How good is Weather Shield?
We have several bids to replace our 17 windows--12 casements and 5 DHs--with wood/clad argon filled, and we've boiled our choice down to two. The Pella Architect (U34) bid is about $17,000 and the Weather Shield "CustomShield" model with Zo-e-Shield glazing (U 24) is about $10,500. We know that the Pella is an excellent window, but the price is very steep. We like the lower price and lower Ufactor of the Weather Shield, but we know nothing about this brand except the two very negative posts on this forum and the fact that Consumer's Reports trashed it., Has anyone had a good experience with Weather Shield? Does anyone here recommend it? Comments would be much appreciated.