vinyl windows--do they last?
We are looking to replace some casement windows.
We have gotten bids for Pella encompass (which got a good Consumer Reports review), renewal andersen, Harvey vinyl, and a local vinyl window company that has been around for years and has a good reputation.
The renewal andersen salesperson made a good pitch that the fibrex used in their windows is superior to the vinyl.
Does anyone have any info on that?
Also, does anyone have experience with the vinyl pellas or harveys.
Should the vinyl windows last for at least 10 or 15 years? If not, what type of material (and brand) should we consider?
thanks so much! price is a factor, but if we are going to have to replace the replacement vinyl windows in just 5 years or so, it would make more sense to spend more money now and get something that will last!