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Old 01-05-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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Iam in the market for new windows, I would like to do them myself, but dont want to buy from a Box Store, I live in Central Indiana, and have called a few places that do windows and they wount sell them that way. Is there a place where i can purchase windows (replacement) and do the work myself, Also what do you feel is a top window, These would be Double hung, I guess iam looking for the best bang for the Buck, arent we all, Thats why they call use DIY'ers. Thanks for the replys.



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Old 01-05-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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You might try local lumber yards for replacement windows. There are usually local replacement window companies that will sell you windows.
There could be companies that are local that your friends or neighbors have used. It's always better to get a heads up on windows that have some history on them. If that's not likely, a window company that's been in business for a while. Long term guarranties are of no use if the company goes belly up.
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For replacement vinyl I use Viwinco. They are a regional manufacturer based in Morgantown Pa, not sure if they go to Indiana. Check www.viwinco.com. For new construction, I like Andersen400, Weathershield, Marvin, but never Pella. Marvin and Weathershield make a replacement sash kit(tiltpac).
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Viwinco windows are here in Indiana But the bad thing is there only in Ft.Wayne which is about 1.5 hours north of me. Thanks Look like a Nice window though Bill...
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I have the Integrity ( by Marvin) new construction windows but I believe they make replacement also.

A lot of window for the buck in my opinion and I looked at a few.

Weathershield has two local places and it was like pulling teeth to get prices out of them.

Service/support counts for a lot also I can't say enough about the local Marvin/Integrity dealer.

Pella seems to toot there horn to much and don't deliver the goods , I've heard to many stories.

Lots of builders use Pella here locally cause they get free tools http://pro.pella.com/home.asp?u=builder how is that for a bribe?



Heres the Integrity site just punch in your location for nearby distributors.http://www.integritywindows.com/?page=Remodeling

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