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I am from the east coast and I am moving soon to Idaho. I am not familiar with several of the window brands I came across while pricing a job. This isn't a high end building, but the windows will be in an apartment. I am looking for a good builder's grade window. All 3 of the above fit the criteria for price, but i don't know about quality. Any ideas (other then buy pella or marvin)?
 

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I have installed many JELD-WEN windows in this area because of the price point.Not bad,for the price.Insatlled one of there 6' sliding doors the other day and not sure how long it will hold up.It operated fine after the install.Juts a lot of weight and fairly flimsy.Not familiar with the other brands.I would rather install Andersons lower end line (Silverline) than the Jeld -Wen
 

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Jeld Wen has operated in Seattle area for quite a few years. Don't remember if I have ever installed them. I have looked at them in one of the big box stored for a job I bid. Looked like your average vinyl window. I just installed 2 Pella vinyls a couple of weeks ago. Don't know the price on them but they had to be on par with the competition. They were nothing special for vinyls other than the Pella name. Would of been nice if they had adjustable rollers for their out of sq. frame.
 

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cascade v ply gem v jeld wen

I think in your case its hands down Cascade. Their "Builder grade" window is a hybrid between the others upper end window and builder grade. It comes standard with a 3 1/4 inch wide frame. This allows them to set the insulated glass unit over the nail fin providing extra support. This will eliminate and roll on larger units and provide smooth operation year after year. Cascade is an al carte window company with a ton of options, you can mix and match just about what ever they have. I strongly recommend them they have excellent service in the Boise area. Give Ashley Glass in Boise a call they are an authorized Cascade Dealer.
 

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I think in your case its hands down Cascade. Their "Builder grade" window is a hybrid between the others upper end window and builder grade. It comes standard with a 3 1/4 inch wide frame. This allows them to set the insulated glass unit over the nail fin providing extra support. This will eliminate and roll on larger units and provide smooth operation year after year. Cascade is an al carte window company with a ton of options, you can mix and match just about what ever they have. I strongly recommend them they have excellent service in the Boise area. Give Ashley Glass in Boise a call they are an authorized Cascade Dealer.
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Cascade hands down.

Milgard makes a window called Styleline that's great for not much more. Idk if that's an option there or not though. Jeldwen sucks, I wouldn't ever use those. Haven't used PlyGem, so I can't really say one way or the other. But I've installed a fair amount of Cascade, and they're pretty darn good for the price. Carry a good warranty too.
 

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Ply gem is solid, they have a really nice non white color. They have promotions and sales all the time, if you time it right you can save. 10% right now here.
I agree with Fender, go Milgard, they will be available.
If you are doing horizontal sliders Id go with montecito line over styleline....The glass size not the same size X vrs O in the styleline, which looks very ugly IMO.
 

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Ply gem is solid, they have a really nice non white color. They have promotions and sales all the time, if you time it right you can save. 10% right now here.
I agree with Fender, go Milgard, they will be available.
If you are doing horizontal sliders Id go with montecito line over styleline....The glass size not the same size X vrs O in the styleline, which looks very ugly IMO.
I agree. I was just suggesting the most budget conscience model.
 
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