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Tom S.    Posted 06-21-2002 at 10:39:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm in the process of selecting windows for a remodeling project. Menards carries Pella and Crestline, the latter being the less expensive. The Crestline seems like a good product. Anyone out there have experience using them?


MANNY URTEAGA    Posted 10-17-2003 at 14:20:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My wife and I recently purchased a new home here in Northern California (just in case that factors in)and we are trying to sort out what the best brand for your buck would be. We have received two quotes with two more to go. Quote #1 was for Milgard windows, Quote #2 was Simonton. What window brands are of good quality, fair priced yet not compromising thermal efficiency and overall quality. Thank you for you responses.


WallSal55    Posted 06-22-2002 at 08:19:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I highly recommend Anderson windows, and this is
coming from a Mrs. They are beautiful, and energy
efficient. We had them in our house in town,
wonderful investment. When we moved to country
with 36 windows to replace, my husband put huge Crestlines on our 3 season sunroom. They are not
leaky at all, easy to clean, but for energy I
question. But since it is an old sunroom with 6' cement flooring under with tile floor, unheated room, we just installed a gas, wall mounted heater to ward off the chill. Some Marvin windows I really like, but I still favor Anderson.
One thing I really do not like is a double hang,
as I want to look Out at a pretty view. Do not
like a horizontal (or vertical line) obstructing
a nice view out a main window. Shop around, take
your time, you will never regret taking your time
on each and every window! Remember it's your life
and your heat bill! Also, ask the life expectancy
of the type of window you are buying, and if it
has a 10, 20, year warranty. (Keep track of your
purchase date and warranty in case the window
doesn't last. You'll get a free new window!)


buck    Posted 06-21-2002 at 21:50:54       [Reply]  [No Email]

Two years ago I sold a house that had WeatherShield windows and doors. 24 year old house with no problems from the all wood windows and doors. Check their site at WeatherShield.com


DIZ    Posted 06-21-2002 at 20:03:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tom: The windows that you get at Menards are not the same that the brand name implies. Each window manufacturer has several lines or varying degrees of quality in their lines and Menards has to be the worst place to buy anything.

In windows, like siding and roofing, etc. You will find that a qaulity line can be had at a lumber yard that has been in business along time with professionals there who sell the products that they know.

Just my piece of advice.



Greg S    Posted 06-21-2002 at 13:16:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anderson, Marvin and Hurd also make good windows, with anderson being the best of the three and then hurd and marvin in that order. I think all three also make a solid vinyl window. windows are definitely one of those things you get what you pay for and if its possible to sacrifice something else price wise to get a better window consider doing it. Pella is a good window but a lot of the price is name recognition.


walt    Posted 06-21-2002 at 12:00:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try looking into MW(millworks windows) Top quality windows at decent prices. They keep their prices down because they consider all their windows custom. No stock, made as you order. If you need them in a couple weeks, probably wont get them..


bill b va    Posted 06-21-2002 at 13:06:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

if you are talking about the M W windows like i have they ain't worth a dam .mine are nine years old and i have rotted sills, broken springs and wont stay where you put them .


walt    Posted 06-21-2002 at 15:29:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
It sounds like you have wooden doublehungs. I would never own another one, regardless of the manfacturer. I have casement vinyl clad, double pane, 9yrs old. Most energy efficient double pane made.


bob    Posted 06-21-2002 at 11:30:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
have crestline in garage okay but they are cheaper made but do the job there . In house I put Anderson,s and am real pleased. From reports from friends I was advised to look differently than Pella. Sad part they are made in Iowa. Years ago Eagle had a real good window but not enough dealers close. Buy what fits your budget and install right and insulate around them


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