Window Upgrades in Phoenix

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Window Upgrades in Phoenix

#1 Post by TJP » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:01 pm

I am looking to upgrade 1960's windows in a 1 bedroom apartment in the Phoenix area.

There is a 47" x 47" window, 95" x 47" window and 69.5" x 79.5" sliding door.

U-Factor: 0.34 SHGC: 0.23 VLT: 0.53 CR: 52 \ STC: 30 OITC: 24 EWR: 30

I had one company come out and they quoted Amsco Studio Flush Fin LowE366, it's about $2500 total for the 3. Is that reasonable? Their boilerplate says they won't remove and re-install the window coverings which surprised me. Is that typical these days?

Also, is Argon needed in Phoenix?

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Re: Window Upgrades in Phoenix

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:31 pm

That pricing is crazy aggressive.

We don't remove and reinstall blinds either. Too many things can go wrong there.

Argon isn't a must in Phoenix given the climate.

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Re: Window Upgrades in Phoenix

#3 Post by TheWindowNerd » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:50 am

We R&R window treatments and alarms if it is part of the spec and is figured as a separate charge.
We prefer not to do the window treatments just like everyone else.

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Re: Window Upgrades in Phoenix

#4 Post by TJP » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:24 pm

I got another quote for the following:

Simonton DaylightMax 7300 Tip-to-Tip; Block
Frame w/Track Fill; Intercept; ProSolar Shade Low E; Argon Gas; Double
Glazed; Double Strength (1/8"); Half Screen Fiberglass Integral Pull Rail; A1
Lock Rail Only; Tape Applied; One Air Latch; Two Cam White; Logo Lock;
Corrosion Resist Roller/Glide (UI=95"); DP:15; Test Number=C9016.01; U-
Factor:.29; SHGC:.23;


It's about $3,300. Is this a better window?

In any event, my apartment must be inexpensive to cool because the projected electric bill is negligible. It seems this would be mainly for aesethetics.

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Re: Window Upgrades in Phoenix

#5 Post by HomeSealed » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:39 pm

I'd agree with the other pros. Very low pricing, and very few contractors will remove and reinstall window treatments. Even when they do, it almost always comes with a damage waiver. 5 times in 10 something will break.... The prices that you are seeing a what I'd expect for a quality door alone, with no windows included. As WoW stated, very aggressive in this case. Are these reputable installation companies?

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Re: Window Upgrades in Phoenix

#6 Post by TJP » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:05 pm

They both seem to have good reviews to me. For the Simonton quote, the owner seems to do the installs himself.

The Amsco quote was K&J:

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