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I know I've asked this before, but I'm heading out and am running late this morning.

I am looking for a vinyl window in dark colors I can get in Oregon. This is always a pain in the azz. Anyone know one? It needs to be dark on both inside and out.
 

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the Milgards are white on the inside.

Vinyl is preferable due to price, but fiberglass is a good second option. Any ideas?
 

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You aren't going to find a dark vinyl extrusion. The only option for a purely dark extrusion, is to find someone who manufactures aluminum windows. They are still around because aluminum windows are used a lot in commercial applications. Especially, the dark bronze color.

Mercer Window there in Beaverton, manufactures commercial grade aluminum windows.

http://www.mercerwindows.com/architectural/index.html

Anything other than aluminum will have to be a painted product. That would be fine on fiberglass, but a dark paint on vinyl inside and out, would be a recipe for disaster IMHO.
 

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I have a quote for Milgard aluminum, but they don't have a garden window for some odd reason.

I'll check on the Mercers tomorrow. Thanks for the link. I tend to get tunnel vision when it comes to brands.

Have you or anyone here, used Coeur d’Alene windows? My salesman gave me a quote on the 4000 series, but I can't find them on their site. They are double the Milgard aluminums.
 

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I was looking for brown in a vinyl for a customer.

My supplier told me that they don't do dark colors because of the heat absorption and how that would affect the vinyl.
 

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Painted or a coating is the only option I've seen. There are multiple manufacturers doing it.

I've installed Jeld Wen Premiums and Crystal Windows in dark exterior colors.
 

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Painted or a coating is the only option I've seen. There are multiple manufacturers doing it.

I've installed Jeld Wen Premiums and Crystal Windows in dark exterior colors.
Yeah, but he wanted a purely dark extrusion. Dark outside and inside. It's just not going to happen with vinyl or fiberglass.
 
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