recommendations for new construction vinyl windows in Maryland
Pending kitchen remodel/addition with additional screened porch. Prefer casement window over the sink for ease of use, double hung for the breakfast room area. Southern exposure near Baltimore, Maryland. Home is 1979 Garrison colonial- tract home, medium quality build with Anderson double paned wood windows with plastic snap on grilles. 2200 sf home, probably about $500k market value (very middle of the road here). Have an absolutely awful 8 foot sliding glass patio door in the family room that is warping and has to be replaced . Need to add french doors outswing between dining room and new screened porch as well.
1. Pella/Anderson wood and Marvin fiberglass windows seem very pricey. Is there a good vinyl alternative that you could recommend that has good french and sliding doors also?
2. The existing 8 foot wide sliding door is VERY heavy and only opens about 2.5 feet. Will a 6 foot wide slider work better in general? Which is better for insulation- sliders or French doors?
3. Which local window companies carry your suggeseted windows and are reputable?