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Bayamon62 03-23-2013 08:33 PM

Windows in Decatur Alabama
I have had quite a few quotes for 11 double hung windows , Gutter-Guard from Birmingham Al. started their quote by saying ..." our windows run about 1k apiece "... it took me less than 30 seconds to get him out my house ,He was selling Soft-Side windows which i taught were good windows , but not at that price , i have two local contractors quote Wincore 5400 one quote is $4k the other i think is pretty good at $3.5k, both also quoted the Simonton 5050 one at $3.8k the other at $3.6K, i had quotes from Window World $3.5k, Window Depot $3.4 k after some serious haggling, Lowe's quoted Pellas 350 $5.9k and Home Depot Simonton 6100 $5k.

So..... i am wore out , had enough, i am going with the Wincore 5400 for $3.5K unless i am missing something ,
i need a contract signed before April 2 , so your help and input is much appreciated , Thanks .

joecaption 03-23-2013 08:54 PM

Wincor and Simonton are all I install, never had a single call back.
A lot depends on who installs them how well they work out.
FYI, no ones going to fill in that silly Poll, just post the question next time.

Windows on Wash 03-25-2013 08:56 AM

+1 to Joe's advice.

Both are solid companies and certainly the two best of your list.

HomeSealed 03-25-2013 09:21 AM

I agree, both windows are solid, and from solid manufacturers (Simonton even more so). That said, if you are worried about warranty, I would assume that you are also looking for a solid installation company that will do a quality install and be around for years to come to service you. At a little over $300 per window, that is not going to happen. Without getting into too many details, that is less than the direct cost of material and installation for an established company, not to mention all of the other overhead costs like a location, insurances, advertising, etc, etc... I'm not saying that you need to pay $1k per window by any means, but $300 is at the other end of the spectrum.

Bayamon62 03-25-2013 09:34 AM

Windows in Decatur Al.
thanks for your reply I feel pretty good about both of the contractors that quoted the Windcore 5400 window and I am looking forward to signing a contract with 1 of those guys they're both local companies been around for a long time....for the price of the home and our neighborhood were houses run about 120k to 180k I feel the upgrades cannot exceed what the market will support....rdturn

HomeSealed 03-25-2013 11:54 AM

Fair points bayamon. You mentioned on the other forum that this is a "friend" or something along those lines, so I have to believe that is a large factor in your pricing, unless this guy is just a one man shop working out of his home with no overhead.

Bayamon62 03-31-2013 04:38 PM

thanks for the insight on my project , Even using a TVA (Tennesse Valley Authority) certified contractor the price for windows in this area are from $350 to $400 per unit installed for Both Wincore 5400 and Simonton 5050....also currently we have two rebates which will help on the total cost , the TVA rebate requires the work to be inspected by one of the TVA energy inspectors to insure the job meets their criteria , contractor has to agreed to repair any deficiencies found by the inspector to retain his qualification in the program it provides double assurance for the home owner ... we already had our Energy audit from TVA which qualifies us for a rebate, Tuesday we have a NEXXUS energy audit which also provides another rebate.

So Tomorrow is signing day, i liked the Wincore 5400 , welds seam a little cleaner when i compared them side by side , i think performance wise they both meet the Energy star qualification with Low E and argon.....Any final toughts ?

kwikfishron 03-31-2013 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Bayamon62 (Post 1149808)
Any final toughts ?

It's nice to see someone actually doing their homework. :thumbsup: These days that seems to the exception more than the rule.

Bayamon62 03-31-2013 08:04 PM

believe me i am driving my wife insane , she seams to think that i Over think this issue ....but i hate to bu something that later turns out to be junk ....i hope i made the right choice ....thanks

Windows on Wash 03-31-2013 10:30 PM

Wincore is the better of that comparison in my opinion as well.

HomeSealed 04-01-2013 01:25 PM

Solid choice, they should serve you well :)

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