For instance, should you select Andersen windows for the brand recognition? Or Marvin, which are good for custom projects? Or Milgard because they’re not too expensive and are good quality? Or Jeld-Wen because of the myriad choices? Or Pella because there are Pella window stores? Or another brand?
Even more confused?
Check out this survey at Professional Builder magazine where several contractors reveal the products they decided on for their own homes.
What do you notice?
Here’s what: There’s no consensus! From windows to siding to counter tops to fixtures, each builder chose, almost without exception, a different product. So are these products so different? Is one superior? Or is it all based on personal preference? Or chance?
I say relax, make your best guess, and then get on with it!
(Photo: The front porch of contractor Matt Plaskoff’s Hidden Hills home.)