windows for salty air
Hi Everyone. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m a first time poster but a long time lurker. This is a great community with some very knowledgeable people.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½m building a house in NY that is about 500 feet from the ocean. After reading all the great reviews about Marvin, I was all set to go with Marvin Integrity; however, my wife did not like the clad colors available in the integrity line. We swapped out all the arch windows and cut down on some of the features, and are now able to get the Ultimates for the about the same amount of money as the Integrity line. After doing some more research, I found out that being that close to the water, the aluminum will corrode much faster. When I looked at the Marvin warranty, sure enough, it states that they will only warranty the cladding for the first 5 years and from year 6 to year 10, they will warranty the cladding for only 50% of the value of the window. I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t think that I want to pay for a premium window that carries a sub-pat warranty. I understand that the fiberglass material in the Integrity line will not corrode so my wife will probably have to accept one of the available colors. But, before we go that route, what would you fine folks suggest? Milgard is not available here and IÃ¯Â¿Â½m not comfortable using Pella proline because of all the problems. Thanks in advance for any help.