Windows

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Pella Windows
( Architects, Designer, Designer Classic, Proline Series )

 

Advantage
Pella manufactures one of the best and beautiful windows on the market. They stand behind their product by providing one of the best warranties in the business- 20 year non-prorated warranty. They were one of the first companies to do so.( If the thermopane, window assembly or hardware fails after 19 years Pella will fix or replace the window at no charge to the owner. )

 

Their Designer Series is well known to last well beyond 20 years because it does not use a sealed thermopane unit. But, because they have a removable window pane you will have twice as many glass panes to clean. A small inconveinence for a window that will last a very long time. This is also their famous window that will allow you to incorporate window blinds between the glass.

 

Pella is also the only window manufacture that produces its own rustproof hardware. (aluminum-opening mechanism system)It is the best operating system in the business. It makes opening a window to its full extent a smooth operation in both directions.

 

Disadvantage
They are one of the most expensive windows on the market. But, it is one of the few windows that will give value to your home when you decide to sell your home. Their custom windows and accesories ( including custom exterior colours ) can be rather expensive. If price is a consideration check out their Proline Series which is their most economical series. They market it as their builders grade window.

 

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Marvin Windows

 

Advantage
Marvin manufactures one of the best windows on the market. They stand behind their product by providing a 20 year non-prorated warranty.

 

Marvin constructs their windows using #1 solid Western Pondarosa Pine. They provide a low maintenance exterior extruded aluminum finish which is .050" to .065" thick ( recommended ) or wood exterior. (So does Pella ) Marvin incorporates the industry standard 3 Arm Truth Hardware operating system.

Marvin also provides a very energy efficient window by incorporating in their thermopane windows Double Low E + Argon which helps to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. ( recommended-So does Pella )

 

Marvin is one of the few window manufactures that have the largest selection of standard windows in their lineup, which make them more economical. They also offer a large range of custom windows and accesories including their curved glass window.

 

Price-They are about 20% cheaper then Pella which makes them a attractive window to purchase

 

Disadvantage
They are not built as well as Pella, but they are still a very good buy for your home especially if you are looking for a window manufacture with a large selection of standard window sizes and styles.

 

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Andersen

 

Advantage
Anderson manufactures a good window on the market. They stand behind their product by providing a 10 year prorated warranty.( If the thermopane, window assembly or hardware fails after 9 years Anderson will credit you only 10% of the original cost of your window toward a new window plus installation costs. )

 

Anderson constructs their windows using solid and laminated Pine. They provide a low maintenance exterior roll aluminum finish which is .003" thick ( recommended ) vinyl or wood exterior. Anderson incorporates the industry standard 2 Arm Truth Hardware operating system.

 

Anderson also provides a very energy efficient window by incorporating in their thermopane windows Double Low E + Argon which helps to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. ( recommended )

 

Price-They are about 40% cheaper then Pella.

 

Disadvantage
They do not provide the best warranty ( non-prorated ). But, this applies to all window manufacturers in this price range. Most windows on the market fall into this category. ( 10 year prorated warranty )

 

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Sunrooms

 

                                                                                     Four Seasons Sunrooms

 

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Skylights

 

                                                                                                      Velux Skylights

 

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