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Posted: 4/30/2015 11:19:52 AM EDT
What's the way to go? Aluminum better in wind and storms or so I'm told. Vinyl less heat/cold transfer? Cost? Have almost 30 windows in the house, ugh.

The windows in the house now are the original wood (house mid 1950's ranch) with storm windows on the outside and no screens. I can only open about 2 of them and even then its with much weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Thanks
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:24:23 AM EDT
Aluminum and don't cheap out on them. My house was built in 2007 and has builders grade windows and they are starting to frost up. Recently received information about a class action lawsuit about faulty builders grade windows. We will see how much they will be willing to pay.

Vince
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 1:29:12 PM EDT
We had new vinyl windows during hurricane Ike. They did great. They were made by Simonton I believe.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 1:37:35 PM EDT
I work for a window manufacturer that just opened a location here in Texas. I am going to have to say go with vinyl. Windows are expensive and you might as well save money over time with better efficiency. We even do painted vinyl and offer a glass breakage warranty. So there is some variety and security when going with vinyl.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 7:10:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chupdog:
What's the way to go? Aluminum better in wind and storms or so I'm told. Vinyl less heat/cold transfer? Cost? Have almost 30 windows in the house, ugh.

The windows in the house now are the original wood (house mid 1950's ranch) with storm windows on the outside and no screens. I can only open about 2 of them and even then its with much weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Thanks
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I went with sound rated vinyl and have half as many windows as you, which ended up costing over $10k, so prices vary depending on quality/rating. How good is your home insulation?
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