 Kysor Dr


1910 S Stapley Dr

Services by Gary

5445 Pebble Creek Trail
Loves Park

Shattuck - Byers Construction Inc

9785 Lawrenceville Rd
Garden Prairie

Simply The Best Cleaning

900 Glen Forest
Machesney Park

Snyder's General Contractor

4856 E Lawn Dr

Superior Installations Corporation of Illinois

750 Lee Street
Elk Grove Village

We Can Fix That

6153 11th st

Weatherproof Roofing

Corporate Headquarters PO Box 460897



Wisz Choice Construction

209 South Bluff
South Beloit

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