Greetings. This subject (replacement windows) has come up many times
on this newsgroup but I don't see many opinions expressed about some
top of the line windows. I am looking for double hung wood
replacement windows with good cladding.
Opinions on my comments?
The nicest ones I have seen have been the Marvin Windows. The
cladding (aluminum) is well applied. Slightly less beefy is Weather
I'd put the Andersens a notch down, and the Pellas a hair below that.
These brands seem to be primarily vinyl clad. The builders seem to
like aluminum clad better. The seams on these windows aren't as
A little wimpier (and cheaper) is the Jeld-Wen Caradco.
I'm about ready to grit my teeth and splurge on the Marvin Windows.
Ouch. I need 20. At least I'm helping the economy.
Other suggestions? Obviously the most important element is the
installer. I have a good one (who prefers to stay out of the
selecting - probably a very wise move).