Pro question, New Windows

BlakeleyPropertiesMarch 26, 2014

I'm doing a gut remodel on an old brick house, and have decided to pitch the 100 year old windows as beyond repair. So I'll set new bucks, and go back in with new build windows.

Last windows I put in were Jeld Wen replacements (they were already there� ). I've previously stuck to Pella, Architect and Proline, and Andersen 400.

I've had minor issues with all of the above, especially Pella proline, but no big deal. I have come across severely delaminated Andersen doors (waterfront exposure).

Property won't get Architect or equivalent windows, its a rental. But windows must have good, visually appropriate, divided lights, no thin vinyl junk or between the panes. I have Martin, Andersen, and Pella available. One lumberyard carries both Martin and Andersen, but I'd prefer not to order from them, as I find them a bit of a pain, and I've found after install support matters.

There appear to be a number of very knowledgable window professionals here, does anyone have any advice?

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Windows on Washington Ltd

In that comparison between Marvin and Andersen, I think the Marvin Integrity is the way to go.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 9:41AM
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UltraWindows

I agree, give the Marvin Integrity a look.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 10:17AM
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BlakeleyProperties

Looked at the integrity, though at the useless lumber yard.. Windows guy was useless, no surprise. The material looks good. Frankly, the window seems to seal better than the high end Marvin's, which I've been moderately unhappy with (bad sound and air sealing, to point I have to call local re)

Andersen doesn't make a true vinyl window, do they? Lumberyard claims they do... I need all vinyl for one in a shower, which is going to be an interesting exercise in detailing.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 10:01AM
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Out of the Woods Inc.- Window & Door Specialists

Andersen makes a vinyl window, you can get them at home depot usually. By far not the best vinyl out there. I'd stay away from lumber yards and big box stores for buying windows though. Try to find someone who specializes in windows and doors.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 3:31PM
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Windows on Washington Ltd

+1

Wouldn't touch Andersen vinyl when there are such better options out there.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 7:41PM
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