Help - Heart set on Marvin - Architect says Plygem Mira
Please help me! I have had my heart set on Marvin Ultimate windows (current quote $$24,000) but know that I may have to settle on Marvin Integrity (Quote ($15,000) for budget issues.
Now our Architect keeps on and on that we can save so much by going with Plygem Mira windows - and that they will give us the same performance as the Marvin's. He also says they are aluminium clad which is better than the fiberglass in the Integrity (at a lower price).
I really need your expert help here .. is he as wrong as I think he is?? Or am I??
Secondly I wanted all casements and awnings - now he is saying that we need to have double hungs in some places to meet the code requirements - of egress. He says Casements don't meet them - can that really be correct??? It would seem to me that if they were big enough that would be OK.
I am amazed that this is where we have conflict - I thought the window decision was an easy one for us :(
Thanks for any help/advice!