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Old 09-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Our contractor has given us the choice of two window companies: Weather Shield, and MGM Industries. Do any of you know anything about these windows? Which would you recommend? We would like wood window frames inside the house, and either vinyl or aluminum frames on the outside of the house. Is this possible? Which would you recommend, vinyl or aluminum exterior frames, and why? Thanks in advance for your insights.

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Old 09-01-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Going to have to go back and add your location to your profile for better reply's. No since in suggesting a brand you can not even get.
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I use mostly Windcor and Simonton windows. Never had a call back from fogging up.
While those clad windows look nice when there new, there a lot more mantaince to keep up with to keep the insides from peeling or rotting from condensation.
Every 10 + year old window I've seen that was clad has needed replacing from the bottom sash rotting or lack of up keep.
Anderson and Pella are two of the worst ones for this. And they will not warranty them.
http://www.complaintsboard.com/compl...a-c208774.html

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Sorry about not posting my location on my profile. I'm in Alabama. The link that you have regarding weathershield complaints is pretty discouraging. Thanks for sharing it. Could you explain what you mean by clad windows? Are you referring to the vinyl or aluminum exterior, or are you referring to the wood interior? Thanks again.
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Clad mean any wood that's been covered with another material.
If you want that look you may want to check into fiberglass or composite windows.
Have you been checking prices on windows yet?
Hope you have deep pockets of your going to go with anything but standard all vinyl windows.
How a window gets installed is at least important as what brand it is.
An expensive window installed wrong is going to leak, not stay up, fog up.
PS, not a big fan of aluminum clad or framed windows. Over time the finish can fail and if there's not the proper thermal break they can transfer heat and cold.
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Marvin wood interior clad exterior. Never heard of those two company's. If you don't want to spend this much. Look into Simonton new construction windows.

I've given you the best. Then an excellent affordable alternative.
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We went with Marvin windows. They're pricey but they look and work great.
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Neither.

Marvin makes a great window.

If you are not married to the all wood but want a wood look, the Integrity with the real wood interior is a good looking window.
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Thanks for all of your input. We've decided to go with the Simonton windows. After your recommendations, we spent a lot of time reading reviews, and talking to installers, and the Simonton seems like the best choice for us. Which series of Simonton's would you recommend? Is the 5050 series okay, or do we need to look at one of their higher end windows? Since the house will be on a lake in N.W. Alabama, we will have a lot of rain, and humidity to contend with. I was wondering if this would make a difference as to which windows to select.
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ProFinish Brickmould 600

The low e argon filled is standard. Plus you have alot of options on interior and exterior colors.
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Don't mess with the 5050. Not very sturdy as compared to their other lines.

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