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 Post subject: Okna Windows
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:17 pm 

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After reading tons, I'm leaning towards Okna for my vinyl replacment windows. Got WOW quote for $575 DH installed and $650 for casement. Does that sound high? I'm assuming it's the entry level window ( 400 series??) I've heard they are an excellent company and that is worth something as well. There are 12 DH and 2 casements. I've read that someone got quotes in the $350.00 range on this boards. Seems weird. I'm in DC area with a 1950's brick rambler with original windows. Lot's of air blowing through the house, condensation, cold, cold cold.

I've had quotes ranging from $4200 (Window World) to $6,700 (American Windows) to $12,000 (Hodges windows) to $5,100 from Window Universe. (I think that was for more like 8 casements and 4 DH. ) I like the Okna best though. Should I try to bargain at all? :?: :)


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 Post subject: Re: Okna Windows
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:40 pm 

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That's actually very good pricing for the Okna window. We are a bit higher than that but we are in a different area. As far as someone quoting 350 per window, no one is installing that particular window that cheaply. That quote you saw was found not to include capping, lowE/ argon, debris removal, or installation. It was a marketing strategy to get a prospective home owner call for an appointment. Anytime a dealer offers pricing that low, there is always a catch. As far as window world, they use Alside and it's a below average product that I could never recommend. Congrats on you finding a reputable company in WOW. Good luck and let us know how it goes. I'm sure you'll be happy.


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 Post subject: Re: Okna Windows
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:58 pm 

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ranger wrote:
That's actually very good pricing for the Okna window. We are a bit higher than that but we are in a different area. As far as someone quoting 350 per window, no one is installing that particular window that cheaply. That quote you saw was found not to include capping, lowE/ argon, debris removal, or installation. It was a marketing strategy to get a prospective home owner call for an appointment. Anytime a dealer offers pricing that low, there is always a catch. As far as window world, they use Alside and it's a below average product that I could never recommend. Congrats on you finding a reputable company in WOW. Good luck and let us know how it goes. I'm sure you'll be happy.


Thanks, I think I'll go with them. Have heard nothing but good about Okna and Windows on Washington. The members of this board helped me tremendously! Thanks for all the thoughtful and intelligent posts. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Okna Windows
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:19 pm 

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Happy holidays.
You are welcome.
Do all of us a kindness and report back here after all is done.
Good choice in product and contractor.


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 Post subject: Re: Okna Windows
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:06 pm 

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I just had 13 Okna 500 DHs installed and they worked out to about $490 ea. installed. Will obviously vary a bit depending on window sizes. I went thru WoW and couldn't be happier with the outcome.


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 Post subject: Re: Okna Windows
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:28 pm 

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That's the best price I've ever seen for the 500 series. The windows were probably very small and the most simplistic install. Windows on Washington does one heck of an install though. Talk about a grand slam...
The Okna 800 EnviroStar averages around 600 per for double pane.


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 Post subject: Re: Okna Windows
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:02 am 
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ranger wrote:
That's the best price I've ever seen for the 500 series. The windows were probably very small and the most simplistic install. Windows on Washington does one heck of an install though. Talk about a grand slam...
The Okna 800 EnviroStar averages around 600 per for double pane.


His pricing is very close to that in my area. Different parts of the country can have different market pricing than yours.


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 Post subject: Re: Okna Windows
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:14 am 

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