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A friend of mine called yesterday to ask me if I knew anything about the windows they were selling at Walmart>:blink:

I had no idea about that, mainly cuz I avoid Walmart almost as much as I avoid Harbor Freight.

I don't think it is Walmart selling them, but somebody rented one of those little storefronts they have at the front of the big Walmarts, and they are peddling windows out of them.

Sign said everything you would expect, EPA Cert, AAMA, BBB, Pro etc

There was a way too attractive lady standing at the front desk greeting people. I walked in and she started the standard spiel about "we are looking for showcase homes in Fort Collins". Sounded just like the Champion and American Exteriors people I've seen at the home shows.

I tried to quiz her about the installation practices but she wanted to defer to a salesperson, who would come out to my house and give me a presentation.

They do offer the following brands: Milgard, Alside, Pella, Andersen. But it seems that their main offering is Thermal? A brand I've never heard of.

Is this a nationwide thing in all Walmarts?


I think its time to step up my advertising.
This aggression will not stand, man!
 

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Thermal industries are now called thermal windows. There is nothing wrong with what they are doing, hope they succeed. That said, its basically a mid range window although park ave is slightly better than mid range.
 

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Thermal industries are now called thermal windows. There is nothing wrong with what they are doing, hope they succeed. That said, its basically a mid range window although park ave is slightly better than mid range.
I agree, nothing wrong at all. Similar logistics to a Homeshow, just without the competition.
On the product, mid range is a pretty generous assessment in my opinion. I always liked the bronze capstock exterior and Dreamwood interior options, but the base unit is very dated. Mediocre performance numbers at best.
 

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I agree, nothing wrong at all. Similar logistics to a Homeshow, just without the competition.
On the product, mid range is a pretty generous assessment in my opinion. I always liked the bronze capstock exterior and Dreamwood interior options, but the base unit is very dated. Mediocre performance numbers at best.
I would say your statement is accurate. The NEWLEY DESIGNED park ave is pretty nice. a 7 on a scale of 1-10 .
 

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You are not a fan of weep holes. Lol. Me either.
Deal breaker for me as well. I saw the window before it was redesigned and almost went with them but the snap in sill killed it so here i am with sunrise.

The new park ave design has some nice features( except the sill)


Security is definitely a priority in the design of the Park Avenue Triple Pane Double Hung Vinyl Replacement Window!

Easi-Touch Lock & Latch System -- Easi-Touch Lock offers the dual functionality of security as well as allowing the window to tilt in for "Easi" cleaning by engaging the lock lever.

Easi-Touch Lock eliminates tilt latches on the locking rail which provides a smoother appearance and better overall aesthetics. Easi-Touch Lock provides additional protection and reduces air infiltration with two locking points.

Park Avenue® Double Hung Replacement Window's Dual Security Night Locks exceed the AAMA forced entry test in the venting position, enabling you to safely ventilate your home with peace of mind.

Fiberglass reinforcement
 
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