06:29AM | 12/12/02
Member Since: 11/24/02
6 lifetime posts

I'm in the process of selecting a maker of replacement windows. It's a decission between the following - Marvin, Pozzi, Semco, Caradco.

Semco prices are really resonable for what they supply, Marvin is the most exspensive of the group.

Pozzi does'nt sell any windows with Argon gas, but they have LowE glass. Is that a disadvantage?

Does anyone have any experience with these brands. Or more import is there a brand listed able I should avoid?

Thanks for your help. Joe

[This message has been edited by JoeGJr (edited December 12, 2002).]

[This message has been edited by JoeGJr (edited December 12, 2002).]


07:21PM | 12/12/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
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Marvin is twice the quality of Caradco (which I used to sell) but I don't know about the others.


02:33PM | 12/13/02
Member Since: 11/16/02
64 lifetime posts
Greetings JoeGjr,

Why are limiting yourself to those brands?

Go to and look at what they have to offer as well as Certainteeds web site.

Living in New England, I understand what weather you will have to deal with. I would want atleast 7/8" insulated glass and Low-e.

Argon gas will dissapate in about five years so, I would not base my decision on that.

Last I knew Anderson makes a replacement window with wood inside and clad outside.(they do have a good warranty).

Good luck,


02:52PM | 12/13/02
Member Since: 11/16/02
64 lifetime posts
Greetings Again,

Now that I have read your question from the other post, I have to tell you that I have not heard of Pozzi so, I can't comment.

Semco, Caradco, and Crestline, I have always associated with cheap lumber yards.

Marvin is "OK" but, I don't get any warm fuzzy feelings about them.

Windows are not the place to skimp.

Are you doing the work or are you choosing windows for a builder?

Like I stated in my last post, look at some of the other windows out there.

Try to stay local, (it's alot easier to have a factory rep come to your house, if need be, if they are located near you!)

Good luck,


03:08PM | 12/13/02
Member Since: 11/16/02
64 lifetime posts
Greetings (For the last time tonight),

I forgot to tell you that when you go to the harvey site, click on contractor, then product information, and check out the Majesty line if you are looking for wood interior.



01:34AM | 12/16/02
Member Since: 11/24/02
6 lifetime posts

Thank you for your comments, I'l look into the maker and web site you suggested.

I was looking at the makers I mentioned because they make "sash replacement kits" my window frame is in good shape but the windows in the house have old single pane windows with metal jambs which are a little cold in winter.

Thanks for your reply.




06:09AM | 01/06/03
Member Since: 01/02/03
8 lifetime posts
I may be too late in case you already ordered windows, but I agree with Jason regarding the Harvey windows. We had Harvey windows installed 1 1/2 years ago and they are great. You can get with the low E. Harvey is a New England company, which should help you out and they offer good quality at a much lower price than Marvin, Anderson or Pella.
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