Sierra Pacific Windows- any experiences to share?

DinalovesDesignOctober 6, 2011

Hey, everyone! Trying to quickly (lol) make a decision about the windows for Vivian, my 1935 Cape fixer.

My contractor suggests Milgard or JeldWenn but I'm not convinced of the quality. My KD suggested a northern CA company called Sierra Pacific. She says these are the equivalent to Anderson's Eagle brand but less expensive. Being an east coast girl, I've never heard of them.

We're looking to do single hung, multi-pane (grid), picture and casement windows throughout the house. Low E. And, a stacking/bifold door from our LR to the deck.

Because this is a gut job we have a lot of flexibility around what type of windows where. It's a ton of windows so we need to get a great price with good service. Duh-lol!

What's your experience with these? Have you been to the Fremont showroom? Who did you use for mid-range windows?

Many thanks, gals! Dina

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Paging Millworkman......

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 10:35PM
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The little I know of Sierra Pacific is that they are a marginal to lower end product, not good not terrible. I am not at all familiar with Milgard, only what I have read and Jeldwen I would put in the same category as Sierra Pacific. Of those 3 choices I would ask around locally about Milgard because if you get the right series I believe they would be the better choice. I don't know what your budget is but maybe look into LePage if they are available near you.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2011 at 8:16AM
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Actually, Sierra Pacific makes very nice windows, well priced for being completely custom. My husband, an architect, has used their windows in very high-end homes in extremely demanding environments (eg., high Sierras) with no problems. We bought them for our home and I'm so far very happy with both the process (lots of changes until we said, "Go!") and the windows themselves. For the same money as some others offered vinyl clad pine, we have vertical grain fir double-hung windows clad in aluminum, with as well-performing glass as you can get at outside of the zero-net windows (which are incredibly expensive). Several experienced tradesmen who came through our build after the windows were in remarked something like, "Those are some really good windows you have." Their casements are particularly nice (we have a couple of these).

    Bookmark   October 12, 2011 at 9:50AM
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