I couldn't find any direct comparisons posted anywhere so I thought I'd ask
for some opinions.
I had the HD out to measure and estimate for about 16 replacement windows
35 year old house in suburban Chicago. We originally were interested in the
were surprised at how good the Simonton Renovations 6500 looked. They gave
like 12.5K for the Andersens and around 9.5 or so for the Simonton.
I know that the Andersen's are pretty decent windows, but I'm not as sure
about the Renovations. I've found
some posts over at bobvila.com that said to stay away from Simonton at all
costs, while some other posts
in the newsgroups suggest that they're great windows.
Outside of the main differences between wood and vinyl windows, which one
would you recommend?
5 or 10 years from now, which ones will still be keeping drafts out and the
rooms warm in the winter, cool
in the summer?
Thanks in advance.