Windows for Creole-style home
We are building new construction in an old neighborhood (tore down a dilapidated home) and as a result, want the new house to fit in. I want wood windows (no cladding). We have bids from Windsor (Pinnacle) and Jeld-Wen. I really wanted a bid from Kolbe & Kolbe, but their area rep hasn't responded to calls or emails from my builder for a month, and frankly I'm afraid to work with them now even if they do give us a bid.
I didn't even price Marvin Ultimates because they will be so far out of our budget based on what I've read here and I really don't want fiberglass. I know the Windsors and Jeld-Wens are really not that popular around here, but our neighborhood simply won't support a $50,000 window budget for a 3500 sq. ft. house from a resale perspective. Given those options, what would you pick?