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by swackerl
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)
Replies: 18
Views: 10512

Re: Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)

The quote from CRS Exteriors was higher than the rough estimate over the phone, but I also changed the number of windows and included more triple-sliders. Each triple slider needed 1-4 non-load-bearing mullions removed. The quote was $10,431 for 17 ProVia Endure windows: 2 - 38x52 double-hung 2 - 38...
by swackerl
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)
Replies: 18
Views: 10512

Re: Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)

Thanks to you all for the help. I called the additional installer (CRS Exteriors) today and confirmed that they were estimating the ProVia Endure for about $500/window. He will come and do an official estimate in 2 days, then depending on price I will either go with him or Zen Windows for the Soft-l...
by swackerl
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)
Replies: 18
Views: 10512

Re: Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)

masterext wrote:I would take the soft lite classic over any alside window all day long. The pricing is very good.
What about Soft-lite Classic vs ProVia Aspect/Endure windows? I'm wondering if ProVia windows will be worth the extra 3 weeks wait time during cold weather.
by swackerl
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)
Replies: 18
Views: 10512

Re: Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)

After looking in another state, I found an installer in Knoxville TN (CRS Exteriors) who sells ProVia windows. He didn't mention the specific window model, but he said for around $500/window (he'd come out for an accurate estimate) the vinyl ProVia windows would have fiberglass reinforcement and foa...
by swackerl
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)
Replies: 18
Views: 10512

Re: Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)

Pricing projects site unseen is bad practice in construction, and picking the lowest end model from a good manufacturer that has a reputation built on their higher end stuff is dicey. Very well said fridge. Why not get another quote or two from local dealers who rep the following products: Okna 800...
by swackerl
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)
Replies: 18
Views: 10512

Window World (Alside) vs Zen Windows (Soft-lite)

I received several competing bids for replacing 7 windows at my long-time home in Kentucky (just south of Lexington, in London KY). I have narrowed down to [*] Window World ($3750), 4000-series, rebranded Alside [*] Zen Windows ($3515), Soft-Lite Classic Both companies have great reviews on Angie's ...