Need help with awning windows
New to this forum, but looking to replace our old leaky aluminum Miami-style windows with energy efficient awning windows. (Nobody makes Miami-style or aluminum awning anymore.)
Have found it difficult to find awning, and on top of that, lots of pressure to get impact (we plan to use aluminum shutters that don't shatter).
One problem is a pair of 18" wide windows in my bedroom that are about 74" tall (5-panel Miami currently). Would like to put a fixed (picture) window on the bottom and awning upper half or so because I don't like the opening nearly on the ground.
Looking for any help or advice or recommendations.
Only one local manufacturing company makes an 18" wide awning (everyone else min is 20") but Atlantic Vinyl Windows has some pretty bad BBB issues.
So I've had a quote from Silverline for about $3K and another quote for about $6K which is an eyebrow-raising difference. (Quotes do not include the narrow windows, where I've decided the option is fixed below and casement upper) And the reviews for Silverline on the net are pretty bad, but older. Has Anderson fixed the brand yet? How can a quote be DOUBLE?
Also quote from Simonton installer for around $9K which includes the narrow window option (2 openings; 4 windows).