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    Any recommendations and/or brands for replacement windows?


  • #2
    Re: Replacement Windows?

    I dont know brands. However, when working for the last hack...err... boss, I found that the more expensive the windows are, the better quality they tended to be.

    ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder


    • #3
      Re: Replacement Windows?

      I just purchased Reliabilt 3500 series double hung windows from Lowes. They are Energy star rated, have an aluminum frame underneath the vinyl and were of good quality for the price. I did 15 windows in a duplex with them, most 30x70 or 34x74 so they are big windows. I looked at a number of other suppliers but all were much more expensive or not of as good qualtiy. I was specifically looking for strength due to the large size of the windows.


      • #4
        Re: Replacement Windows?

        Do it right the first time!

        I replaced some single pane aluminum sliding windows with
        Pella dual pane vinyl windows I've had them in now about 3 years
        Not a single issue..outside noise level significantly lower, yelling inside is not heard outside ha ha

        The difference in heat or cold loss is significantly cut!

        I was tempted to buy a "brand-X" at a local big box store but decided
        this was not the place to be cheap! since this is not something you want to
        change often!

        No Regrets,

        Cactus Man


        • #5
          Re: Replacement Windows?

          Jeldwin produces a nice window. Slightly upscale but all the options, i.e. argon, low E glass etc. are available. I put them in my house, new construction, not replacement, but the windows are the same. Buy from a lumber yard not the big box stores. Just my 2 cents.


          • #6
            Re: Replacement Windows?

            Anderson, Pella, and Marvin--all good brands. all have been in business for a looonngg time. Can't go wrong with any of the three.


            • #7
              Re: Replacement Windows?

              The Reliabilt are made by Pella for Lowes apparently. These were low E Argon filled, aluminum framed vinyl cald double hung half screen. The 34 x 74 were around $220 each. They also cut the noise adn cooling loss noticeably. We will see over time how they hold up, in a rental you can't get much more severe abuse. Time will tell. These replaced Owens Corning Care free windows which were a complete piece of junk. I almost considered the Anderson fiberglass windows but there were some reviews of them delaminating in a few years, and I know vinyl has a good record for holding up to the elements.


              • #8
                Re: Replacement Windows?

                Jeldwin if your in a cold area.