Loewen or Marvin?
New construction and was planning on moving forward with Marvin Ultimates aluminum clad - casements, french door, sliding glassdoor. Friend who is trim carpenter suggested looking at Loewen given douglas fir usage and where now have Loewen quote that is $3k less than Marvin quote now received for mixed douglas fir.
Hence wanted to inquire to folks if would select Loewen or Marvin and if any recent Loewen experiences, concerns to be aware of. Previous posts indicate delays with delivery times and service for Loewen. Also seems as if Loewen did not fare so well with housing downturn unlike Marvin which gives some concern as well. There are only a couple Loewen dealers in my area vs several Marvin dealers.
Also saw previous post as to Loewen standard not being vertical douglas fir but rather "flat grain" douglas fir. Is this correct?
Thanks in advance.