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When it Comes to Windows, Do Brand Names Matter?

Most homeowners want to know how to get a top quality window. There are hundreds of manufacturers and the industry is fragmented, making the process difficult. Should you look for a big brand name? Or are smaller, regional brands just as good?

It is better to rely on the companies who have been manufacturing windows for a long time. Pella and Marvin windows are going to give you reliable products at a fair price. They are the only manufactures that match our strict criteria for looks, performance, energy efficiency, and service. These companies also stand behind their products and provide the warranty and prices our clients are looking for. Here is a little more information about each brand:

Pella
These windows are known for being both well-built and aesthetically pleasing. Pella offers the best quality, and best looking wood windows on the market in their Architect series. They have stellar vinyl and fiberglass windows too. Pella is also one of the most innovative manufactures on the market. They are always coming out with new lines and new products. Their between-the-glass shades in their Designer series are unmatched by any other brand. They also offer a budget friendly, streamlined design with their 450 series. You can expect improved appearance, better function, and high energy savings when you go with this brand. Popular styles include single hung, double hung, casement, awning, and sliding windows along with bay, bow, and special shape windows.

Milgard
Milgard produces all of their products from start to finish. Each window distributed by Milgard is formulated, tempered, and constructed in the Milgard factory. That is how they can guarantee the quality of each product. They are most well-known for their high-quality vinyl. In fact, Builder Magazine has voted Milgard vinyl windows as “Best Quality Vinyl Windows in the Nation” on eight separate occasions. That is quite a tough spot to earn considering Tempe, AZ vinyl windows are some of the best-selling windows in the United States. They also offer other materials. Their Essence series features a beautiful wood interior and a fiberglass protected exterior. And the Aluminum series has thermally improved material to increase the energy efficiency. You can get single hung, double hung, casement, awning, horizontal slider, jalousie, bay and bow widows as well as picture, arch or radius, and skylights.

What Window Brand Do I Choose?
It all depends on what you are looking for. Local, non-braded companies might be able to cut you a great deal and offer excellent service. But name brand windows come with so much more. You can expect Pella and Milgard windows to last 10, 15, 25 years or more depending on the material and style you choose. But what makes these companies and their products so great are the warranties that back them up. Milgard offers a full lifetime warranty on their products, and if you do have a problem, local techs will take care of your issues. Pella also offers some of the best warranties, which differ depending on the product.

To learn more contact Freelite today at (602) 233-1981 or come by 331 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85003 to check out some of these products for yourself.