SilverLine (by Anderson) , Geld-Wen or another?
I am so glad I have found this board!
We want to replace our rotting single-pane doors and windows in the next month or two. I had a window company and an installer come and take a look.
The house was built in 1991 and is located in a sort of "up-scaled" subdivision where some expensive houses are "mixed" with not so expensive ones (like ours). The house looked great and had so many customized things, including French doors, when we bought it but all windows and most doors were builders-grade single-pane. We did not notice that simply because it did not occur to us that single-pane double-hung windows were still used, especially in such higher-end subdivision.
Our electric bills are horrendous and many exteriors are rotting, so we want to replace them before the scorching summer heat.
The window guys told us that vinyl and aluminum windows do not exist for our openings. Plus, we have to maintain the looks to preserve the value.
I saw the thread about best lines but this company (recommended by a friend) only installs SilverLine (by Anderson) and Geld-Wen. The installer said that Geld-Wen is just as good as Anderson if not better.
Is that true?
Also, they want to install pressure-treated wood with aluminum clad exterior. I don't have the final quote but have an idea what they'd cost - and it is hard to swallow. I did not see any wood windows with vinyl exteriors on either brand website (SilverLine or Geld-Wen).
Should I look for a local Marvin dealer or these brands are good?
Any other advice?