We're narrowing down window choices for our new construction. We're down to Marvin Wood-Ultrex and Kolbe Forgent. More info:
Does anyone have any input regarding these two options?
Thanks a ton for your input!
I have no experience with Marvin, but we are mid-build and just got our Kolbe order a couple weeks ago. We got VistaLuxe for most of our windows, but got Forgent in any wet rooms and I have to say they look and feel amaaaazing. Like, we both commented we could have easily gone with the Forgent all over the house and been plenty happy. We happened to have wanted a wood finish, but had we wanted black interiors we would have been pleased as punch. They are sleek, they feel good to the touch, solid, sexy even.
Our builders have worked with top of the line windows, by they way, and they were gushing about these windows, as well—, beauty, quality, and ease of installation. So I can at least give you that firsthand positive reaction. Haven’t lived with them yet, but they are beautiful and our trades folks give them the thumbs up.
Shay are you still happy with the Forgent windows?
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our builder is adamant that we go with Vinyl (15 K less) OR go with Anderson (20K more than Forgent!) because he is not familiar with Forgent.
We ended up going with the Marvin Infinity line (wood interior, fiberglass exterior). The quotes for the two were within $500 (45 windows, half of which are 6ft x 3ft). It was close but we felt more comfortable with ultrex vs the forgent material). Also, we preferred the look of the Marvin windows a bit more.
We're pretty happy thus far. To be far though, we just had the windows set this week so time will tell!