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Old 02-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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Hello and thanks in advance. We have two windows in the front of our house that we want to replace with bigger windows. They are about 51x33 and we would like to get wider ones and possibly longer. Can anyone recommend a quality affordable(is that possible) brand? We live in NY on Long Island.

I have someone to install them...just looking to purchase.


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What country is that?
Not sure if there avalible in your area but I like Wincor and Simonton windows.

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What country is that?
Not sure if there avalible in your area but I like Wincor and Simonton windows.
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HiMark, Okna, Softlite, and Sunrise are a handful of the top performing vinyl products. You should have your pick being in NY, however you'll have to find a dealer that sells them for DIY install. Most dealers sell the premium brands "installed" only.
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HiMark, Okna, Softlite, and Sunrise are a handful of the top performing vinyl products. You should have your pick being in NY, however you'll have to find a dealer that sells them for DIY install. Most dealers sell the premium brands "installed" only.
Thanks...that's my issue. I need to find a dealer that will let me just buy them. Thanks again
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Look in the yellow pages under siding, what your looking for is a siding distributor. Most also sell windows.
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Most of the brands sold in supply houses are not the "top tier". They definitely have solid choices, but the top performers are typically sold through dealer networks. There are dealers that sell to DIY, so I would just research the product first, then contact the manufacturer for a referral to a dealer. Okna/HiMark in particular is just outside of Philadelphia and should have a bunch of dealers in your general area. You can contact them through their website if interested:
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Most of the brands sold in supply houses are not the "top tier". They definitely have solid choices, but the top performers are typically sold through dealer networks. There are dealers that sell to DIY, so I would just research the product first, then contact the manufacturer for a referral to a dealer. Okna/HiMark in particular is just outside of Philadelphia and should have a bunch of dealers in your general area. You can contact them through their website if interested:
www.himarkwindows.com
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THanks. Our two current windows we want to replace dimensions are roughly 51x33 and we would like something a little wider and maybe even longer of possible but if not then def wider by several inches. Our budget is about $300-400 per window. Is that possible for a good window? Obviously not looking for the highest quality but something that has good insulating properties.
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Have you checked with your installer on who they purchase from.
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Depending on the details, if you make the window larger(wider), you will have to do some framing/altering and possibly a new header over the top. You are just replacing one hole in the wall (old window) with a larger hole in the wall (new window). Since most problems (65%+) with windows come from the installation, make sure the installer is really good and just the normal installer/nail bender. - That is a big hole in the wall with a big perimeter and potential problem areas.

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I am having a family friend do the install.
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+1 for what concretemasonry said. I think it also bears mentioning that be sure you have someone installing that also knows how to properly flash around the window to ensure it is weather tight!

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