Replacement Windows In North Carolina
Explore replacement windows in North Carolina and find popular and available manufacturers throughout the state.
Sunrise has a number of dealers in North Carolina that should be available in most parts of the state. Sunrise is considered a top tier vinyl window manufacturer by most contractors, consumers and industry insiders. The only exception to this rule is their entry level Essentials models. The standard Sunrise frame is quite solid and their other upgraded models, including the Verde Vanguard and Restoration, all use this basic frame, along with some nice glass, component and part upgrades. Their top-of-the-line Restoration is one of our picks for the best replacement vinyl windows available.
Okna has a a few dealers in North Carolina that may or may not be available in your region. Okna manufactures the 400, 500, 700, 800, and Starmark composite windows. All of these are considered well made, although the 500 Insul-Tec and 800 EnviroStar Series are the standouts. Consumers can select from one of two "package options", the Energy Option, which includes low-e glass and argon fills, or the Deluxe Option, which as includes foam fills in the frame and a locking screen.
Ply Gem has a factory in Cary, North Carolina and will certainly have dealers and distributors across the state. The company used to be a building supply distributor, but today Ply Gem has a big presence in the window market. They manufacture replacement and new construction vinyl windows that include the Contractor, Pro and Premium window models. They also sell the Mira aluminum clad wood window. Our recommendation would be the Pro or Premium vinyl window, which are well made mid range vinyl windows that should be available at a reasonable price point.
Champion has a number of dealers in North Carolina, including Greensboro, Raleigh, Charlotte and Morrisville. Champion vinyl windows are well made and the company does their own installation. Champion makes a single vinyl window that comes in a variety of styles such as a single hung, double hung, casement, slider, etc. The window uses a solid glass package (Cardinal 366 glass); their double pane window offers a U-value 0.29, AI 0.17 and SHGC 0.19 - these are respectable numbers in a vinyl window. The company is known for having a more aggressive sales approach, which may turn some consumers off.
Best Window Sliders
We're replacing our double hung windows with sliders and were wondering if some companies make better sliders than others.
[Site Editor's Response]
Brad I assume from your email address that you are in North Carolina. Yes, the better window companies make better sliders, just as they make better single hungs and double hungs etc. In your area, I would recommend trying to get a bid from Sunrise and Okna dealers. Each of these companies ought to have local companies who service your area and they should carry several models or series from these particular companies.
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