||01-08-2009 02:10 AM
Replacement of vinyl windows
So I will have to get some pics.. but
Our windows are alenco and seals are broken, several fogged up. They are 9 yrs old.
So I commenced the search for IGU replacement
Seems for about $100 per IGU actually less we can replace them in our crappy frames. But with them also leaking air around the frames so we were going to check out replacements.
we have 27 windows total.. (3 of them are big picture , 3 over the top of the picture windows.)
I had alenco come out and the guy was rude.. no display units just looked at a couple windows and said yep..$1100 a window.. I said.. you better just leave now.. before we chop ya up.
Then we had rolox come out (we previously had rolox in last house) triple pane gas etc.. and we got a good deal as the rep was quitting and ripped the boss. They even tried to call us and ask for more.
So anyways.. he came out looked at a few of the windows.. 5 of them an gave us a price of $5300 these are just single hung we have.. but the replacements would be double hung/triple pane triple gas. We just said uh.. we dont think so.. and then he spilled the beans that he knew how much we paid before. and he would check to see if he could match it. Well he called back and gave us a price of $581 for each window, and that would lock us in if we wanted to do just the 5 now and the other 15 later in batches etc.
Now my question.
This is a new composite window.. thermal line thv Has anyone had any experience with the composite windows? I mean we chose the rolox last time due to the price of being triple pane with the gas package was same as a double pane price.
Also I need to get a picture to describe this.. but our existing vinyl windows are butted up into the sheetrock on the return? and molding over the nailing fin outside. They are saying they can cut the window out and not have to remove the nailing fin.. Should we do that or make them remove the molding/trim. I don't remember if these replacements can have a nailing fin. But it just seems like it would fit odd how it is being described.. heck let me get up and take a pic of the window 255 is the inside and pic 257 is the outside. Does it seem right what they are talking about cutting.. seems it would leave behind a bit of the vinyl from behind that drywall lip. After rereading .. I guess I could tell this if I measured the width from the vinyl inside window to the edge of the drywall and do the same outside.. I guess the problem would be if the replacement window was thicker than this existing unit.. Then they would have to cut into the drywall ughh.. I hope I am wrong