Okna 500 dx estimate

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Okna 500 dx estimate

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I need pros advice on the quote I received from Mr. Window dealer in Indianapolis.
I am replacing two side by side windows in builders grade home.

1. Install Two (2) custom-manufactured OKNA 500DX Series Deluxe Insul-Tech Double Hung Windows to the home. Windows to be Interior White and Exterior White with welded frame and sash, and extra strength double insulated energy package glass, which includes 7/8” insulated Heat-Seal glass with Low E High-performance Argon gas, multi-layer warm edge spacer, foam filled insulated extrusions. All Windows will have double cam locks, dual vent latches, and Half Screens and Flat Grids.
2. Insulate with spray foam insulation around new windows. Cover all exterior window casing and sills in matching aluminum and silicone seal. 3. Use floor protection while working. Clean-up and haul away all job debris.
$ 1,536.00
Fall Discount Until 10/15/2020 $ - 200.00
$ 1,336.00 Tax Incl

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#2 Post by masterext »

That is extremely cheap especially since its only 2 windows.

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+1

Couldn't touch it for that number with that size project right now. We are stretched so thin, we have to keep it to a 5 window minimum.

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#4 Post by HomeSealed »

Same here.

What advice are you looking for indy500?

Is it a very good window? Yes

Is the price good? I'd say almost too good to be true, 3 pros have now thought the same.

Is the dealer reputable? Not sure, check them out. Google reviews, angie's list, etc. On one hand they offer a good product which is a good sign, on the other hand the pricing is a little scary on the low side for that scope. If its a very small company with little overhead, that could explain some of it.

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Thanks to all professional advice!
I checked reviews of that dealer and they are good. Could you recommend other company that serves Indianapolis area?
Also, I am residing the gable area of the house. Should siding be installed first and windows after?
There is a window trim that must be replaced because of the rot issue.

Thank you!

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#6 Post by masterext »

Windows first.

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#7 Post by HomeSealed »

Agree with above, windows first.

As far as the dealer, if they are an established company with good reviews, you should be in good shape. Pricing still sounds crazy, but who knows.

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Do window grids influence window performance numbers? Is it better to choose windows with grids or without?

Thanks

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#9 Post by Windows on Washington »

Slightly, but the minimal impact is usually outweighed by the necessity or desire for the look of grids.

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#10 Post by HomeSealed »

+1. They'll affect the VT more than anything as they reduce the amount of light coming through, but in terms of overall energy efficiency (U value primarily) that difference is too small to even be measured. If you like or need grids for the aesthetics, don't think twice about it.

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#11 Post by fridge2020 »

That pricing is fake news. Either they are going to come up with some hidden or forgotten charges, or you are gonna get the taillight warranty and a crappy install

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