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by seabiscuit68
Thu May 24, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Am I Going Insane?

I also might look into just trying to fix the rotted sills on the existing windows. They are wood windows from 1990 (double pane). I'm sure there is zero chance I make up even a tiny fraction of the money spent on these 18 windows through energy savings, so it seems like a good idea to see if I can ...
by seabiscuit68
Thu May 24, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Am I Going Insane?

Also, I typed this up on the other forum to give the full details of the windows: Alright, I am finally home and can break this down since it isn't exactly clear what I have and what I'm getting. There are 18 holes that I'm filling. Here is a breakdown of the 18 holes: 2x - 21" x 61" Casement with 2...
by seabiscuit68
Thu May 24, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Am I Going Insane?

Sorry if I come off as not listening, I was simply trying to determine why my perception of prices and the reality of prices are so disconnected. Through more research and what you guys are telling me, the disconnect happens due to a few things: 1. Full Frame replacements add 20-25% to the cost of i...
by seabiscuit68
Wed May 23, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Am I Going Insane?

5% - 10%: that is a pretty major increase for a supplier. I actually did tell the guy straight up that I will be waiting until the end of the summer for the prices to stabilize (hopefully). At that point I would contact him again. He had no issue with it (didn't push anything) and said to make sure ...
by seabiscuit68
Wed May 23, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Am I Going Insane?

I definitely agree about the sales tactics. When he said $60k I almost laughed at him. Then there was a magic 20% discount. Then there was a "you only get this discount if you sign today 10%" which brought the price down a little more. Then when I said no, there was a "here's the best price I can gi...
by seabiscuit68
Tue May 22, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Am I Going Insane?

Good info here. Here are a little more details. The first quote (custom Sunrise window) is for full-frame replacement. The second quote (Soft-Lite) is for basic replacement (not full frame). We have cedar siding but it shouldn't be majorly impacted by the install. Also, basic white for the interior ...
by seabiscuit68
Mon May 21, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Am I Going Insane?

Everywhere I look, I'm seeing quotes for windows ranging from $400 - $1000 for vinyl replacements. I live in MN and have gotten two quotes so far and went in fully expecting those values...instead, I'm getting quotes of between $1800 and $2500. The first company says the windows range from $2k to $2...