Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Re: Doing our part to stimulate the economy!
I had a house built in shelby twp, MI in 1993. Very good quality build on the house itself and a super nice place/layout.
However, there were 45 window panes in that place and the windows did the same, started fallling apart just a few years later. Same issue when building the home, on the andersons as you mentioned, the upgrade when buying the home was rediculous (price wise).
So I started buying pella's and did the installs myself. The pella guy said I should be a pella salesman, I liked em that much. I only got about 12 windows completed prior to selling the home due to job transfers to the SW, did the worst ones first.
Got the triple panes, loaded with all features, with the inside blinds.
I like them much better than andersons, I had a little quality problem with those (I think their quality has gone down over the last couple decades).
expensive, oh yeah, I was looking at an avg cost of about 800 bucks/pane, about 40-50K just to buy the windows.
However, if you have them installed, that cost was twice as much as the windows cost. materials for each window install was about 10 bucks or so (foam insulate, etc).