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karenn88

04:17PM | 02/24/07
Member Since: 02/23/07
2 lifetime posts
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I am so confused...

I live on direct waterfront property and in desperate need of windows. I had several people come out saying Marvin Infinity windows are the best and someone eles swearing by Anerson 400 series W/stormwatch protection....I dont know who to believe.. Can someone please give me some qualified professional advice...

angusyoung

04:40AM | 02/27/07
Member Since: 01/30/07
29 lifetime posts
The best is relevant. It's mostly what you can afford. Both companies are big companies with different marketing. Stormwatch from what I can tell is some sealants on the clad and glass. It states it resists, keyword there, resists, elements are still going to take their toll. Do you have to get wood windows? Your environment will take a heavy toll on any kind of wood window, salt water type protection or not. I served in the Navy, there is no stopping salt water from attacking corrosive materials. I would try to sway you to vinyl it is not corrosive at all. Wood cladded with anything is corrosive.

If you had to choose because of where you live, I would take the Stormwatch, at least you have a fighting chance with warrantied items. If you lived anywhere else I would choose Marvin. A much better window, Their features and style are way ahead of any Andersen product. Excluding the Stormwatch of course. That is my opinion.

windowmann2000

12:05PM | 03/01/07
Member Since: 02/28/07
11 lifetime posts
Marvin Infinity is a great product. Usually on waterfront property you get pretty good winds. Very few vinyls can handle it but Fiberglass windows can such as Infinity or Milgard or Accurate Dorwin.

I'll share some results from a storm a few weeks back. In the bosses home outside of a small town in Wisconsin we had 14 below zero and 35mph winds. In his home we have thirteen different window companies product installed. On that day the window with the least amount of draft and the warmest was a Milgard fiberglass window. It even surprised us with a center glass temp of 50 degrees with just dual pane glass with low-e only.......no gas. We also had a triple pane with two low-e surfaces and krypton fill and it was only 3 degrees warmer but definitely much colder around the window because of air-infiltration. What really surprised us was the Milgard window was a 72"x 56" high two lite slider. Sliders are typically not very air tight. However when it comes to fiberglass windows there almost as tight as vinyl or wood casements and much less in price. I hope this helps you, good luck with your window shopping.
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