Hurricane Impact Windows - Who to choose?

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Hello,

I'm working on a flip in the Miami area and I'm looking to change out all the windows. I've dug around and talked to a few window people to get estimates and it seems like each installer is trying to sell me on a different brand and I'm trying to understand the differences and advantages of each. 

The brands I've been bid on have been:
Eco Windows
CGI Sparta Series
Lawson Industries
ESWindows
Assura

Assura is from home depot, main advantage i've found is that they have a quick lead time of 4 weeks, compared to everyone else saying 6-8 weeks.

CGI I heard its a reputable brand with a good warranty 

Lawson, cheapest quote but Im' hearing has a huge lead time now and they have been messing up peoples orders with sizes or specifications

ES Windows, comes from Colombia and I heard spare parts, replacements and customer service is terrible

Eco, I haven't really heard much about but price seems close to what I'm being quoted for CGI Spartas 

Anybody on here with more experience that can help me narrow it down? 

Ashraf, would you mind sharing which windows you went with? I have to replace the ones on my rental in Stuart this year and have been doing research on cost and if I should get impact rated or not. I live in Virginia and usually only pay around $250 per window for replacement in my flips. 

Hi Ashraf - I'm currently in the process of getting impact windows on a SFH. The brand I went with was SIW windows. It's not the cheapest yet their price were not that much more than their competitors and SIW was a better product. Also they offer a lifetime warranty.

Adonis

Hi Ashraf - I'm currently in the process of getting impact windows on a SFH. The brand I went with was SIW windows. It's not the cheapest yet their price were not that much more than their competitors and SIW was a better product. Also they offer a lifetime warranty.

Adonis