Old 03-22-08, 03:35 PM
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Does anyone have a recommendation as to what type of windows we should get? We are in the midwest, Illinois. How do we remove existing windows and replace them with the new windows? Need Help.
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You could use Andersen windows. Go to their website at to view the product and they have instructions on how to install a window.
Old 03-23-08, 03:33 AM
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You could also expand your horizons and use Pella, Jeld Wen, MW or others, depending on what your budget looked like. I am afraid with a screen name of "Andersentech", you may only get one side of the coin. What type windows are in your house presently? Wood framed, vinyl, etc? What type siding is on your house? Are you looking for replacement or new windows, and how many, and what type, double hung, casement, single hung, fixed?
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Depends on your budget, architecture of your house, etc. Do you want to replace the entire window, frame and all, considerably more expensive than replacement windows, regardless of the type or manufacturer. Do you want wood windows or will vinyl be acceptable?? Vinyl does not look right in some houses and historic districts don't allow them.

Complete window replacement involes removing the existing frame, which may require modifications to the exterior siding, can be very expensive and disrupting. Replacement windows only replace the sash of the window, the frame remains. So nothing is disturbed outside, and little inside.

For complete wood windows I like Andersen, Marvin, but there are other good manufacturers. I have had a number of customers that had warranty problems with Pella, so I will not recommend them. I am a Certainteed installer, so i am biased to their replacement vinyl windows, but again, there are others just as good. But with vinyl windows, avoid local companies tauting cheap windows, that is what you will get. Look for a national company that will be around if/when you need warranty service. Wood replacement units I like are Marvin Tilt Pac, and Weathershield.

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