Coastal Florida windows

VatoflAugust 23, 2012

We are building a home in SW Florida on the bay and are just under a mile as the crow flies to the Gulf. So we are definitely in a high salt environment. From my research, Marvin integrity with its fiberglass seems to be relatively resilient in our environment. Our Integrity quote came in at 110k and seems a bit high, so now I find myself investigating other brands and window technologies i.e. vinyl vs aluminum clad. It's really hard for me to look at new brands as I know that Marvin really is the best in every respect.

So, which windows with wood interiors would you guys recommend for my area?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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windowsonwashington

How many units in the home?

Are they requiring a Dade County approved (Impact) windows?

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 9:48PM
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Vatofl

I haven't really counted the number of windows and sliding doors. The home is on 4 floors though...
Yes, everything must be impact

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 7:42AM
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windowsonwashington

Unless the company quoting your the Integrity was trying to make their year on you, I think you will find that most aluminum clad wood windows are going to be more expensive than the Integrity. They will also have a lesser warranty and proven longevity.

Vinyl will certainly be cheaper and whether or not it "goes" with your home is for you to determine.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 8:11AM
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