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Topic: Woof, windows are ASSPENSIVE
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Woof, windows are ASSPENSIVE

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 6:22 PM
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Andersen windows...uber asspensive.

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Also, buying windows is as bad a timeshare spiel. JFC, I’m

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 6:27 PM
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just going to buy a new house next time.

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If you can wait out this Covid mess and go to a home show

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 6:43 PM
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We walked back and forth between 3 vendors bidding them against each other and went with a local company that made the windows to fit. They were cheaper than Anderson, Pella, or the other national brands and I know where to go in Taylors if I have a problem they won’t fix with a phone call.

They even beat Window World and my wife taught that girl in the commercial

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Hesh yosef

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 6:41 PM
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We are just getting warned up to interior paint and carpets. Holding off on windows until the seals break. Holding off on hvac for the same. Carpets and paint already suck because builder.

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Just burn the place down.***

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 8:16 PM
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THIS is why renting is awesome.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 12:04 AM
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I'm living in a house <100 yards from the atlantic ocean, and couldn't afford this place if they gave it to me.

I can't imagine I could pay the taxes and insurance, much less for new windows.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 8:48 AM
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home is window replacement cost.

Literally everyone thinks that replacing windows is cheaper than it is.

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Shop around....look at Pella....don’t buy from someone who

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 12:06 AM
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Sent a slick flyer in the mail.

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Apex, Pella, Andersen were all over $60k.***

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 8:46 AM
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Good grief

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 8:47 AM
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It’s been 10+ years since I did it, but I got Pella down to about $350-400 per window installed.

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We can't even get under the $1,500 per window.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 8:49 AM
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COVID pricing probably has some play, but yeah this has been a raw dog experience.


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Try these guys....

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 8:56 AM
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They’re a franchise, but the one here does great work. They can often restore foggy windows without replacement, but their replacement costs are really reasonable too.

https://www.theglassguru.com/raleigh/


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Sounds a bit excessive even if all 38 are double hung

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 9:08 AM
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With fiberglass frames. Is every window a custom fit floor to ceiling type deal?

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They're 32" x 74".

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 9:13 AM
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Apex can't even do their casement that big because of the triple pane is too heavy for the frame, they are limited to 72" so they would've needed to put in some blocking, which would look janky.

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There's your problem

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 9:18 AM
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no wonder it costs so #### much

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Block up the bottom part with some pallet wood and order

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 9:23 AM
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standard windows, single pane, and hang them yourself. All you need is a screwdriver and some thick mil white plastic and a knife to trim them out with.

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Re: Block up the bottom part with some pallet wood and order

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 9:25 AM
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Re: Woof, windows are ASSPENSIVE

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 12:14 AM
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Taylors Windows did us right recently. Manufactured in SC. They have a pretty good rep in the neighborhood forums and price well.

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That’s who did ours 15 years ago

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 7:15 AM
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Glad to hear they still do good work.

It really did impact the power bill in a positive way.

I don’t think they go to Raleigh

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My brother replaced all the windows on the 100+ year old

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 7:36 AM
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house he is renovating for not a terrible amount. They are certainly not the BEST windows out there as he is on a tight budget for the reno, but the local lumber yard got him some decent windows. The biggest savings is hanging them himself though. His comment was a $10k job (his house was quoted that) was about $2500 if you hang them yourself.

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How long ago was this?

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 8:47 AM
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And how many windows in that 100+ year old house?

We have 38 windows.

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Why did you buy a house with so many windows that need

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 8:51 AM
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to be replaced? That seems like an Aero-move.

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The house is 25 years old. It will be considered next time

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 8:55 AM
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when home buying the life of the window.

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Last week. Maybe 10 windows. It is a small 900ish SF

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 9:16 AM
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mill house near Winthrop University.

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Have you ever heard of clear plastic?

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 8:54 AM
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Redneck Window Repair - YouTube

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