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 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen

Author: windowmann2000 (---.dsl.mdsnwi.ameritech.net)
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Renewal wouldn't be my first choice, in fact I strongly reccomend you don't buy them.
Andersen's a good co but the Renewal is very overpriced and only of slightly better quality. Thermally most windows are quite comparable with low-e and argon and have a u-value in the .29-.33 range. Structurally they very quite a bit, a good barometer is the design Pressure grade, air infiltration test and water test. Another good test to look at is the condensation resistance factor. All salesman have these results, but some are reluctant to give them knowing they don't stack up for the price their quoting you.
I am assuming your talking about replacement window and if so these are brands that I reccomend from the top shelf Schuco, Milgard, Alsides Preservation and Kolbe & Kolbe"s Masterpiece 7500. The next shelf down but all very good windows, Simonton, Certainteed BM (in locations where they don't use Swiggle), Alsides Sheffield and there are many more. It's a pain but you need to shop and not at Lowes or Home Depot.

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