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chazmonro
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I need windows, and I need advice about it!

#1 Post by chazmonro » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:26 am

We've had quotes from sears, Gilkey, and Champion... we're 45 miles west of Chicago, and so far I really like the Gilkey windows, but this is a huge investment and I want to make a good decision here.

Things I am concerned about... a lifetime warrenty from a company that won't dissapear in 5 years. Also afordability is nice, but mostly we plan to stay here for a long time, so quality is paramount above price at the moment.

any advice would be great. Thanks.
Chuck

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#2 Post by FenEx » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:23 am

We prefer the Simonton Impressions 9800 series to the Gilkey products. The performance numbers are about the same but the Impressions is a more attractive unit with shadow grooved fusion welds (unlike Gilkeys rough welds) and an independant lift rail.

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#3 Post by Window4U (IL) » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:37 pm

Plus, the Simonton doesn't drain rain water through the inside of the sill extrusion. Having mold, dirt and insects permanently stuck inside the window frame would keep me from ever selling a window with that design. My opinion of course.

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