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Top 5 Best Brands by ReWindow


Our best sell­ing mod­els to date, thank you, Jeld-Wen! As of 2018, JELD-WEN has ceased all pro­duc­tion and sup­ply of any Carad­co brand­ed win­dows, mak­ing our man­u­fac­tur­ing divi­sion, Fen­ster Com­po­nents, your sole man­u­fac­tur­er of an after-mar­ket replace­ment sash. We are incred­i­bly grate­ful for their cus­tomer referrals.

The orig­i­nal carclad/​heritage I mod­el, which we label as a CC-101, remains our top-sell­ing case­ment mod­el. Pro­duced from rough­ly 1980 – 2000, both the paint­ed wood and met­al clad ver­sions are avail­able as a ful­ly assem­bled replace­ment sash.

The carclad/​heritage II mod­el, which we call a CC-102, was a short run with a bit of over­lap to the her­itage I run­ning rough­ly 1999 – 2005. The CC-102 is extreme­ly sim­i­lar to the CC-101 in siz­ing and appear­ance except for the frame thick­ness which is thin­ner. We are start­ing to see more requests for the lat­est mod­el of Carad­co pro­duced by JELD-WEN: the tra­di­tion­al case­ment. This was pro­duced from 2005 – 2011 until JELD-WEN offi­cial­ly retired the Carad­co brand. Oth­er Carad­co mod­els we have repli­cat­ed are the old­er C‑200 series case­ment and the Vista slider.


We have repli­cat­ed three of the most pop­u­lar case­ment mod­els known to exist. A very pop­u­lar mod­el was the primed Site­line case­ment from the 80s and ear­ly 90s. Sig­na­ture to the Nor­co Site­line was dif­fer­ent­ly sized sides from the top and bot­tom with a plas­tic bead trim around the glass on the outside.

Over­lap­ping the Site­line was the very pop­u­lar cladded Nor­co Teton mod­el. The Teton also had the exte­ri­or side plas­tic bead that direct­ly con­tributed to the fail­ure of the unit. The Fen­ster mod­el, NC-200, has delet­ed the plas­tic bead and replaced it with a flat-faced 2″ wide cladding.

Sim­i­lar to the Teton, but man­u­fac­tured lat­er, is the D‑series, which was pro­duced late into the 2000s before the brand was offi­cial­ly retired. Fen­ster sup­plies a replace­ment for either mod­el with the same mod­el NC-200. The only dif­fer­ence between the two Nor­co mod­els is the orig­i­nal Teton had mitered cor­ner joints while the D‑series had square cor­ner joints.


Fen­ster offers three pop­u­lar Pozzi case­ment mod­els from the 80s, 90s and 2000s. There are sev­er­al ver­sions sold at dif­fer­ent price points that were pro­duced by Pozzi over the years, which makes the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion process very dif­fi­cult, along with some vague­ness of mod­el names. We’ve found the best way to sim­pli­fy this is not be all things Pozzi. We stick to the three mod­els we are con­fi­dent in and iden­ti­fy them based on what we know.


Mal­ta is anoth­er chal­leng­ing brand to iden­ti­fy. Luck­i­ly, they’re eas­i­er to make than they are to identify.

Mal­ta changed own­er­ship sev­er­al times through­out the 90s and ear­ly 2000s until they final­ly closed in 2012. Sev­er­al case­ment ver­sions are known to exist, with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of oth­ers yet to be iden­ti­fied. While it seems with every change of own­er­ship came a redesign, what we have found is that many of the lat­er mod­els were man­u­fac­tured similarly.

Fen­ster makes one mod­el of cladded replace­ment sash that is known to fit two alu­minum clad and two vinyl clad case­ment mod­els from Mal­ta. Of course, you can expect some dif­fer­ences in appear­ance across the four mod­els when they are com­pared to Fenster’s sin­gle replace­ment model.


We the MW com­plex­i­ty much like the Pozzi. There are sev­er­al mod­els, known and unknown, to exist over the four decades of win­dow man­u­fac­tur­ing that Fen­ster cov­ers. And again, there is some con­fu­sion of how and what MW labeled their models.

We know about the exis­tence of the Free­dom clad 400, 600 and 800, but no one can seem to tell us the dif­fer­ence between each mod­el. So again, we stick to what we know.

Our mod­el MW-100 is a paint­ed wood case­ment from the 80s and 90s, often referred to as the MW dual”. It was a paint­ed wood case­ment with a flat vinyl bead on the exte­ri­or around the glass, and it is very easy to iden­ti­fy by appear­ance. We’ve had good suc­cess with these work­ing properly.

Our clad case­ment mod­el MW-200 is an alu­minum-clad mod­el made to replace the very pop­u­lar vinyl clad case­ment also from the 80s and 90s. This mod­el also had an exte­ri­or side glass bead and is easy to iden­ti­fy using the specs and exam­ple pho­tos in our catalog.

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