There are numerous window brands in the market today. Those among the top of the list get excellent reviews from industry professionals. But for regular homeowners or novice building contractors, there is no easy way to tell which among these is the most suitable window brand for their varying needs and expectations.
So how can you find out about the best window brand for your residential or commercial space?
This compilation would be a great guide for all window shoppers. Nevertheless, popularity and size is not the only gauge. First, you have to know your priorities. Consider the five major factors that are most important for your window selection: window material, energy efficiency, warranty, price, and customer service. Take a look at some of the window brands in the market right now.
Andersen is a company that specializes in wood windows and composite replacement windows. Placing 104th in Forbes Magazine’s 2004 annual listing of the largest private companies in the United States, it makes more than 5 million of window units made from Fibrex wood or plastic composite materials. All of its window products have the FSC Chain-of-Custody Certification. It boasts of its Andersen 200 and 400 Window Series with Low-E glass and Energy Star Label.
Kolbe and Kolbe has been manufacturing high quality windows for more than 60 years now. You can choose from its extensive line of products made from wood, clad wood, vinyl, and aluminum windows. Due to its expansion efforts and cutting-edge training and development facilities, it nabbed the Window & Door 2003 Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Plant. Kolbe and Kolbe can provide standard units and custom-designed windows for new construction settings, restoration, renovation, and even historic replication. Its window warranty ranges from 5, 10, and 20 years.
Loewen is a name synonymous to luxury windows and storm windows. This Manitoba company celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2005. It exports its luxury windows made from Douglas fir wood to fifteen different countries including United States, UK, Japan, Mexico, and Latin America. Its Storm Window Series provides 60% more insulating power than other competitors, keeping your home or business area cool during hot days and warm during cold days. Loewen has its standard limited warranty, which applies to all products.
Lawson started in 1960 and began producing premium-grade window products from high quality materials. As the oldest and largest manufacturer of windows in South Florida, it has been a respectable member of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Home Builders. It specializes in making windows with annealed tinted glass (heat-absorbing), tempered glass, insulated glass, and reflective glass. One of the most requested products from Lawson is its Egress window, which is perfect as emergency and rescue openings for homes and business spaces. Lawson has one of industry-best warranties that is guaranteed from the day the windows are placed on your home or business area even until your lifetime.
These are just some of the window brands you can choose from. You can check out its website or visit any show room near your area so you can talk to any dealer.