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 Post subject: Replacing approximately 36 windows - Need Advice
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:13 am 

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We live in Indianapolis, IN and our house was built in 2000. The original windows used are Rockwell aluminum clad wood windows. Several have rotted and are failing now, others have mold. Please advise what brand, etc. are excellent windows windows for replacement - prefer to stay away from wood windows with cladding. Twelve windows in the basement are at garden level, so moisture is a problem. So many sales people selling the best brand, etc. So skeptical! We plan on staying in the home for 8-1/2 more years + until the home sells to relocate. Thanks for your advice!

PS We were looking at Pella Impervia and have heard various comments. :? :? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing approximately 36 windows - Need Advice
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:36 am 
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In terms of bang for the buck and great efficiency, you really can't beat vinyl.

I would not put cheap vinyl in though. Stay with a good brand of window and it will outlive you requirements by more than 2 fold +.

Most often recommended brands are going to be Gorell, Okna, Soft-Lite, and Sunrise.


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing approximately 36 windows - Need Advice
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:14 am 

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I agree with WoW, and would just add that among fiberglass windows, Pella's Impervia is not highly regarded with thinner walls and an overall flimsy frame, compared to the rest. In fiberglass, I'd look at Inline and Marvin.


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing approximately 36 windows - Need Advice
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:42 pm 
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+3 to Randy and WOW's comments


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