The Home Depot customers provide high ratings for American Craftsman, JELD-WEN and TAFCO replacement windows. The three brands offer vinyl windows in various styles, dimensions and color finishes. Regardless of type, the vinyl replacement windows are said to be easy to install and maintain.
As of September 2015, the American Craftsman and JELD-WEN windows are highly rated by The Home Depot customers because they look great. In addition to being energy efficient, many Home Depot customers note that the windows keep outside noise and air out of the house. However, some customers that give high ratings to the American Craftsman brand complain about damaged shipments.
For the JELD-WEN brand, customers praise the solid weatherproof casing. One customer installed a vinyl slider window in a basement to successfully prevent leaks. TAFCO slider windows are rated high for impressive quality. One customer claims the slider windows are easy to clean. Another customer notes the window keeps air out and makes the basement warm.
The difference from new windows is that replacement windows fit into an existing frame. Customers replacing metal windows with sliders complained of difficulty cutting the plastic around the outside of the window. However, one customer remarked that once installed, the slider window locked securely.