Fiberglass, vinyl - questions
We're getting estimates on windows. I'd like to go with fiberglass, but we did get an estimate on vinyl just to compare costs. The vinyl we looked at are Sunrise windows out of Temperence, MI. (We're in Detroit, MI area.) Sunrise was recommended by someone here. For fiberglass, we're looking at Inline and Marvin Integrity.
The vinyl guy said the new windows are thicker than the old, builder grade, windows. He said the new vinyls are 3 1/4" thick and that all new vinyl windows will be thicker. Are all fiberglass windows thicker too? My problem is if the window is thicker, then my current window treatments do not work. We have 2" wood blinds, matching, in the entire house (23 windows). I love them. They are only 3 years old and I don't want to change them. I'm hoping maybe fiberglass isn't as thick?
The vinyl windows come in exactly the color I want - dark brown outside, white inside, with prairie inserts and brushed nickel hardware. They entire window comes out of the unit for cleaning - it doesn't just fold out, but you can take it out. They have a lifetime warranty. (If they have a lifetime warranty and they fade or warp, can't we have them replaced for free?)
The Inline fiberglass come in the right colors with prairie inserts, but no brushed nickel hardware. I'd have to get white, which I think looks cheap. I called Inline directly (the number Eric recommended), but the guy never returned my call.
Marvin comes out Thursday for an estimate, so I'm not sure what they have.
Thoughts, recommendations between these 3 types, warnings? Thanks!