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 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen

Author: Northern exposure (207.170.33.---)
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I live in SE Wisconsin where the temperature swings from -15F in the Winter to 95F in the Summer. My windows are sliders and range from 3 to 4 feet wide by about 4 feet tall. From everything I have heard and read, vinyl windows will not perform well in my situation - they will experience way too much expanding and contracting given the temperature swings and window sizes. It has been interesting listening to the vinyl window salespeople generally admit this fact and then downplay the issue by citing their warranty would cover any failures of the window. If I know it is prone to failure, why would I go with a vinyl window? So I can invoke the warranty and pay someone to come fix it? It was also interesting to hear the vinyl window salespeople go on and on about their glass. The glass is the most inexpensive part of a window and only CONTRIBUTES to the overall efficiency. Many salepeople harp on R-value as well instead of talking about U-value, which is the true measure of energy efficiency. Given the climate here, I went with Renewal by Anderson. I believe it is a superior window for these reasons: it is more appropriate for this climate; it is more attractive than any vinyl window; it carries a better warranty (absolutely no cost); it is from a company that will not go out of business; and it only costs about 10% more than a quality vinyl window.



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