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joefromcal 02-19-2011 02:47 PM

Vinyl replacement windows.
Hello, I want to replace the old aluminum windows on the front of my house with vinyl replacement windows. I'm looking at the type where you just slide in the new window into the old frame since my house is stucco'd. I've been looking on-line and see a lot of mixed info on different windows and manufacturers. What I'd like to know, is there any window installers out there who can tell me which are the better vinyl windows? In other, if you were going to install vinyl windows in your own home what brand would you put in? I've read some negative reviews of pella and anderson but others say they are the best. On the other hand I've read good things about Extreme energy 3000 budget, and Schuco, etc. thank you

Edgar214 02-20-2011 09:45 AM

Not a pro, I installed Anderson in my house. We've been very pleased.

NASCAR9 02-20-2011 10:14 AM

Hi joefromcal,
I also live in So Cal., I have Milgaurd Tuscany installed in my house. The reviews on the web have been very good. I went thru COSTCO with one of the sub contracters they use and the price was right as well as the knowlege of the installation company. You may be able to go direct to the sub contracter, they are a large company in Santa Ana. I don't know how much I can post about them on the fourm.

joefromcal 02-20-2011 11:42 AM

Thanks for the response. Can you tell me what particular Anderson window type you had installed, for example, the Craftsman, 400 series, etc. and was it for doble pained with double or triple weather stripping? Thank you, Joe

joefromcal 02-20-2011 11:43 AM

Nascar, thanks for the response.

Edgar214 02-20-2011 01:44 PM

It was the Craftsman.

mrgins 02-20-2011 03:27 PM

Check out Marvin's fiberglass windows

wayne beresford 02-20-2011 03:27 PM

marvin windows
marvin has a fiberglass frame which are the best here in az , im a window installer here for my money id check out the intergity window from marvin

Tom Struble 02-20-2011 09:54 PM

all the major manufactures now have insert or pocket type units made from all types of materials and cladding,you don't necessarily have to use a vinyl unit

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