Best choice from these options

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Best choice from these options

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I’m looking for some feedback from pro’s on what you would consider the best options from this list that my supplier has available:
Atrium
Norandex
MI
Ply Gem
Simonton
ThermaTru
Wincore
Anderson
ViWintech
Pella
ProVia

Another supplier can source soft-lites which is what I have been using but would like to check other options as well. Thanks.

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Stock with the Softlites, preferably Elite or Elements. If it's any sort of distributor, their highest level of access is probably Elite (formally Imperial LS level).

I don't think Thermatru makes windows.

Andersen's are fine if you are considering wood interiors, but judging by your list, I'm thinking not.

Only other consideration from that list would be MI ---ONLY IF--- it is the old Sunrise line. I would not recommend their other products.

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How do you know if the MI is the old sunrise line? Are they a separate model?

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Yes, they call them the Sunrise series, the models are 4500, 4550, and 5500 if I'm not mistaken (higher number is better). the Vanguard(4550) and Restorations(5500) appear to still be used as well, those would be the two best options.

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Thank you very much.

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#6 Post by Windows on Washington »

Can't add much to what HomeSealed said already...but just thought I'd chime in so that you see his remarks are spot on with regards to some degree of consensus amongst pros in the industry.

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