We live in TN and are replacing our 16 year old wood windows. We are most likely going to replace with vinyl with low E/argon due to price, but are unsure which brand to go with. It sounds like many of you have said to basically avoid the Lowes, Home Depot, etc. windows. We've gotten estimates from 5 local companies - Pella & Champion included. I had always thought that Pella was a reliable/reputable company, but it sounds like some of you disagree. I don't know if Sunrise is in our area, but I've just put in a request to see if they can provide an estimate. Any feedback on how their pricing will compare with Pella, so I won't be shocked if they're quite a bit more?
What's your opinion on replacing vinyl ourselves (my hubby is quite handy & wants to replace wood with PVC) versus replacement by someone, such as Pella? Are all Pella stores franchises, or are they corporate & will be there to help if needed?
Any feedback on composite windows versus vinyl? They are able to be painted and look like wood windows from what we were advised.
Any feedback/advice is much appreciated. Thanks!