Return to the Windows Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Coastal Florida windows

Posted by Vatofl (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 23, 12 at 20:36

We are building a home in SW Florida on the bay and are just under a mile as the crow flies to the Gulf. So we are definitely in a high salt environment. From my research, Marvin integrity with its fiberglass seems to be relatively resilient in our environment. Our Integrity quote came in at 110k and seems a bit high, so now I find myself investigating other brands and window technologies i.e. vinyl vs aluminum clad. It's really hard for me to look at new brands as I know that Marvin really is the best in every respect.

So, which windows with wood interiors would you guys recommend for my area?

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Coastal Florida windows

How many units in the home?

Are they requiring a Dade County approved (Impact) windows?


 o
RE: Coastal Florida windows

I haven't really counted the number of windows and sliding doors. The home is on 4 floors though...
Yes, everything must be impact


 o
RE: Coastal Florida windows

Unless the company quoting your the Integrity was trying to make their year on you, I think you will find that most aluminum clad wood windows are going to be more expensive than the Integrity. They will also have a lesser warranty and proven longevity.

Vinyl will certainly be cheaper and whether or not it "goes" with your home is for you to determine.


 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.
  • 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