Renewal By Andersen vs. OKNA 600
John, I received another quote and would like to get your opinion on it. A summary for 14 replacement windows in Central VA:
Renewal by Anderson: $20,000
Home Depot (Simonton 6500): $10,400
Lowes (Reliabilt 3500): $5,200
Skyline Windows (OKNA 600): $7,000
Okna seems to be the better window at a reasonable price. They also install windows with their own (W2)employees rather than subcontractors which I think is good.
I am looking for trouble free windows that hopefully will last 20+ years and am willing to pay more to achieve that. Not sure if any of these would accomplish that. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
Scott - Homeowner - February, 2018
Website Editor's Answer
Scott, this is a no brainer -- the Renewal! No, I'm totally kidding. $20K for 14 windows, that is a whole boat load of cash. Honestly, the Okna 600 is the clear winner; the 600 series is a way better window than the Simonton 6500 and the Reliabilt 3500, and probably just as well made as the Renewal. You should probably get a quote from the Okna dealer on their 500 or 800 series, both of which are slightly better windows -- certainly this is true of the 800 series. The 600 series is still a good vinyl window that should absolutely last 20 years with good installation.
Editor John M. - February, 2018