Jeld-wen or Bonneville aluminum clad ?
I am trying to decide between two manufacturers for Aluminum Clad wood windows. I need to buy about 17 windows for a new addition. Next year, i hope to buy another 12 to replace the old ones on the main house. We are in CT in a wooded area. We have all 4 seasons here, and real issues with the cost of heating fuel.
The pricing is comparable between the two. Jeld-Wen Tradition Plus from Home Depot is slightly less cost, and has a lead time of about 3 weeks. BUT I've been reading a lot of negative experiences homeowners have had with Jeld-Wen product failures, and poor service from the company. The Bonnevilles have a lead time of approx 6 weeks and are from an independent distributor. I have not seen any negative comments about Bonneville.
My concern is that it's almost November and the addition is already under construction which means the windows will be installed in possible freezing weather.
Any advice to help me make this choice is much appreciated.