I visited my window supplier's home this afternoon. He wanted me to see the installation of windows with brick moulding and without brick moulding. He says Andersen does not offer brick moulding and Loewen does offer it. The brick mould does make the window look more substantial.
Cost impact? Already the Loewen is a bit more expensive. And now the brick moulding will up the cost more.
I liked the hardware for Andersen a little better.