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 Post subject: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:45 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:03 am 

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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?

TheWindowNerd...


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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:27 am 
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+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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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:05 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:26 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:37 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:15 am 

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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.

TheWindowNerd...


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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:06 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:54 am 
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+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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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:56 pm 

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


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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:41 pm 

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


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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:36 pm 
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In most cases, one color will lower the price substantially.


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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:45 am 

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


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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:14 am 

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


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 Post subject: Re: Prairie style vinyl window recommendation (new construction)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:58 am 

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Tan or bronze.


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