Choosing Window Andersen 100 vs Simonton
About to start building a new house near Memphis TN and wanted to get ya'lls opinion about these 2 different lines. I have priced out marvins and the andersen 400 series but they are not affordable for our budget. Im looking for a well made energy efficient window that has low maintenance and will last a long time. I think i narrowed it down to the simonton reflection series 5500 and the andersen 100 series. For 42 windows they are both coming in at 24,000 and have good color options on the outside. Do ya'll have a preference between these two. The window outer color will be brown which I know may fade with time. The simonton window is vinyl which is known to fade with time, plus im worried about the sturdiness of the vinyl frame. But it has a better warranty(20 year I think). The andersen's composite material ideally should not fade and should be sturdier but as i understand the fibrex product is relatively new and as yet untested and the warranty is only 10 years on those.
Thanks for ya'lls consideration.