Choices - Simonton vs Thermal Industries?

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Choices - Simonton vs Thermal Industries?

#1 Post by tcmich » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:23 pm

Can anybody offer feedback on either Simonton Prism Platinum or Thermal Industries replacement windows in Traverse City Mich area?My quotes were very far apart for 12 windows ($4300 vs. $8100)? any huge difference in windows?
Can anyone reccomend any good contractors for installation? Thanks tcmich

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Re: Choices - Simonton vs Thermal Industries?

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:19 pm

Which was which price and are you comparing apples to apples (i.e. double pane, low-e, grids, etc.)

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Re: Choices - Simonton vs Thermal Industries?

#3 Post by tcmich » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:32 pm

Sorry, they were comparable - Simonton-double hung, no grids, complete trim outside, argon, lowE, 1" IGU with foam superspacer, the Simonton was less expensive at $4300. The Thermal industries window was comparable bt wanted $8100 for 7/8" with argon in all. Simonton contractor wanted 1/2 down to start. Other offered financing on a credit card. Thanks for any advice obviously I need a couple more quotes here.

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#4 Post by Skydawggy » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:52 pm

tcmich wrote:Sorry, they were comparable - Simonton-double hung, no grids, complete trim outside, argon, lowE, 1" IGU with foam superspacer, the Simonton was less expensive at $4300. The Thermal industries window was comparable bt wanted $8100 for 7/8" with argon in all. Simonton contractor wanted 1/2 down to start. Other offered financing on a credit card. Thanks for any advice obviously I need a couple more quotes here.
TI makes several lines of windows. Unless the dealer was showing you the Park Avenue, I go with Simonton.

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Re: Choices - Simonton vs Thermal Industries?

#5 Post by Windows on Washington » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:36 am

Hands down, Simonton is your choice.

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