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Jeremy12 03-12-2012 08:26 AM

help with window purchase
 
Hello, I am currently looking at getting new windows for our house and am new to this. We had one company come to our house for a quote and seemed a little high just trying to figure out what windows really cost. The windows are uniframe windows, which I had never heard of, they are "special" pvc type windows according to the saleman they dont fade, chalk etc like typical pvc windows, they have insulated frames and nonprorated lifetime warranty. We have our choice between double pane (r value around 5) and triple pane (r value around 7) with a $150 per window upgrade fee. They will also be replacing the 6 foot sliding patio [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]door[/color][/color]. In our living room there will be 2 double hung then a 5 foot picture window around 57 inches tall for those three windows. The rest of the windows average around 45x45 in. So total windows 9 double hung, 1 picture window and one sliding door for around $13000 [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]installed[/color][/color]. A few questions I have, living in Iowa where temps in winter can be well below zero with windchill, to 90-100 degrees in summer, is it worth the cost of getting triple panes? Does this number seem resonable for price? Any input would be greatly appreciated

hammerlane 03-12-2012 10:24 AM

You say $13K for all windows and door. On the quote, what are they charging for the 9 double hungs? What are they charging for the one picture window? What are they charging for the sliding door ?

Don't they have the prices broken down for each category?

If not call them back and tell them you require this information.

Are the new windows as you call them replacement windows or new construction windows?

Windows on Wash 03-12-2012 05:04 PM

Average window and probably not worth that much money. Nothing of what they specified is actually a distinguishing feature either. All well built vinyl windows don't chip, fade, etc.

Their thermal numbers are also misrepresented too so that gives me even more pause in dealing with somebody like that.

Where is the home located? Windows are somewhat regional and there are much better brands.

HomeSealed 03-13-2012 09:14 AM

Isn't this the same question on two threads?


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