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July 22, 2014 at 12:03 PM #21195July 22, 2014 at 1:25 PM #776990FlyerInHiGuest
I recommend this company.
You can order windows from Home Depot if you’re going to install them yourself.
Do you plan on doing “retrofit” or “new construction” windows?
If you plan on doing extensive remodeling then “new construction” is better. I personally hate the look of retrofit windows. But it’s just me…I’m particular about everything.July 22, 2014 at 7:21 PM #776995UCGalParticipant
We had aluminum single pane, thermally crappy windows.
We’re in a fire zone so we chose to go with metal clad wood windows. (Double pane, low E, etc.) We tried to get the fire/heat ratings for the vinyl windows and couldn’t get any response from any of the manufacturers. Our concern is that vinyl melts in high temps (like a wildfire)- and the window could fall out, and then your house burns down.
Every window contractor we talked to said they’d be able to do metal clad wood windows, but when the quote was delivered it was vinyl windows being quoted. We gave up on window contractors.
We ordered the metal clad wood windows from Sierra Pacific. We’ve been very happy with them. My husband installed them.July 23, 2014 at 1:20 AM #776998CA renterParticipant
[quote=FlyerInHi]I recommend this company.
This is who we’ve used in the past. They are professional and know their stuff. Probably not “cheap,” but worth the extra money, IMO.July 23, 2014 at 8:38 AM #777000SD TransplantParticipant
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Pelican Replacement Windows did come up in my search……I’ll give them a shot.July 23, 2014 at 11:21 AM #777006ljinvestorParticipant
I like the Milgard Tuscany series. Reasonable price and Milgard has good customer service.
My parents recently did vinyl retrofit and since they are part of a very active HOA I recommended they use a company for everything. They ended up using Newman and were pleased with the results and service.July 23, 2014 at 11:27 AM #777007desmondParticipant
I used Milgard and did the work myself, but that was in 2005. If your somewhat handy you can do it. If your thinking of doing it yourself just order 1 window and see how it goes. I see that Anderson Windows now have replacements
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