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starkitty92677

09:16AM | 11/16/06
Member Since: 11/14/06
2 lifetime posts
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Okay, after 5 estimates I am torn between the Renewal by Andersen (a whopping $25,000)

and Superior Millwork Heritage Series at $21,000. I want wood interior sliders that are stained to match the interior of my house.

Anyone had any expereince with Superior? I know Andersen is one of the top leaders, but $25,0000?????? for wood windows . . .

Any help is appreciated.

TruBlue

08:53PM | 11/17/06
Member Since: 04/28/06
42 lifetime posts
Your information is wrong. Renewal is NOT a wood window. That may make your choice more clear, depending on what you want.

starkitty92677

11:37AM | 12/11/06
Member Since: 11/14/06
2 lifetime posts
Just realized that it is a material called Fibrex!!

So, guess I'm going with Superior. I'm amazed no one else has a wood window that you don't have to stain yourself!! What a joke!!

TruBlue

01:16PM | 12/11/06
Member Since: 04/28/06
42 lifetime posts
There are LOTS of wood windows that you don't have to stain yourself. Were you planning on having them installed? If so then just about any contractor could provide not only the installation but also the staining/finishing. If you're wanting to install them yourself, then the brands available are fewer but there are still some out there that will prefinish them for you.

mattburr

04:01AM | 02/19/07
Member Since: 03/20/06
33 lifetime posts
WHEN YOU GET A WINDOW FROM THE FACTORY PREFINISHED WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT THERE WON'T HAVE TO BE SOME TOUCH-UPS DONE IN THE FIELD ANYWAY BY THE TIME YOU GET THE drywall PEOPLE DONE, PAINTERS. I DON'T CARE HOW GOOD THE CREW IS ON THE JOB THE WINODW IS GOING TO GET SOME FINISH DAMAGE TO THEM AND THEN HOW DO YOU GET AN EXACT MATCH TO THE FACTORY FINISH ON THE JOB. HARD TO DO. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND EVEN THOUGH THEY SAY PREFINISHED SO IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE DONE ON THE JOB, THERE WILL BE TOUCH-UPS THAT MAY TAKE TIME TO MAKE SURE THEY MATCH

THANKS,

MATTHEW BURR

BUYER - WINDOWS AND DOORS

VILLAGE HOME CENTER / dba COOPER BUILDING MATERIALS

4650 HIGHWAY 7 NORTH

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR 71909

EMAIL: MBURR@CBMCCI.COM

angusyoung

03:44AM | 02/23/07
Member Since: 01/30/07
29 lifetime posts
Just to point something out. It is too risky for a window company to stain and pre-finish wood windows and ship them out. Not to mention it cost 4 times what the window is worth just so they can make money.

If you can't grasp that. That's too bad. You're spending a lot money because you're lazy. That much money for sliders is retarded to say the least, then to add wood sliders in on top of that is crazy. I hope you know in 6 or 7 years you'll be spending that much again. Way to pick em'. Sliders are the worst type of window in the business. Are you sure you don't mean DOUBLE-HUNG? I could not imagine somebody selling you a slider for that much money while keeping a straight face.

Domcal

10:03AM | 02/24/07
Member Since: 10/31/06
13 lifetime posts
I'm in the market for windows but not sure of the better value between Renewal by Anderson that has a 10 warranty on all working parts and a 20 yr on the windows themself. Newpro has a 50 yr warr. on all parts including the windows but has not been around as long as Anderson. Anderson has the wood and Newpro has a man-made product that seems to be durable. Newpro has three panes with the argon has and kryptic in the other and Renewal by Anderson has the 2 panes of windows with the argon gas in between. The price is about the same. Any thoughts of advice?

Thanks

Domcal

angusyoung

03:43AM | 02/27/07
Member Since: 01/30/07
29 lifetime posts
Just because a company hasn't been around as long as Andersen doesn't mean anything. Andersen Renewal hasn't been around all that long either. For the longest time Andersen windows just made and distributed windows. Contractors and other window installation companies sold their windows. They didn't get into the replacement window business for a long time. There's a ton of window companies that make wood windows. There are fewer companies who make them and install them themselves. 10-15 years max on wood warranties any man-made products should be lifetime. Look around some more. Start a new topic. Describe the area you live in and the type of windows you're looking for. Ask for names of companies. You will be surprised at how many window companies there are and would be glad to have you as a customer.
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