Windows - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 71
Rewards Points: 75


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.



splinter2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 11,188
Rewards Points: 5,336

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.


Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 06:10 AM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Rewards Points: 2,000

For replacement vinyl I use Viwinco. They are a regional manufacturer based in Morgantown Pa, not sure if they go to Indiana. Check For new construction, I like Andersen400, Weathershield, Marvin, but never Pella. Marvin and Weathershield make a replacement sash kit(tiltpac).
Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 02:50 PM   #4
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 71
Rewards Points: 75


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...
splinter2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 03:23 PM   #5
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: west of chicago
Posts: 462
Rewards Points: 410

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 how is that for a bribe?

Heres the Integrity site just punch in your location for nearby distributors.

Last edited by High Gear; 01-07-2010 at 03:47 PM.
High Gear is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Comparing Replacement Windows Amycat Windows and Doors 72 05-31-2014 08:56 AM
replace anderson windows hobbyguy2002 Remodeling 13 12-06-2009 09:34 PM
Typical Cost to Install Anderson 400 Windows jombres General DIY Discussions 1 10-16-2009 09:57 PM
Windows XP Mode in Windows 7! poppameth PC Repairs & Upgrades 5 04-28-2009 12:18 PM
How do I install new windows? RickT Carpentry 17 10-12-2006 06:06 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1