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merlion 03-23-2011 02:55 PM

Andersen vs Pella windows!
 
Which of these brand is best for their doors and windows in new construction in South Carolina? I want a quality window that will last for years and help to fight air movement between the inside & the outside. Do you have any other windows to recommend that I have not yet considered please.
Thank you!

oh'mike 03-23-2011 09:24 PM

Anderson---skip the Pella.Casement Andersen 400 Or Pella Proline - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom - DIY Home Improvement Forum

DangerMouse 03-24-2011 10:27 AM

If I had it to do and had the $$$, I'd go with Eagle or Marvin....

You get what you pay for.

DM

Tangelo 03-24-2011 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by merlion (Post 615422)
Which of these brand is best for their doors and windows in new construction in South Carolina? I want a quality window that will last for years and help to fight air movement between the inside & the outside. Do you have any other windows to recommend that I have not yet considered please.
Thank you!

Hello Merlion, I work for a major big box store as a Door & Window specialist in the Chicagoland area, I've been with the company since 1994 when we used to carry both Pella & Andersen windows. After 2000 they has carried the Andersen brand & no longer Pella.

Both are good brands, you can research consumer reports for unbiased reviews & testing, and check the local library for back copies. If you are trying to match specific color, that may end being a deciding factor.

Andersen's exterior is Vinyl, which when scratched will reveal the same color, and doesn't dent as easily as Aluminum. Pella's exterior is aluminum, which is easier to paint if you wanted to, but will dent easier. Pella does offer mini-blinds between the glass if that's something you want.

For sliding Patio doors, IMO the Andersen patio make much more sense in design than the Pella. One the Pella sliding door, the panel that moves is on the outside, which means that if you are in a snow climate, snow or ice can build up in the track preventing the sliding door from opening--also, someone could easily place a piece of wood on the outside preventing you from sliding the door open, another negative with the Pella sliding door design is that when the door that slides is on the outside, the screen is now on the inside, so you must slide the screen first before you can close the the door, thus any bugs on the screen are now between the screen & the patio door you just closed.

Again, they carried both brands I was able to compare both side-by-side. Unless Pella has changed, I would not consider using their patio door, but the window choice is up to you.

DangerMouse 03-24-2011 11:36 AM

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DangerMouse 04-29-2011 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by EmilyP (Post 638744)
DM,
Check out Andersen "A" Series Windows-tell me what you think...DP50 on casements and double hung windows. And the double hung tilts in when you twist the sash lock...the A Series Window check it out...

If Pella and Andersen were the only two options, I'd certainly go with Andersen.
Simonton does a fair job too for a lesser cost vinyl, IMHO. I actually HAVE 4 Andersen windows in my home, but they're non-moving, double-paned tempered panels I got for $5.00 each (new in box) at a yard sale and I put in as sidelites for the front door and inside foyer door.

DM

Windows on Wash 05-01-2014 06:55 AM

Can we un-thank people?

oh'mike 05-01-2014 05:01 PM

Google --Pella problems--- for thousand of reasons to avoid that company--

TarheelTerp 05-01-2014 08:22 PM

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Anderson---skip the Pella.

^^What he said.

Six 400 Series Casements waiting to go in:


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