Andersen A Series or Soft Lite Imperial LS?

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Andersen A Series or Soft Lite Imperial LS?

#1 Post by Canaligator » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:13 pm

I have narrowed my choices down to these 2 windows. I really like the A series tilt in design over their 400 series windows. I really like the energy eficiency of the Soft Lite's. The prices I received from 2 different contractors are virtually identical, so I can choose either window. I will be installing 10 New Construction windows (about $1000 each), and about 20 Replacement windows at a later date. My question is which window is the best choice for this application? I want the replacements that I will be doing next year to match up well with the New Constructions I am replacing this year.
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Re: Andersen A Series or Soft Lite Imperial LS?

#2 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:17 pm

Based on the full/frame- new construction and the insert option later, SL Imp LS.

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Re: Andersen A Series or Soft Lite Imperial LS?

#3 Post by Windows on Washington » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:14 am

+1

The SL will be better suited for the insert application down the road.

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Re: Andersen A Series or Soft Lite Imperial LS?

#4 Post by Canaligator » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:52 pm

Thanks so much for your input. It looks like I may have to go with the Soft Lites. Just curious about the Andersen A Series though. If I were to combine their New Construction and inserts a later date, the appearance would not be a great match?
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Re: Andersen A Series or Soft Lite Imperial LS?

#5 Post by Windows on Washington » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:07 pm

If you stay the within the same model of window, the insert to full tear out/new construction variance should not be that dramatic if you trim them out similarly.

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Re: Andersen A Series or Soft Lite Imperial LS?

#6 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:33 pm

That difference is in the eye of the beholder.
Yes, you will see a difference in appearance and in operation.

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Re: Andersen A Series or Soft Lite Imperial LS?

#7 Post by Canaligator » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:07 pm

What is SE?

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Re: Andersen A Series or Soft Lite Imperial LS?

#8 Post by TheWindowNerd » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:39 am

I think it was a typo.
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