Andersen Storm Watch Vs Simonton Equivalent
I am about to break ground on a second floor addition on my house, Included in this remodel is replacement of my existing windows (as well as 15 new construction windows) on my house. I would like to use Andersen 400 series Casement Storm watch, tempered low4E sun smart glass. But my builder wants to use Simonton Hurricane Glass (with equivalent specs) and the main difference I can find is the simontons are vinyl and the anderson are wood with a vinyl exterior ( I think) I like that the Andersens are Solid core wood with the protective exterior as apposed to hollow vinyl. But my builder says that all I'm paying for really is the name. My house is only 20 years old so I feel standard replacement windows will be fine for existing windows. Any input would be very appreciated. I do live on the ocean front so hurricane impact glass is a must.