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Old 05-13-2009, 04:48 PM   #16
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This would be a capital improvement. There should be no sales tax.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:04 PM   #17
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Still too expensive, the energy company doesn't really cover the cost that much...
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:18 PM   #18
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Still too expensive, the energy company doesn't really cover the cost that much...

Reading all the posts and trying to come with justfying paying so much... Sounds like you did the right thing in backing out of your agreement. I sell Marvin and Andersen also most everyday...I think you could have had either installed for that price.... or close too it Renewal by Andersen is about $950 to $1200 a hole depending on the window, still little pricey. But, like what one of the posts added...it depends on how much work has to be done to install these windows (capping, finishing the outside, molding replacement on the inside, cusotm made jambs, etc...)... I would recommend wood over vinyl - Marvin then Andersen... they are close in price and quality when you are comparing Marvins DH to the Andersen Woodwright (not 400 Series Tilt Wash) I think Andersen has a better patio door-Marvin has a better Casement Window, Marvin has more options, Andersen is more affordable. I would get at least 3 quotes maybe more...not all in the same day..it might confuse you.. take notes from each visit from each contractor or installer... Silver Line is a little better than most people think.. but Siminton then Allsides, then maybe GreatLakes then Silver Line. Silver Windows 9500 Series and 8500 Series are really above most in quality. But, I do not think Andersen WIndows really wants to put their name on that window...They bought them 2 or 3 three years ago...and there has been no changes to the window or they have not put their Name on it for a reason...VINYL is still VINYL plastic... yes maybe more economicail but still vinyl windows aren't really that great compared to most wood windows.... Do your homework, get several quotes and ask many questions as possible... read the fine print...remember you "hope" to replace these windows once....I been selling windows since 1992...the vinyl segment is growing every year... wood clad is flat in sales but it still the fair better choice -no matter what- no matter the warranty- regardless...Most wood windows should last you 20 to 40 years especially the Marvins or Andersens Woodwrights...most vinyl companies are here today and gone tomorrow..lifetime could mean as long as they are in business... here today gone tomorrow..and then you will be hoodwinkled ..no need for that..good luck
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Be very careful, price is not everything! Fact is you could get a window that you'll get service on for the same price! I am a contractor who used to deal with silverline before the owner sold it to Anderson windows 5 or 6 years ago! Now they charge more and give you less. You will be sick when you call to get a seal failure fixed as what is the biggest service problem on the vinyl replacement thermal pane windows. 2 years ago a customer of mine needed service on a patio door. I called silverline and sent the service to them multiple times over a 6 month period and finally had to have the customer call too, after finally having to threaten them the part was delivered. If you want a great product, go Alside! I don't even buy from them anymore but they are great, I've done windows for almost 30 years and that is the window that went into my own house and I can buy any window at dealer pricing. I went with the best! They have labels at the top of every window and you give them the number on that label, they'll UPS a sash to you and it takes all of 30 seconds to install it because of the superior balancer shoes they use on the windows!!
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Be very careful, price is not everything! Fact is you could get a window that you'll get service on for the same price! I am a contractor who used to deal with silverline before the owner sold it to Anderson windows 5 or 6 years ago! Now they charge more and give you less. You will be sick when you call to get a seal failure fixed as what is the biggest service problem on the vinyl replacement thermal pane windows. 2 years ago a customer of mine needed service on a patio door. I called silverline and sent the service to them multiple times over a 6 month period and finally had to have the customer call too, after finally having to threaten them the part was delivered. If you want a great product, go Alside! I don't even buy from them anymore but they are great, I've done windows for almost 30 years and that is the window that went into my own house and I can buy any window at dealer pricing. I went with the best! They have labels at the top of every window and you give them the number on that label, they'll UPS a sash to you and it takes all of 30 seconds to install it because of the superior balancer shoes they use on the windows!!
Hope this helps, joemal
Some one replied with go Marvin, and you bet! If you want to pay more, disassemble the windows to stain the entire unit and get a 10 year glass only warranty.. go wood! But again read the warranty typically the wood is not warrantied AT ALL!
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basically.. i should do it myself it looks like.. $823 per window is too much..
I'd have to agree with you, I did my own, and with 14 of them, I STILL didn't pay as much as you are being quoted for ONE! (Approx. $800 for ALL of them.)
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I cancelled the order..
Not sure that OP is listening, since they said that they cancelled the order in question... 3 years ago, and it doesn't appear as if they have been back since.
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Yeah, but it still makes me feel good knowing how much I saved doing my own. Po)

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I feel you. So far ive saved 2g's by installing my own windows
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Yeah, but it still makes me feel good knowing how much I saved doing my own. Po)

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True.... I saved over $10,000 doing my own, so I feel pretty good about that. Texturing my own ceilings evidently saved me a few more grand too! lol

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Hey Dangermouse, since this thread has been revived by this weeks "i just registered and must now revive old posts and never return to this site" user why not keep it going? I'm very interested in what type of windows you bought since mine are 83 yrs old hehe.
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The brands vary, since I bought a few from here, a couple from there. What I did was I went to builder supply business with approx. measurements and asked if they had any brand new, though mis-measured, windows "out back" doing nothing. (contractor returns) Most of them had at least a few, (many had dozens) they were happy to let me have for about 10%-30% what they would have been. For instance, my side by side 6'x6' picture widows in the dining room would have been $860 EACH installed, but I paid $200 for them both. They were the most expensive. Most of the others were $20.00 to $40.00 each.

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It does, thanks. I'll write that one down on "the list".
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Nobody mentioned Milgard windows in this old thread. I got their Tuscany vinyl windows and like them a lot. Of course, anything was an improvement over the 1980's builder crap windows we had..

http://www.milgard.com/windows/vinyl-windows/tuscany/

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