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Need recommendation on buying windows for my new home.

 
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Need recommendation on buying windows for my new home.
I'm building a new home and need some advise on buying vinyl windows.

Which one's do you recommend ? Pella,Andersen,Simonton,Marvin,Okna?
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Re: Need recommendation on buying windows for my new home.
Buy Linux instead
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02/15/2020 12:23 AM

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vinyl windows suck. Get stainless steel or aluminum.
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Buy Linux instead
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02/15/2020 12:39 AM
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Vinyl is the way to go. Metal frames get condensation.
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02/15/2020 01:01 AM
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Vinyl windows have too many plastic parts that can break easily if manhandled.
The seals between the two panes will leak more easily on cheap windows and they will get foggy because of it.
Do they come with a warranty? Have them professionally installed. If done poorly they will crack the seals.
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Integrity by Marvin is a good choice.
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Re: Need recommendation on buying windows for my new home.
Polaris are also very good with a good reputation and great prices.

I've put them in 3 of my houses and happy I did!
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I went through this bullshit.

DO NOT buy "Low-E glass", though it does keep your house cooler, it will turn your house into a dungeon, no matter how big your windows are.

Also, make damn good and sure the inside dimensions match the outside dimensions or the moronic "expert" will measure ONLY the outside and the shit won't fit.

Been there, done that, and worse? I GAVE THE IDIOT THE RIGHT DIMENSIONS AND HE "CORRECTED ME" AND THEN FORCED ME TO EAT HIS MISTAKE.

Anyway, get the brightest non reflective non tinted glass you possibly can or your life will suck.
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Re: Need recommendation on buying windows for my new home.
Anderson.

2nd would be peachtree.

3rd would be pella.
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02/15/2020 01:36 AM

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Have single paned, louvered windows installed and made by a local craftsman. Get fresh air into your home!

p.s. I really have these in my residence.
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Anderson 400 series is the best there is, But if the house hasnt been built yet you can get the same quality in there 200 series. They are only available in standard sizes tho. I redid my custom home after 35 years and researched then all. It came down to ANDERSON/MARVIN. Patio doors too...........
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Re: Need recommendation on buying windows for my new home.
Anderson.

2nd would be peachtree.

3rd would be pella.
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Anderson makes the world's finest windows, and you can probably still get them in wood. There are downsides to wood however, - they'll jam sometimes but I grew up with Anderson wood windows and they were great.

If Anderson makes vinyl, that would be the one. Anyone recommending aluminum is probably from a zone where only single pane glass is needed and does not realize that aluminum will result in a six inch long horizontal icicle in any state that is sort of central and borders Canada.
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Anderson.

2nd would be peachtree.

3rd would be pella.
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Don't settle for less than Andersen.

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Anderson makes vinyl clad , integral nailing fin.
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Though the OP is about building a new house, this information about restoring old antique windows is good. Building new windows, the old way, might out-last and be better than buying new manufactured factory-sourced windows.

Read here:
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Re: Need recommendation on buying windows for my new home.
I own a window and door wholesale company.

Buy Anderson if you can afford it. Avoid the Low-E glass unless you hate seeing the outdoors. Might as well not have a window at all if your use Low-E...


Pella is OK. Peachtree is a step down.

Avoid Jeld-wen.

It actually makes a big difference if you live up North where it gets below zero on a regular winter day - or if you live down south were you rarely get below 60. My recommendations are based on experience up north.
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Re: Need recommendation on buying windows for my new home.
Yeah anderson is king. For quality, lifespan and energy savings. And more important for service.

If you ever need ANYTHING. they got your back. even if it was your fault. might cost you money. but they'll still do the best they can for you by far.
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I'm so old this thread is the most interesting one to me this morning.

Also, agree on Andersen.
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Anything but Windows 10.
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wtfdid

Window advice on glp??
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Vinyl is the way to go. Metal frames get condensation.
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Before doing that, get hold of some second hand ones and a gas propane torch - the ones with the small gas cylinders and go to it. 30 second entry.

Ali does suffer from condensation, but they're a fuck sight more secure than plastic.
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vinyl windows suck. Get stainless steel or aluminum.
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Metal windows condensate on the inside in cold weather and humid conditions. That leads to rotting window sills. I bought all vinyl for my house and much better electric bill. Never cold or hot to the touch like a metal window.
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Anderson windows are the best
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Re: Need recommendation on buying windows for my new home.
Vinyl is the way to go. Metal frames get condensation.
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Before doing that, get hold of some second hand ones and a gas propane torch - the ones with the small gas cylinders and go to it. 30 second entry.

Ali does suffer from condensation, but they're a fuck sight more secure than plastic.
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How are they more secure? A glass window is less secure than anything else around the window. If someone gonna break in, they will break the glass, not take out the frame.
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vinyl windows suck. Get stainless steel or aluminum.
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Metal windows condensate on the inside in cold weather and humid conditions. That leads to rotting window sills. I bought all vinyl for my house and much better electric bill. Never cold or hot to the touch like a metal window.
 Quoting: VigilantTexan


clappa

I installed aluminum on the rear of my house 25 years ago... never again. Cold, frost, Ice on the inside for crying out loud! Condensation sucks.
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How are they more secure? A glass window is less secure than anything else around the window. If someone gonna break in, they will break the glass, not take out the frame.
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But they will be too tired by the time they get in.



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02/15/2020 08:13 AM

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Marvin Fiberglass. Built a new house in MN. It was 14 below yesterday, no draft or condensation issues whatsoever. I also know the Marvin family, good people.
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I have an extensive background in windows. From restoring historic wooden windows with 500 lights to building the vinyl and aluminum. What it comes down to is the quality of the vinyl. The quality of the balances that lift the window up and down. The quality and thickness of the weather stripping used. The glass, and how the window is installed. Look around maybe you have an unknown manufacturer in your area. They are usually cheaper and they have different grades of vinyl weather strip and glass just like all the big names.
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The pink weather stip is some of the best I know. It is hard to weave into the groves when making. I remember the bundles I think it was pink panther or owens corning.
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Also if you warrantee says 20 years. They window has been designed to last 20 years and a day. If you have wooden windows and they are properly cared for and linseeded and weather stripped nicley and taken care of they can last 100's of years. It depends on what you have for a house and where it is located.





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