New Windows for Home in CA - Milgard, Simonton, Superior
I am in the process of figuring out which windows to get for my home in Southern California. We have about 35 windows and 4 doors we will be changing. 3 large sliding glass doors, and one single hinged in swing door. After doing some browsing of the various manufacturers locally available, and getting some numbers, it looks like the price is about the same if I go with nail on windows with the Milgard Tuscany, Simonton Impression 7500, or Superior Ultima windows. As far as the warranty goes, they are also all about equal. I would be getting them all with the LOW E and Aargon gas.
As far as application goes, the biggest factor is high speed Santa Ana winds and heat. For the doors, ease of operation is key.
Any thoughts from homeowners, installers, or retailers who have had experience with these products? I am not certain if the features are the same, though they did seem so on paper.