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Simonton 5500, 6500 vs. Alside Sheffield

Posted by jubyruby (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 21, 12 at 9:21

We are looking at new replacement windows -- about 30 of them . Our home is in an upscale area and these new windows will be replacing rotting 40 year old wood ones. I am working with two window contractors and Home Depot.
1) Simonton 5500 through a window contractor - 10 year install warranty and 50 years on window
2) Home Depot 6500 - double lifetime warranty on install and windows/screen/breakage
3) Alside Sheffield through window contractor - lifetime on install and windows
The pricing is similar within a thousand dollars. Any insight into which I should choose? Thank you very much!


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RE: Simonton 5500, 6500 vs. Alside Sheffield

Stay away from Alside and HD is about the best advice I can give, period!!! Simonton is a solid window, if the window contractor is reputable and you have verified his work through references go with him but in my honest I would not buy anything resembling millwork from HD or any box store for that matter.


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RE: Simonton 5500, 6500 vs. Alside Sheffield

+1

Have you entertained quotes from a window company? You may find that they have both a better product and at a better price.


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RE: Simonton 5500, 6500 vs. Alside Sheffield

+2. Where are you located? That will affect the availability of some product lines to you.


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RE: Simonton 5500, 6500 vs. Alside Sheffield

I would look into higher end brands such as Okna. -HiMark, Soft lite, Gorell, Home guard innovation .


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RE: Simonton 5500, 6500 vs. Alside Sheffield

I would also add Sunrise to that list.


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