After doing a lot of research and getting quotes my wife and I have gotten our choices down to two. I have been reading reviews here and other forums on both window the Excalibur and Preservation. From what I have read it seems that the Excalibur is a mid-grade window a step or two above new house quality and the Preservation is one of the top of the line from Alside. Since I'm no window expert or shall we say clueless I wanted to make sure my presumptions are correct. What you guys think?
I live in SE Indiana near Cincinnati. My house was built in 1984 and has aluminum windows just in case that matters. Thank you guys/gals.
Fergus Window Company
Window: Alside Excalibur http://www.alside.com/index.aspx?page=79
No. Windows: 14 (one in the garage)
Warranty: 50 year life and a glass breakage warranty (labor and parts). Warranty can transfer if we sell the house but the glass coverage can not. We do not plan to move anytime soon.
No pressure sales, they have their own installers with at least 10 years experience each. They have had 3 complaints through the BBB in the past 36 months.
Factory Direct Remodeling
Window: Alside Preservation http://www.preservationcollection.com
No. Windows: 13 (forgot about the garage when he was here)
Warranty: Double life time (labor and parts). Glass breakage is included and all warranty can transfer to new owner if we sell. 50 year.
He did the whole heat lamp test and it worked good. Not to much pressure, he gave us 30 days for this price. They have had no complaints from the BBB in the past 36 months.
From what I have read it seems like a no brainier to me to accept the quote from factory Direct. But when he was here he said they were a double pain and I thought the Preservation windows were triple pain. EDIT
: I spoke with Factory direct and he said this would be double pain.
If that is the case I wonder if he made a mistake on the name of the windows on our quote.
I wanted to get your all's opinion on our choices. What ever one we go with I will post a review after install and another one a year or so after here. Thanks again for any thoughts you have on this.