Loewen Windows Reviews
Read 9 Loewen windows reviews from contractors and homeowners who have worked with and know this company's products and customer service record. Check on Loewen window prices.
Loewen Windows vs Andersen
We are planning on using Andersen Fiberglass A series for our remodel. Our budget is $3,000,000 but, if we can save $100,000 by spending smart, i am ceratinly for that.
The Andersen A Window are pretty amazing windows. If it were me, I would also get a bid on the Marvin Ultimate and see if Loewen has a dealer in your area, I think their windows are gorgeous too!
Loewen Window Review
Loewen is about the same price as Eagle, Kolbe, or Marvins, but they aren't the same quality. Eagle isn't as well made as Kolbe, but still better than Loewen. Jeldwen is even worse. I would stick with a Kolbe or Marvin, they are pretty close to the same price but a lot better. If money is a problem, I would stick it out and wait a couple of years, save up a little money, then get good windows before I'd buy Loewen or Jeldwens.
Wood Window Options
Ranking windows can get complicated, because one person could have a bad experience with an otherwise good window, or vice versa. Marvin is usually considered one of the best, especially among wood windows. Loewen is a good window, but no one has heard of them so they get left off the lists. Andersen is a good buy, too. I'm not too fond of Jeld Wen, Eagles, Weathershield windows, and I couldn't recommend them to anyone.
Loewen Ordering Issues
I'd recommend Loewen, sort of, but only with caution. About 10 years ago I had almost 40 custom doors and windows put for our renovation project. They kept sending us the wrong order, over and over again. Once we finally got the right ones, the install went great and we've been happy with them, but be careful when you order and make sure you get what you paid for.
Expensive Replacement Parts
I thought my Loewen windows were nice at first, but then they started breaking. Things happen, I wasn't upset at first when some cranks broke on my casements, but when I called to get replacement parts, I was shocked. They wanted $147 a piece for parts! That's ridiculous. If I'd known something simple was going to cost that much to fix. I would have gone with a different brand.
Loewen Windows vs Marvin
I sell both Marvin and Loewen windows, and I think they are both good products. Loewen is a small company, and they only sell through dealers, so it's important to go through a good one, they are the ones who'll handle most of your customer service after the sale. I'd get quotes from both Marvin and Loewen before deciding, though, because which one is the best value will depend on exactly what you're getting. If you're looking at wood, the big difference is the wood they use. Loewen usually uses Douglas fir, which has a little more pattern than pine, stains darker, and is a bit harder. Marvin uses Ponderosa Pine, so it's lighter in color but still looks nice. Pine will rot faster, so extruded aluminum or vinyl cladding and a good finish can help protect it. To me, the only real weakness Loewen has is the size. They are very small, a lot of people have never heard of them, and if something happened and they closed you'd be out of luck as far as repairs or service.
Loewen Wood Clad Windows
There are a lot of options for wood, fiberglass or vinyl windows in New York. The first thing you need to do is figure out what material and features you like, so you can narrow it down from there. If you like vinyl, Sunrise, Okna, Simonton, Gorell, and Softlite are all good windows with reasonable prices. Not as many people make fiberglass, but the Marvin Infinity is the best, no question. Wood is less common, too, but Marvin makes a good one, and so do Pella and Loewen. I'd stay away from RBA, the best you can say is they don't leak, and that shouldn't even be something you're thinking about. Of course windows shouldn't leak.
Loewen vs Marvin Windows
I have Loewen windows and Marvins and like them both. It's a whole lot cheaper in the long run to buy good windows once than to replace cheap ones every few years. If I was building a new home and the contractor recommended Hurds or Semco I'd walk away and find somebody else. They aren't good, and you can get much better ones without spending a whole lot more.
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