Alside Mezzo vs Stanek
I have a nicer home with wood windows where some need replaced. I'm looking at Alside Mezzo and Stanek. I have no idea how to shop for replacement windows. Are these two quality? How do they compare? Should I stay with wood? Is there a better option that would be more fitting for a home valued around $300K? My zip code is 44060. Thank you for any guidance.
Laurie - Homeowner - October 13, 2016
Website Editor's Answer
Laurie, I would say that the Alside Mezzo is a middle of the road vinyl window. I like the Stanek vinyl window better, I would put that in the high end of the mid range vinyl window market. I would definitely recommend making the jump from wood to vinyl, unless you HAVE TO HAVE wood for aesthetics reasons. A quality vinyl window makes so much more sense for most homeowners -- price, warranty, maintenance, performance.
I would get a couple more bids if I were you -- see if local companies carry Okna, Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Zen, Polaris, or even Wallside. Feel free to shoot me the bid price, window series, and project price and I can weigh in on what I think is your best option.
Editor Jim R. - October 13, 2016