Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)

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Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)

#1 Post by stbailey » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:45 pm

I am in the process of building a Frank Lloyd Wright style house. Counting the detached garage and house windows we will have around 70 windows.

Please provide recommendations for a solid window that won't break the budget.
I live in Oklahoma so the temperatures run between -5 to 110+ F.

Thank you for your time and expertise.

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#2 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:03 am

Please provide a budget and we can try and help.
What material do you want the windows to be? Vinyl, clad wood, fiberglass
What color?
How will they operate?
avg size?

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Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)

#3 Post by Windows on Washington » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:27 am

+1

Need to know what you are comfortable with in terms of materials.

The best choice for performance on a budget is going to be vinyl. It must be good vinyl but vinyl will give you the best budget performance.

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#4 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:05 am

Not only will vinyl be the best for budget, it will be the best for energy performnce overall.
DP and other structural ratings may be a factor based upon size and operation.

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Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)

#5 Post by stbailey » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:26 am

Thank you for the offers to help.

Bronze external color/cream interior
vinyl
$25K
casement, both fixed and opening

many are grouped together but the predominant size is 2' 6" x 5'

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#6 Post by Windows on Washington » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:37 am

Are you speaking of a materials quote in your budget or an installed price?

I don't think are are going to get anywhere near the $25K number on a 2-tone window with 70 openings.

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#7 Post by TheWindowNerd » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:15 am

I think you can get a great performance split finish casement and PW.
70 single unit ( < 90ui) for $25K.
At least I can in the Philly market.

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#8 Post by Windows on Washington » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:06 am

At $350 a unit for a new window with and exterior finish, I guess you are referring to materials only anthony?

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#9 Post by HomeSealed » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:54 am

+1. Being that it is new construction, I'd assume that this is for material only, and I agree, that is doable (although it will be a GOOD price with grids and two-tone)... Definitely NOT installed at that price though.

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#10 Post by TheWindowNerd » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:56 pm

Yep.
Based on new construction, no grids, no install.

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#11 Post by stbailey » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:41 pm

You are right. This does not include installation. If it will lower the price then one color would be fine.

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Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)

#12 Post by HomeSealed » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:36 pm

In most cases, one color will lower the price substantially.

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Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)

#13 Post by stbailey » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:45 am

Then let's proceed with one color for inside and out for the window.

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Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)

#14 Post by TheWindowNerd » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:14 am

White is the least expensive, followed closely by tan/almond.

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Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)

#15 Post by stbailey » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:58 am

Tan or bronze.

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