What "posts" were you reading that put Andersen and Pella at the top of the "Best" list ????? Best known perhaps as they jointly spend more on advertising than the rest of the industry combined. As for performance and quality they would make a completely different list.
FenEX, the post I'm referring to can be found here: http://www.vinyl-replacement-windows.co ... .php?t=121
The poster referred to tiers and put Andersen and Pella at the top, which I imagine means, in the mind of poster, the best (here's the title/subject: What would the different tiers of window Manufacturer's be?)
FenEx, I've seen you posts and trust your opinion given my description of climate and location, what are some of the basic and advance features you feel I should consider? What are features, advertised by manufactures, that are simply fluff and contribute nothing to quality, efficiency, long-term cost (maintenance, etc.).
I look forward to reading your post and the posts of other who can help.