We are trying to replace our windows and have had 5 vendors out to our house. Doing this is no fun at all, I must say.
Sears - Absolutely Not, end of discussion. (Getting them out of the house after four hours was all we can take - plus the quote was 25k for vinyl, which started at 36k)
RBA - Composite seemed nicer to us. Liked the look of this window and won't have to paint it.
Castle - Absolutely Not, end of discussion.
Home Depot - Didn't actually even show a window/give a quote.
Private Contractor - Reputable locally, considering if he can come up with decent window.
I have read alot of posts saying only an idiot (apparently this applies to me and my husband :-)) would buy these. Are they that bad?
We are going from casement (which are absolutely horrible) to sliders. (Some of the windows are just too big to be double hung - so sliders are the best option to keep the look of the house.) The house is almost 20 years old...
I think vinyl would look ridiculous in here...we are trying to keep it around 20k or less. RBA is right there. Advice, suggestions?