For those of you who have, for the most part, had problems, this question is
for you. Many people swear by their choice in windows but some swear at
them. Some say you get what you pay for and of those I've heard Anderson or
Pella are the best.
I'm going to be building in the coming years and will most likely specify a
low-e windows. The best judge though is time. If you have had horror
stories with windows and would like to advise to avoid a certain make or
manufacturer I'd love to know what happened and why you would never buy them
again especially if you have had long term experience with various
The siding installer that was recommended to me also did windows, and
they used Alside brand windows. I'd never heard of them before, but
they were quite a treat, and a hell of a lot expensive than the brnads
with so much marketing overhead. No leaks or drafts, quiet smooth
operation, tilt in to clean and all that jazz. Energy bills went
down in a hurry. Can't say as to longevity though. Vinyl windows
evidently degrade with age, like anything, but they degrade
differently. I no longer have that house so I can't say anything
I put an Andersen oak sliding door in an 8' width into that house
too. That door was the friggin cat's ass. Very very very well made.
Cost a pretty penny, but a buddy was the milwork supervisor at a local
home depot and spied it for me when it came back on special order
return and he got my hands on it before the forklift goons had
destroyed it. That was a nice discount for sure buying out of the
special order return bin...
My family's had Andersens put in other homes over the past 25 years or
so, and you can't go wrong with their quality it seems. I don't know
about the renewal line, no experience there.
Many who say "you get what you pay for" are just trying to justify
spending too much.
Pella seems way overpriced, but can't say anything bad about Andersen -
their 50yr old windows in my house are holding up just fine.
| For those of you who have, for the most part, had problems, this
| for you. Many people swear by their choice in windows but some swear
| them. Some say you get what you pay for and of those I've heard
| Pella are the best.
Anderson and Pella the best........................
never heard of it
if HD sells it........it is far from the best
you would be lucky if anything HD sells is 2nd best.
Peach Tree, Marvin and Harvey Majesty are the best after 30 years of
Anderson 400 series is a quality window...........but the 200 series is
| I'm going to be building in the coming years and will most likely
| low-e windows. The best judge though is time. If you have had horror
| stories with windows and would like to advise to avoid a certain make
| manufacturer I'd love to know what happened and why you would never
| again especially if you have had long term experience with various
| manufacturers products.
Pella has a line they make for HD and others like that If you go to a Pella
dealer, they sell the better lines. I bought my sliding door from one right
across from HD and HD did not carry what I was able to get there.
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