Best window for hot climate and best installation?
I live outside of Las Vegas. We recently began researching new windows and began getting estimates. I am so confused.
Our local Lowes sells vinyl Pella Windows with Low E glass, but yet both the Pella and Andersen men that came out to do estimates told me vinyl is a bad choice in this climate. Are they right about that? Is a fiberglass window the best way to go?
Pella does a full tear out installation at about $400 a window or a "pocket" retrofit installation for $150. The Pella guy was pushing the full tear out. The Andersen guy said a full tear out is a bad idea that it can cause other problems later on. Which is best?
I'd love to hear some of your thoughts.