VinylBilt has about 15 different lines under various names. Platinum is the best mix of cost/value for products built under their own name. Diamond windows are better left when you want wood look stain inside, or need an architectural casement window that opens. I used to really like VB's Platinum windows but in the last 6-8 months those I have seen just aren't at the same quality as what they were building even a year ago. Weld joints look messier, overall fit and finish has declined. I don't know why.deadsea wrote: ↑Oct 25th, 2017 11:00 amI am also looking at VinylBilt windows for my project. VinylBilt has three lines: Platinum and Diamond, what are the major differences between the two? I can see that the diamond series has the highest ER of 40 with Platinum having 36 and they are both for zone 1,2, and 3.
In addition, I am looking at Hometech and Dayside windows as well. How do Vinylbilt windows compare to Hometech/Dayside?
As for comparing windows, get the stats sheet on the specific windows you plan on buying and compare them. U value, solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) and air infiltration are the ones I look at the most. Also warranty terms and conditions (not just high level) and if they include labour and transfer costs to the next owners of your house.
jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.