Alpen windows, positive experience
My spouse and I are building a home in zone 6b in Colorado. We are new to home building, and learning everything we can about building an energy efficient pretty good house. Heck, we didn’t even know that term existed a year ago. We have received lots of great info here and thought it was time to give a little back.
When we started the process of figuring out matierisls, we consulted with an engineering firm and with friends that had build a LEED home in the area. Both encouraged us to looks at Alpen windows. Interestingly because they are sold directly to the owner and not via a local retail shop it was hard to get local encouragement to use Alpen.
However, because they had the U values we were looking for and positive reviews at GBA we persisted. Pricing was competitive for the quality and even more so for stated U values. We purchased their most economical grade, which exceeded what many other window manufactures were promoting.
Dave Maier, the Alpen staffer we worked with, was patient beyond belief with answering questions. We actually visited the factory to “touch” the window samples. Delivery was as it was supposed to be.
And the windows so far are perfect, they are actually beautiful, visual transmission with sweet clarity. Since the house is not complete and it is summer, we can’t yet speak to the efficiency. But so far, we are more than pleased.