Which windows?
mmilstein12
January 13, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi, which replacement windows are best?
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Have a qualified remodeler visit your home and give you some ideas. Your options are affected by the construction of your home and the type of siding.
January 13, 2013 at 4:08pm   
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onthefence
Also, I'd suggest you get estimates from a couple places AND compare your estimates for replacement windows to a couple estimates for installing full frame.

I'm not sure I've got the terminology right here - but if not, hopefully someone will correct me.
January 13, 2013 at 4:14pm   
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Olde World Artisans
As a former estimator for a glass company, and having sold thousands of windows, I would say, stay away from the companies that offer the "$189 any size " windows. I would go with a reputable local shop that is not a national franchise. Look for a window that has something other than spiral balances to raise the window. Spiral balances are the quickest to fail. Most quality windows will offer at least a ten year warranty on the glass with the better ones giving lifetime warranty against seal failure.

Hope that helps.
January 13, 2013 at 5:05pm   
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groveraxle
I replaced all my 100-year-old windows with Marvin Windows. Small company that's been in business forever. Great windows, and unlike Pella, they didn't make a stink about accommodating my sloping sills. http://www.marvin.com/
January 13, 2013 at 5:27pm   
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Onthefence, absolutely right. I think we are all saying stay away from the typical "replacement window" and go with something that is a full replacement of the window (frame and all).
January 13, 2013 at 5:34pm   
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