Window help in Seattle
I have a dozen windows to replace and I need some help.
First off, I have 22 year old double pane aluminum Milgard windows in the house. They seem to be reasonably efficient but a few have broken and a couple just sweat constantly throughout the winter.
Given the tax rebates and good prices, I figured now was as good a time as any to replace them.
A couple of questions for the group:
1. Am I nuts?
2. If I replace them, I would like to go with vinyl or fiberglass. The price seems to be about $100 a window different for a higher end vinyl product. Can anyone help me understand if there is a DOWNSIDE to fiberglass vs. vinyl?
3. If I go with fiberglass, does anyone have a recommendation for the best window (especially for rain)? I have looked at the Milgard Ultra and the Marvin Integrity Ultrex so far - they are about the same price but Milgard has more options (like casements).
4. If I go with Vinyl, does anyone have a suggestion? I am looking at the Milgard Tuscany line but would love pros/cons.