Replacement Windows in Metro Detroit Area

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MichiganGuy
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Replacement Windows in Metro Detroit Area

#1 Post by MichiganGuy »

What choices do I have in Metro Detroit?

I've got Taylor Made coming out and I believe that is Sunrise windows.
I had home Depot out and they sell RBA and Simonton
I had Marvin Window rep out. Fiberglass windows are expensive.

I've got a 1200 SqFt ranch with 8 windows one door wall and a bay window.
Marvin $18k
RBA Fibrex $16k
Simonton 6500, $12.5K

Any advice will be appreciated.

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#2 Post by MichiganGuy »

Found a Soft Lite Dealer in CenterLine Mi.

I'm thinking Soft Lite and Sunrise will be my 2 best options.

Any advice on triple pane for South East Michigan?

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#3 Post by HomeSealed »

The fibrex sold at HD is not RBA. Same material, but not the same window. Either way, box stores installer pay is on the low end of the spectrum so its really a crapshoot at best. Revolving door.

Marvin's are nice although not the best performers. Whether or not they are a good option for you depends on whether you prioritize appearance (Marvin/wood) or performance (higher end vinyl)... If by chance you were looking at the all fg Essentials, that one doesn't check either box.

Based on the fact that you are asking about triple pane it sounds like energy efficiency is a primary factor for you, so I'd say yes, triple pane is advisable in your area, and the upper end models from Softlite and Sunrise would be good choices.

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#4 Post by MichiganGuy »

I'm not comfortable with the Anderson Windows from Home Depot. So that's off the table for now.

Just had a salesman out and he's quoting Northstar windows. Anyone have an opinion on this brand?

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#5 Post by TheWindowNerd »

I would suggest SL or Sunrise.
I would stay away from NorthStar primarily for the bad design of a pocket sill.

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#6 Post by toddinmn »

Soft-Lite for double hungs and either for casements.

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