Replacement windows in SE CT
I have been reading through the forum trying to gather information on replacement windows. After 'extensive' research here, I was leaning towards OKNA vinyl windows.
However, when I asked my brother-in-law, whose opinion I value, what he thought of OKNA, he wrote:
They sell vinyl windows and my preference is to pay just a little more and get fiberglass as the construction quality is so much better. If you had a hurricane the fiberglass has so much of a higher wind speed rating. The vinyl OKNA windows have no structure except foam inside the plastic....There is an association called the NFRC which rates the whole window not just the glass and is the best comparison for heat loss. If it were my project I would stick to Andersen, Pella and Harvey.
I am so confused now. I would appreciate your expert experience. Our home is almost 30 years old, has 23 windows and I wish I could say money is no object...but I can't:-(