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  1. bruinator

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    Has anybody ever tried putting champion windows in there house for replacement windows or know someone who has? If so, what did you or they think of them? What do you guys recommend

    thoughts

    thx guys
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    I used to be in the window business. Champion windows are very low quality. There are many other manufacturers I would consider. Check the Better Business Bureau to see how many issues they have.
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    I believe that Champion windows are what my parents put in their house.. They have had good results with them.
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    Thx guys for responding. Other posters please feel free to chime in on the subject.
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    I had Champion come out to my home for a buy 4 get one free deal and their prices were so out of line with similiar companies. I ended up buying Harvey windows thru a friend and I worked with him to install and saved a huge amount of money for a much more highly rated window.
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  8. bruinator

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    Ian, Someone from Lowes mentioned to me to check that out so yes it is very helpful. I appreciate it muchly.

    Thx
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    Other's feel free to chime in on the subject plz.

    Ian, any info on consumer reports about champion Windows?

    thx
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    No, Champion wasn't listed.
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    I don't know about your handyman skills but I just discovered this great place in Dover, NH called "Restore". It's a Habitat For Humanity affiliate and it's on 4th St. They have all kinds of stuff from windows of all varying sizes to hollow/solid core doors for $10-15.

    Everything there ranges from 30-80% of normal retail prices. I got a 40 gallon hot water heater there for 20 bucks and just installed it (Mine was leaking, which lead me there in the 1st place).

    Just a shout out for the do-it-yourselfer. They had tools, tubs, kitchen cabinets, paint....you name it. Slider doors, Central AC units, window AC units, microwaves.

    Trust me, it's worth checking out.
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    I'd go with a local guy with good references. One who shows up on time to the estimate, agrees to be the lead installer on site every day and gives you a firm price once you've settled on how many and what kind of windows and especially one who'll give you the name of his insurance company. If one of his guys falls off a ladder or cuts a couple of fingers off mitreing some new trim for one of your windows, you'll pay for it if you don't have his insurance company send you a certificate with your name on it.

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