Gorell 5300 Vs. Simonton 6500 (Home Depot)
I have been shopping for windows for a long time. Looked at Milgard, Jeld-wen, Weathermaster, Gorell and Simonton. After months of research and some feet dragging I have narrowed it down to either the Gorell 5300 or Simionton 6500 from home depot. The Simonton 6500 from HD is just like the 5500 from what I have read. Sound control is a major issue so I opted for laminated glass on both bids. 7 windows in total.
Gorell 5300 sliding
Simonton 6500 sliding
Sound and Security glass
Both qualify for about $1000 back in tax credit
I am leaning towards the Gorell because I think it is a tad superior window and also cheaper. After seeing it, Armor glass is no joke, and should yield a good STC number. The Simonton sound and Security glass I have not even seen and would have to purchase without seeing a sample. However Home Depot offers a "Lifetime Warranty" on labor as well as parts. Vs the Gorell which offers 50 year parts and glass breakage warranty, however labor is not covered. The Gorell installer also has only been around 5 or so years, but I met the installer and it seemed he know what he was talking about.
Does anyone have any suggestions? The Home Depot Warranty sounds almost too good to be true. Anyone have suggestions on if Home Depot will stand behind their install?