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helping my son with his first home - just bought -- need a reasonable set of replacement windows. area doesn't justify major investment but still would not like to buy twice. Small contractor recommending Alside Mezzo -- citing recent improvements. Lowes recommending Reliabilt. anyone help with a compare and contrast? I have some concern luck of draw installation at Lowes. thanks
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I would say neither.

Brands that the window professionals can be region. Soft-Lite and Sunrise both make a very nice replacement unit.
I use mostly Wincore or Simonton windows.
Never had an issue with them.
Here's some reviews on different brands.

Why not install them yourself and save a ton of money, in most cases it's an easy DIY job with simple tools.
I have a Alside replacement installed, when I had them pull a full length window out, to change it to a half size in our Kitchen.

It was factory tinted for Western exposure, and is better then the old Aluminum replacements that the owner that lived there before, had installed in the 90's.
I have used Alside for the majority of the replacement windows I have done over the last fifteen years or so. We have a local Alside supply warehouse nearby that I have been dealing with for about 40 years now, mostly for siding. Not familiar with their Mezzo line, usually bought their Excalibers or Ultramaxx. Both are their upper tier Windows. Never had an issue with them. Never had a complaint.
Mike Hawkins:smile:
The replacement I had installed is from their Sheffield line.
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