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 Re: Use Renewal By Andersen

Author: Northern exposure (207.170.33.---)
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Thanks for the info Fenestration Expert - let's look at what that 66 BTUs per window will cost me: According to the DOE, if heating with natural gas, it costs $.91 per 100,000 BTU. That means for that extra 66 BTU per hour I need to generate for an Andersen window over a Schuco, it will cost me $.0006. Over a year then, it will cost me $5.25 more per window given I didn't go with a Schuco window - a figure hardly worth even considering. Generally, I agree that you can probably get a better "window" for the money based on the technical data for the window, but remember that is only the product portion of the equation. The question you should ask is can you get a better solution for the money? For instance with Andersen, there are no third-party contractors - sloppy installers that can introduce a faulty installation into the equation and then not be around when I need them. A big part of the decision to go with Andersen windows is that I only have to deal with one company - whether it be an installation issue or a window issue - and they are large enough that they simply make it right, without making decisions based strictly on their cost to fix the problem.



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