Return to the Windows Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Pro question, New Windows

Posted by BlakeleyProperties (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 26, 14 at 16:39

I'm doing a gut remodel on an old brick house, and have decided to pitch the 100 year old windows as beyond repair. So I'll set new bucks, and go back in with new build windows.

Last windows I put in were Jeld Wen replacements (they were already there� ). I've previously stuck to Pella, Architect and Proline, and Andersen 400.

I've had minor issues with all of the above, especially Pella proline, but no big deal. I have come across severely delaminated Andersen doors (waterfront exposure).

Property won't get Architect or equivalent windows, its a rental. But windows must have good, visually appropriate, divided lights, no thin vinyl junk or between the panes. I have Martin, Andersen, and Pella available. One lumberyard carries both Martin and Andersen, but I'd prefer not to order from them, as I find them a bit of a pain, and I've found after install support matters.

There appear to be a number of very knowledgable window professionals here, does anyone have any advice?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Pro question, New Windows

In that comparison between Marvin and Andersen, I think the Marvin Integrity is the way to go.

RE: Pro question, New Windows

I agree, give the Marvin Integrity a look.

RE: Pro question, New Windows

Looked at the integrity, though at the useless lumber yard.. Windows guy was useless, no surprise. The material looks good. Frankly, the window seems to seal better than the high end Marvin's, which I've been moderately unhappy with (bad sound and air sealing, to point I have to call local re)

Andersen doesn't make a true vinyl window, do they? Lumberyard claims they do... I need all vinyl for one in a shower, which is going to be an interesting exercise in detailing.

RE: Pro question, New Windows

Andersen makes a vinyl window, you can get them at home depot usually. By far not the best vinyl out there. I'd stay away from lumber yards and big box stores for buying windows though. Try to find someone who specializes in windows and doors.

RE: Pro question, New Windows


Wouldn't touch Andersen vinyl when there are such better options out there.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Windows Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here