I'm planning to replace 10 windows in my 1946 home MN home. I believe all of these windows are original to the house, as they are single pane, aluminum exterior and wood interior.
I'm looking to find a durable exterior construction of vinyl, aluminum or fiberglass. I'm trying to decide between a wood interior painted white, or a vinyl or fiberglass interior.
I have priced Marvin Ultimate Clad inserts, Marvin Integrity Fiberglass, Renewal by Anderson inerts, Simonton, and am considering Sunrise.
Not too certain about the vinyl interior, as it just doesn't look as good as the wood or fiberglass, in my opinion.
However...I also want something that holds up just as long as the windows original to this house, which is one reason I would look at vinyl. Should I consider another window choice - the Anderson 400 as it has a Vinyl exterior vs. the aluminum on the Marvin clad window?
Will a vinyl window always beat an aluminium clad or fiberglass window in the long run?
Is there any evidence to show the Renewal product can hold up for 20+ years?