Latest Discussions : Windows & Doors

PollyL

10:30AM | 06/11/04
Member Since: 06/10/04
2 lifetime posts
New construction, need to choose a window company. Looking at Pozzi, Marvin, Kolbe, Pella, Eagle, Andersen. I understand they all make various lines, I want the high end. I want the best but will settle for second best if it's a much better value. Pro's and Con's welcome.

Thank you

Leland

11:01AM | 06/12/04
Member Since: 09/06/03
2 lifetime posts
All these companies make different types & styles. What type are you looking for? Wood, fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum...?What style? Dbl hung, casement, awning...? Some offer options others don't. What options do you want?

PollyL

02:16PM | 06/12/04
Member Since: 06/10/04
2 lifetime posts
Sorry, I thought they all had simular options. I want a high end casement wood window with aluminum clad exterior. Divided lites, dual glazed. Looking for quality. Thanks

Fighter

04:16PM | 06/12/04
Member Since: 09/01/03
8 lifetime posts
PollyL

If you are looking for aluminum clad you can erase Andersen from your list. They are a vinyl-clad product. I'm not sure if you are the same poster from the GardenWeb forums. If not go to the link below where there is a large discussion on many of the windows you are investigating including my posts on matters relating to Kolbe & Kolbe and some of the defect and leaking problems relating to their Ultra Clad series.

This is a link to the discussion inside the forum:

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/build/msg0619241823851.html?20

Or just search the Garden Web under Building a Home Forum. The subject is: Kolbe Eagle Marvin Pozzi Andersen Pella.

Good Luck with your search,

Regards


Piffin

05:39PM | 06/12/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
I would put Marvin and Kolbe at the top of that list

Excellence is its own reward!


Leland

09:45PM | 06/14/04
Member Since: 09/06/03
2 lifetime posts
I think your going to find they are all pretty comparable if you are going for the high end. I would stay away from the Kolbe's. I think Fighter is right on about them. I used them in my last remodel and I think it was a mistake. I'm doing another addition and will probably go with the Pella or Marvin, whichever bid comes in lower.

tomh

09:54PM | 06/14/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
I'm going to throw out a name that has not been mentioned yet. Sierra Pacific Industries has a great window division. I have used them in various projects working directly with the distributor. The window quality was absolutely top notch and I received excellent service from the submittal of a competitive bid, delivery of the materials to follow-up on the sale. You never heard of them, but the parent company is the largest timber company in California, and their windows are worth considering.

http://www.sierrapacificwindows.com/

Piffin

05:44PM | 06/15/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
lelaqnd, If it comes to a price comparison between Marvin and Pella, I can gaurantee you that Pella will come in lower, but the frustration level of using them will be higher. I have never had a Pella ordeer that has leeft me fully satisfied, only marginally competant. On a $38,000 order right now, I am waiting to see if the promised June 29 date will resolve all the many prohblems they sent me .

Excellence is its own reward!


BV000755

12:17PM | 04/16/13
Pozzi: crap
Marvin: excellent
Kolbe: crap
Pella: possible crap
Eagle: crap
Andersen: ok

BV002388

08:46PM | 10/22/13
Most contractors won't use a high end windows for new construction homes they lean more towards mud to low range. For the very best replacment window it would be Bristol windows. Very well insulated

BV003717

01:53AM | 03/29/14
Very nice! eedbedgadk

BV012051

01:37PM | 06/25/16
Marvin is without a doubt the most premium window on the market. With such a premium comes quality service and support, a multitude of options and configurations, and a long-time existing operation. As the old adage goes "You pay for what you get", so if you wish to replace your windows again with 20 years don't go Marvin. But if you wish to have long-lasting, performance windows with beauty then choose Marvin every time.

Plus if you money is no object, look into their Signature line. 100% custom designed and built products that allow the customer or builder to receive whatever they desire.


BV012067

10:03PM | 06/26/16
I have had Anderson and Anderson Renewal and Marvin - forget the Anderson - the cores rot. The Anderson renewal are better except the crank on the casements is poorly designed and you need to grab the sash to help open and close the window as the gearing is wrong.

Concetta Parsons

07:54AM | 07/26/16
Member Since: 07/25/16
1 lifetime posts
I got my window replaced with fixed casement window by Canglow Windows and Doors http://canglow.ca/windows/ few months before. They have wide variety of latest window styles. They replaced my Jalousie window with fixed casement window. The quality of the window is just awesome. It’s exterior color is Antique Ivory and it’s grid type is colonial bar. These windows can resist all weather conditions and they need minimal maintenance


BV018589

09:43PM | 02/03/19
Thoughts on Preservation? maxx 7 or Maxx 10


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