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Survivor Reliabilt 5600 (Lowe's)
 
Approximate retail price:
$180
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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Type: Vinyl windows
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User Reviews

(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Problems with fogging from first year
9/26/2012
Pros
Cons
Fogging Between The Glass
Best Uses
Comment:
I liked the full vinyl frame and sash, but from the first year, the windows began to fog up on the inside. Almost all of the windows by year eight are foggy and will have to be replaced. No warranty because the company went out of business.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(35 of 36 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
NOT A GOOD VALUE
10/5/2011
Pros
Cons
Drafty
Jams
Lets Rain In
Warps
Best Uses
Comment:
Most glass failed within 6 months and company was unable to provide new glass because they are basically out of business and not responding to any warranty issues. The windows also leaked from day one. The price reflects the value in this window. It may work for a tool shed but DO NOT put these windows in your hoouse. I ended up replacing all of them, this time I brought the CertainTeed windows and have had great results with them. Avoid cheap windows.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(62 of 64 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Lousy and Out of Business
3/19/2011
Pros
Attractive Design
Opens/Shuts Smoothly
Cons
Lets Rain In
Warps
Best Uses
Decoration
Comment:
Had 10 installed by [...]. 4 have been replaced due to moisture developing between the glass. A fifth has warped. The company that makes them has gone out of business but [...] has replaced them with another manufacturers window. At this rate I am sure all the windows will need replacing.My older vinyl windows built by Harvey are still going strong but they were the top of their line. Be leery of their cheap model.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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