Which windows are better

urbaneveJuly 21, 2012

I live in Mississippi along the coast (near gulfport) and I want to replace my windows, but I am not sure which type or brand to go with.

I am wondering which is better - aluminum or vinyl. Now before anyone says - search google -- I have and I have come up with so many different answers... I will be replacing all the windows in the house and we will also have the house Spray Foamed using 3 inch closed cell in the attic and 2 inch closed cell in the walls...

So I am curious which would be the better type to use, also which brand would be recommended - I keep hearing conflicting reports about some brands, so any detailed advice would be great. (if you like or dislike a certain brand, please give details)


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Where is the 3" of foam going in the attic? If across the underside of the roof deck to create a sealed attic, you are going to need more than that to be up to code and proper.

Also, spraying directly to the roof deck is not advisable. If you ever need to replace the roof and a piece of plywood, you will loose the foam at the same time. That makes that piece of plywood very expensive.

If you are putting 3" on the attic floor, that is a huge waste of money from the stand point of air sealing.

How are you getting 2" of spray foam on the walls? Are you ripping down all the drywall?

Your project is intriguing to me and I would love to help give you any advice that I can.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 10:37AM
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As far as window advice you would need to give us an idea of what type of windows your looking to use and what your looking for these to do for you?

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 11:13AM
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