Need help choosing replacement windows
We're looking for double-hung replacement windows and need some help. We've read a lot but are overwhelmed.
All of our neighbors are choosing Alside. Based on comments from this forum, I immediately told DH no way. The installer suggested Plygem due to our budget and color preferences (dual color). He said the Plygem is a true extruded vinyl, not factory painted, so color durability shouldn't be an issue. We almost pulled the trigger but realized Plygems Dark Bronze is really Light Brown. We've spent too much on the exterior painting and hardscapes to go through with something we thought was aesthetically displeasing.
We would really like to find a true Dark Bronze or Dark Brown exterior. Three windows need to be honey oak interior but the rest are white. We could hire someone to paint/stain the interiors but hopefully we can find a product that doesn't require this option.
We are open to vinyl, aluminum clad or fiberglass.
We live in the Kansas City metro area
Windows will all be due east or due west.
No structures or trees shade the home.
Need double hung.
I would like tilt in/out for easy cleaning.
We get hail every year so would like a exterior color process that can withstand these events
We do use a whole-house humidifier during the winter but regulate it fairly well.
Midrange price. We can't afford the Cadillac but will pay more than a Yugo...something like a Ford
Thanks in advance,