Doing a new construction vacation mountain home in Maine and struggling with my window choice. I have Anderson 400 series at my permanent residence in NY and love them. My builder has suggested Sanford Hill by Matthew Brothers. I will be doing double hung, white exterior and wood interior.
PRO: Honestly I love the design of the tilt wash hinges on the Matthews Bros over the Andersons. Also, Matthews Bros child safety latch prevents the windows from opening all the way. To fully open the window the safety latches have to be "clicked in". When the window is closed again, the safety latch re-engages. An extra step that I would gladly take to assure no accidents happen.
PRO: Sanford Hills brochure says they are high performing, energy efficient and seemingly appropriate for Maine's extreme climate changes. They are a Maine company who has been in business forever.
PRO: The total project quotes show that Matthews Bros are roughly $8000 cheaper than the Andersons.
CON: Sometimes, you get what you pay for.
CON: I don't know anyone who has these windows in their homes to get their review.