We built in 1994 and purchased Pella. We thought we had purchased the best. We bought their top of the line at the time. Triple paned, low E glass argon filled. After 15 years, we have leaking windows at the corners - these are casement windows. We are starting to see wood rot. We have discussed this problem with the local distributor as well as contacting Pella directly. We did this within 10 years of installation. We were told at that time, there is NO warranty on Pella windows! The local distributor offered to come and look at the installation - all for a minimum of $75 for the first hour! I will NEVER buy or own a Pella window again. I am investigating other replacement windows right now because of the above mentioned problems.
Your post was a pretty old one, but I'm building a new house and someone is trying to convince me to put in Biltbest windows...supposedly as good as Pella but lower price. Have you hear of them or is there a way I can check these windows out? Thanks for your time. Mark
Why not viny or uPVC? I'm looking for facts. Not hear say.
I'v e been told by bank appraisers that upgrading windows is 3% to 5% and they don't add more for types or names. I'm looking to sell in 3 years. I can't convince myself that spending 2 to 3 tmes more for the wood types you recommend will be worth it.
I am looking for replacement windows for my home in SC,
Windows that are energy efficient and the best for less?
Otherwise Great quality for a moderate price!!!!!!!!!
In San Antonio the summer temperture does not get as high as in Phoenix but with the high humidity it sometimes feels like a suana. Thus we also need windows with good thermal insulation and UV protection. We recently attended a home and garden show where several venters displayed their windows--Simmonton, Wincore, Andersen, WindowWorld, among others. All of them have vinyl windows. It seems that this is the preferred material for windows. We would like to replace seven steel casement windows all in one room. We keep hearing that it would save us 30% on our utility costs. The rest of the windows in our older home are wood and in good condition. We are leery about switching to vinyl because we are not sure about their durability in the hot and humid climate of South Texas. The cost estimate for replacing all seven windows range from $4022 from WindowWorld to $6867 from Sears. Both companies have nationwide distribution. Has anyone ever used windows from WidowWorlld?
Krypton Gas Quad Low E probably has a heat mirror sounds like Serious Materials Quantum 2 windows.
I can't find a window that even comes close and I have been searching.
Maybe someone out there knows a better window or even a window that is close and can give me an idea of what I should spend on this investment.