Which window is better?

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Re: Which window is better?

#16 Post by Canaligator » Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:58 pm

Contractor #1 is getting $875 a window for the Jeld-Wen Siteline EX New Construction Window, with grids.
Contractor #2 is getting $1000 a window for the Soft-Lite Imperial LS windows, with grids.
Both prices include removal of my old windows, and replacing with new.
I really want contractor #1 to do the job as their references and presentation were better. I am thinking if I can get contractor #1 to install the Soft-Lites for about $100 more per window, that would be fair.
I don't understand how window companies will only sell to certain people. So if I wanted to replace 30 windows in my house with Soft-lites, and do the work myself, Soft-Lite would tell me they can't sell me the windows? Seems like poor business to me. But I guess that's why I am not an expert on windows, and why I am on this forum.

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Re: Which window is better?

#17 Post by TheWindowNerd » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:18 am

You might be able to find an Elements or LS dealer that would sell you the product for DIY.
The mfg want professional relationships that are easier and larger.


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Re: Which window is better?

#18 Post by Windows on Washington » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:45 am

You can usually find the Imperial LS in some building supply programs as well.

I guarantee you will be able to find someone that will deal direct.

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