Clad malvin windows with simullated devided light

bussymomAugust 25, 2012

Dear Windows experts/any body with personal experiences,

I don't know where to start as we are working on building our future home. After reading the forum, I can't help my self not to post these questions. Our builder recomend us to use pella or marvin " clad windows with simulated devided light" which is $25K-$40K more than the budget ( according to his estimates for white vinnyl single hung and fixed windows with grill between the glass is around $22K.

This is a beautiful home with hight quality in most things in it. But to me, $25K-$40K is a lot and I want make it sure we won't regret spend extra money which we can use for other part in the house.

I do realise windows is one of the most important part of the house as we plan to stay in it for the rest of our life ( cross my fingers ).

Our home is cape code style in SC area, 5 miles from the beach.

Should I go ahead with our builder recomendations? Total of window is 56 of them in varieties size. Will apreciate any recomandations and input.

Sincerely - bussymom

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Clad wood in a coastal environment is a bit of a risk in my opinion.

I would prefer to see a substrate that is altogether unaffected by moisture and salt in this case.

You can get the look of wood and the SDL in a bunch of other formats and that is what I would lean towards.

Fiberglass would be choice number one for me.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 8:13AM
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I'd be looking at Marvin or Inline fiberglass windows to be more specific. If you want to reduce the cost, consider having the grids between the glass.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 8:49AM
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