Jeld-Wen Siteline EX or Kolbe Classic or Kolbe Ultra
We have been looking at double-hung wood clad replacement windows for a remodel project. We started looking at Jeld-Wen Siteline EX, but not being one to accept the first window that came our way, we began doing a bit of window shopping, and a whole lot of window education.
That said, we have narrowed our choices down to Jeld-Wen Siteline EX, Kolbe Ultra, or Kolbe Classic.
I've learned on this forum that Siteline advertises as all extruded aluminum, but it is applied like roll form and is right up against the wood which makes it more like rolled.
We really liked the Kolbe Ultra Series, and noted they are true extruded aluminum.
Kolbe Classic are rolled aluminum and seem to be a somewhat even comparison to Siteline (I think).
We've gotten the pricing between Siteline and Classic where they are essentially the same. Kolbe Ultra would be about $2K more.
Would you choose the Siteline or the Classic? Is it worth spending the extra $$ to go for the Ultra?