Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Windows and Doors

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-28-2013, 07:07 AM   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Share |
Default

Pella 350 vs Proline 450


In the area I live, people all like to go with wood windows. They think the vinyl window give you a cheap look and will reduce the value of the house.
I don't mind the look of 350 but I am really worried about the pocket sill structure since it will get dirtier as time goes and may gets stuck eventually.

What do you think about Pella's Architecture double hung? Do you think it's worth the money since its about 40% more costly than Pella Proline.
What does Pella Architecture compare to Pella 350?

Really appreciate your input.

rqi522 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 07:08 AM   #17
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: VA, MD, DC
Posts: 5,628
Default

Pella 350 vs Proline 450


If you are going to consider higher end wood, I suggest the Marvin Ultimate.
Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 07:11 AM   #18
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Default

Pella 350 vs Proline 450


In the area I live, people likes wood windows. They think the vinyl window has a cheap looking and will reduce the house value.
I don't mind the look of 350 but really concerned about the pocket sill gets dirty and the holes get stuck as time goes.

What do you think about Pell Architecture? Is it worth the money since it costs about 50% more than Proline.
What do you compare Architecture to 350?

Really appreciate your input.
rqi522 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 11:10 AM   #19
Home Performance
 
HomeSealed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Milwaukee,WI
Posts: 1,427
Default

Pella 350 vs Proline 450


rqi, as I mentioned earlier in the thread, these products are really not meant to compete with each other. It would be like asking which car should I buy: a Prius or an F150? Each can be the right choice depending on what it will be used for. Same with the windows. If you want the beautiful look and feel that only real wood can deliver, then get wood. If you prefer to go on the higher end in performance, low maintenance, and lower cost, vinyl is a great option.
Regarding your pocket sill comment, that is a legitimate concern with the 350, and one reason why many folks don't recommend it. There are other options like Himark, Okna, Softlite, Sunrise, Polaris, etc that offer as good or better performance and appearance but use a welded, sloped sill.
On the wood lines, the main difference between the Proline/Architect/Designer is aesthetic, and varying availability of options. We've installed some of each line with mixed results. Like Windows on Washington, I prefer Marvin if you are looking at wood.
Is there a reason why you seem to be focused solely on options from Pella?

__________________
Replacement Windows, doors, siding, roofing, insulation, and certified energy consulting.
www.HomeSealed.com
HomeSealed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pella Class Action Suit Bob Deb Windows and Doors 3 12-11-2012 04:10 PM
Anderson 400 or Pella ProLine? Please advise! mystiky Windows and Doors 4 04-19-2011 07:03 AM
Casement Andersen 400 or Pella Proline pankaek Building & Construction 13 03-22-2011 10:41 AM
Pella ProLine preventative measures zacharyw General DIY Discussions 3 11-24-2010 12:38 PM
Problems with Pella ProLine double-hung breaking when clenaning jpsmith Remodeling 5 04-15-2009 12:09 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.