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Best type of windows to use? And brand?

b4316207 | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

Hello all have question I am building a new home out side of Philadelphia zone 4a/5a and the home is a more contemporary style was thing of using fiberglass windows , can any one recommend different window brands to me and what type of windows I was looking at casement and picture windows , since the home is more contemporary there will be a lot of windows I do not know if in my area it makes sense to use triple glazed windows , the major brands in the area are Marvin , Anderson, Pella , from what I have found out Marvin is the only one that makes an all fiberglass window which is what i want the others make fiberglass exterior / wood interior what I do not want

Thank you for all your advise

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  1. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #1

    The major manufacturers of fiberglass windows are all Canadian. The brands that people mention regularly are Accurate Dorwin, Duxton, Fibertec, and Inline.

  2. b4316207 | | #2

    Martin thank you for the quick response because of my location does it make sense to use triple glaze window or just stay with a double glazed window

  3. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #3

    Q. "Because of my location, does it make sense to use triple-glazed windows or just stay with double-glazed windows?"

    A. There is no single answer to your question. It depends on your energy performance goals, your budget, and how noisy your location is. For more information on this topic, see All About Glazing Options.

  4. srenia | | #4

    Liking the Anderson 100 series - Fibrex material. Good price, strong and sustainable. Air sealing is always number one so with my builds I put as many picture windows as legally possible. That saves a lot of money upfront and on the energy bills. Not every window you have has to open. Its when windows need the option to open is where air leakage is more likely.

  5. brp_nh | | #5

    Alpen is an option for high performance fiberglass windows.

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