Major window manufacturers: Marvin, Andersen, Sierra Pacific
We have just broken ground for the foundation on our new house and are under some pressure to finalize our window schedule and manufacturer. We are building an ICF pretty good home. Would like to have a durable exterior (ie composite or aluminum clad) and wood interior able to take stain (in the main living areas).
Pella has recently pulled out of our area, and I am very reluctant to go with them anyhow. That dealer has switched and is now carrying Kolbe and Sierra Pacific. The sales guy (and now our contractor) is pushing us hard on the H3 windows from SP. I think in the showroom they look fairly good, but I have read awful reviews online in terms of problems, warranty claims, and lack of customer support. Apparently they bought out the line of Hurd windows.
We were also looking at the Architectural A series from Andersen and now Marvin Integrity. I am leaning towards the Integrity windows in part due to my impression with their construction and performance, and in part because they also have a local dealer with a long history of carrying and supporting Marvin windows, good reviews, is a family business, and have in house techs. That being said, I think they will easily be the most expensive of the options we are considering – awaiting quote.
For Andersen, we’d have to order through a local lumber yard.
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