We have just started getting quotes to replace the wood windows on the front, south facing, of our house. We live just outside Atlanta. So far I have the following quotes:
Vytex Fortis: $8777
Window World 4000 series DH: $7218
Have another 3 quotes to come in - one should be for Simonton either Generations or Prism, not sure of the other 2 yet. All quotes are for 10 double hung, grid between the glass, full screen, 2 color; one palladium window and one transom window.
From what I've read I really should run from the WW and the Vytex - does that still hold true? The windows we are replacing are starting to rot and my biggest question is in the replacements, each company so far has said that they would clad the wood frame in vinyl on site. I think this is what has me really confused/concerned - if the wood is already rotting out, why would they want to clad it in vinyl? Wouldn't that just delay the window rotting away anyway?
Due to budget constraints, we are looking to only replace the windows on the front of the house. The remaining windows and siding will get replaced over the next couple of years. And yes - we are tied by homeowners covenants thus the reasons for the 2 color, full screens and grids. The between the glass is simply for ease of cleaning on my part!
Thank you all for your help! We will be in the house for at least 4 more years - probably longer because about the time we pay it off in 4 years, our oldest will start college!