Advice About Vinyl Windows
My wife and I have been spending some time looking into having the windows replaced in our home. We've lived in the home for four years now, and the windows are going on 14 years old. Currently, we have single hung aluminum windows (unsure on the manufacturer), and they are not working out anymore. Other than a couple being all out broken, they don't open very well at all, don't have many screens left, and we have bad condensation on the insides of all of them this year. Looks about like a mini Gulf of Mexico on the window sills most nights now.
I've looked into many of the brands recommended on this forum: Okna, Sunrise, Soft-Lite, and a few others. The only manufacturer we seem to have down here on the Mississippi gulf coast is Simonton. Also, the only Simonton installer located within 50 miles of my house is HD. From what I've read on here, the Simonton VantagePointe 6500 is a good vinyl window. I plan on getting 10 double hung and 1 casement window. Cost may be around $6,700. I'm a bit concerned about using HD as an installer, but don't seem to have much of a choice. All the other local installers around here seem to deal in junk: Atrium, Alside, etc. and I'm not sold on Pella's vinyl windows lines. I've been in construction for a while, but I'm not very savvy on window installation. Anyone have any advice on ways to ensure a good installation from HD? Any advice is much appreciated.