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by dcpete
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement windows scam?
Replies: 14
Views: 9317

Turns out the outragous quote I got was a mistake. The Grand Prize was for real and I've now got a quote that is substantially lower than other quotes I've received for similar products/installation. I ended up with Milgard Classic windows and I went with True-Frame for the Garden window. The total ...
by dcpete
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Newcastle II New Construction Vinyl Windows
Replies: 0
Views: 1231

Newcastle II New Construction Vinyl Windows

I got a quote on a LowE, Argon gas and grids. It seems like a reasonable price. Any opinions on the quality of these windows? Especially vs similar Milgard windows which I'm also considering.

Chris
by dcpete
Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement windows scam?
Replies: 14
Views: 9317

The first question is, why would you enter a contest to win a patio door when you don't have a place for one in your house? Well, we were hesitant, but they were a door and window company and we were just starting to look for windows. They said at the time that if we won, they would probably be abl...
by dcpete
Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement windows scam?
Replies: 14
Views: 9317

Thanks for your comments. I'm quite happy with my 16 year old Andersen's. To me the quality is obvious. I have no regrets at all with that decision I made then. I don't really want to debate top-tier windows with you. I would probably loose that debate :), plus that's not really what I'm after in th...
by dcpete
Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement windows scam?
Replies: 14
Views: 9317

Paneless, I appreciate your feedback. I am getting one small doublehung, but the other windows are all horizontal sliders - and the one garden window. I guess i need to do more homework on which model numbers I am looking at. You are the first person I've talked to that recommends against Milgard an...
by dcpete
Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: New construction vs Retro
Replies: 0
Views: 858

New construction vs Retro

I appreciate the feedback so far on a possible scam I'm in the middle of. I'm actually appreciative of that quote in that I am now doing my homework and am much more knowledgeable than when I started. I've now come to a decision on new construction and would appreciate any feedback on my decision. I...
by dcpete
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement windows scam?
Replies: 14
Views: 9317

Based on several quotes now, I am assuming there was a mistake conveying the message to me concerning the quote. I did ask twice and the sales guy said 13k, both time. I bet it's $1300 instead for material. That's not too far off if the grand prize is factored in and is for real. It is curious this ...
by dcpete
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement windows scam?
Replies: 14
Views: 9317

Sorry if I wasn't clear. The windows I'm being quoted for are Milgard. The windows I price compared at Home Depot were the same Milgard windows. I just got another quote from a local company for the same windows. This quote was $1920 windows/$2825 for labor. This is actually a cheaper quote than I g...
by dcpete
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement windows scam?
Replies: 14
Views: 9317

Replacement windows scam?

At a recent concert event I dropped my name in a hat for a new sliding glass door from Milgard, from a local company. A few days later I got a call from the window company and they told me I was "The Grand Prize Winner" of the new door. They told me the prize was the new door plus installation. The ...