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by thomase
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 8084

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

I'm not sure exactly what kind of trim other than that it is composite that is similar to Azek (but not Azek itself). I guess I should ask. Just want to know if I'd be better off paying extra and having them do aluminum-capped wood. FYI, currently, I have vinyl siding over the original clapboard. Th...
by thomase
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 8084

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

I decided to go with the Okna 500 with new construction installation (my wife has been wanting new interior trim). The exterior trim is being replaced as well, and according to the installer, using white composite trim (i.e. rot-proof) will save me $40 per window vs. new wood trim with aluminum capp...
by thomase
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 8084

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

Not to get too far off topic, and I understand that this is a forum dedicated to vinyl replacement windows, but am I making a mistake by not seriously considering wood or fiberglass alternatives? When I started with this process, I just assumed I'd be going with an Andersen 400 window. The contracto...
by thomase
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 8084

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

I've been leaning toward Okna all along, BUT I too am annoyed that this particular Okna dealer won't just tell me the price over the phone at this point. He has done the measurements and I know what I want at this point (i.e. grids, glass, hardware, interior/exterior trim, etc.) so it should be stra...
by thomase
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 8084

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

I have another Soft-Lite estimate, this one for the Pro and Imperial LS. ALL prices are for full-frame replacement, including new aluminum wrapped exterior trim and new pine interior trim. Opinions are appreciated. For the Soft-Lite Pro: 4 smaller double-hungs for $792 per unit 15 larger double-hung...
by thomase
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 8084

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

I got another estimate from the local Zen Windows franchise. These are for the Zen Nirvana, which I think are equivalent to the Soft-Lite Classic: $13,200 for 20 windows (this includes re-capping the exterior) casing or sill rot repair is included for 1st 2 windows, $50 per window after $350 extra t...
by thomase
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Air sealing rough opening during replacement install
Replies: 3
Views: 2475

Air sealing rough opening during replacement install

My house was built in '79, and based on what I've encountered during other home improvement projects, I don't expect that the gaps between the rough openings and my original wood window frames are sealed up and insulated very well. Would it be worthwhile, during a replacement window install, to have...
by thomase
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 8084

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

I've also been speaking to a home improvement contractor regarding another renovation project. The original idea was that he would replace the windows as well. He likes Harvey. Their premium Tribute vinyl window has an air infiltration rating between 0.05 and 0.07. Can't find the number for Simonton...
by thomase
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 8084

Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

I just got an estimate from Home Depot to replace 19 double-hung window (15 are 27"x52", 2 are 27"x37", and 2 are 23"x49"), and a 49"x48" picture window with Simonton 6500 windows. The estimate was $14,134, which seems WAY too high based on the anecdotes that I have been reading on the board (that i...
by thomase
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Home Depot estimate seem high (and lots of other questions)
Replies: 1
Views: 3933

Re: Home Depot estimate seem high (and lots of other questions)

Crap, just realized I should have posted in the other forum....
by thomase
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Home Depot estimate seem high (and lots of other questions)
Replies: 1
Views: 3933

Home Depot estimate seem high (and lots of other questions)

I just got an estimate from Home Depot to replace 19 double-hung window (15 are 27"x52", 2 are 27"x37", and 2 are 23"x49"), and a 49"x48" picture window with Simonton 6500 windows. The estimate was $14,134, which seems WAY too high based on the anecdotes that I have been reading on the board (that i...