Author: Patrick (199.97.118.---)
I read a bit more on Schuco and it appears they do guarantee their work if you go thru their distributors, so it's all dependant on which way you prefer. My wife said under no circumstances would we pay more than the quote we got from Champion. If so, she'd do the windows herself:P Which means, I get dragged into a job that would take months to finish:-)
Compared to the single-paned wood windows we now have that leak everytime it rains, Champion is the way to go. We could order the windows from Schuco and do it ourselves, but it would be a hassle if we measured wrong or needed a replacement if something went wrong. Then the warranty is void also. Lastly, there isn't a local Schuco distributor here in Alabama.
In short, if you are lucky enough to get both, then you have more choices. For us, the choice to go with Champion is the best.
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