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katniss
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replacement windows in VA

#1 Post by katniss » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:16 pm

I need to replace two casement windows. I know Okna, Simonton, Sunlite, Gorell are all great windows. I also have a contractor I like. He wants me to pick out windows from Lowe's or Home Depot. I have heard they aren't good. How do I find an installer who can install one of the brands I like. Any suggestions for a builder in VA?

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Re: replacement windows in VA

#2 Post by masterext » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:37 pm

I find it somewhat concerning that your contractor wants you to go to Home Depot or lowes and pick out a window. Those windows not only perform poorly but also look extremely cheap and flimsy. This immediately tells me 2 things about your contractor:
1) he has absolutely no idea what quality is
2) he is not a true window contractor

For the higher end brands, you need to contact a dealer who also does the install. This way you know what you are getting and who is installing it. If a regular " jack of all trades" contractor was able to procure the better brands, you could only imagine the amount of service issues the manufacturers would have to deal with. By using a licensed dealer, they have vast knowledge of both the product and the installation.

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Re: replacement windows in VA

#3 Post by randy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:58 pm

Masterext is right. Where are you located in Virginia? Windows on Washington is one of the regular pros here, and he serves the DC area.

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#4 Post by HomeSealed » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:09 pm

+1 on all points above. Nothing to add :mrgreen:

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Re: replacement windows in VA

#5 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:14 am

Yep you need to find a post from WoW and hit the "Gat a Quote" button.

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