29 windows, stained wood interior, and money
Our central NC house was built in the late '80's and the windows and sills are failing. I'd say of the 58 panes, 10 or more of the seals have failed, few can be opened, there are no screens, and probably half the sills were clad due to rot when we replaced the masonite with Hardi 6 years ago.
Pella wants over $30k for their Architect series (cottage split for most windows, so Proline is out), but since they would be both manufactured and installed by Pella, one would hope there'd be no finger pointing if something goes wrong.
Googling Pella, Andersen, Marvin, etc., just brings up complaints, class action lawsuits, and bad news, much of it very out of date.
What we want is wood interior stained to match existing trim and a low maintenance exterior, with assurances that things would be put right if there are problems. Hopeless? Suggestions?