Windows: Inline vs. Comfortline Fiberframe vs. Alpen
We are building in climate zone 5 – we were considering Andersen 100 series windows. After a lot of reading on GBA wanted to improve the performance of our windows, so we I got quotes from 3 fiberglass window companies with Triple pane windows – U-factors are 0.20 and below – depending on the window types.
Alpen are the most expensive (by a lot). Comfortline is in the middle. Inline has the best prices. They also have a tilt and turn window option.
Does anyone have experience with these window companies?
Also we are trying to compare visible transmittance of different glass options. Is there a good resource for us to see the differences (we have a lot of windows in an area with an attached covered patio (15′ x 27′) and we are worried that Cardinal 272 triple pane or 366 triple pane with be too dark).
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