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Old 08-19-2010, 04:01 PM  
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We had 9 windows and 3 doors replaced with new construction windows /doors Milgard (paid $ 7400). We wanted to remodel our house and put stucco on it, so we had the windows replaced first. Now, all the stucco contractors that are coming over are telling us that the windows are not properly installed (are inside not at the wall siding level), and for sure will leak. Also, the windows doesn’t have the proper insulation, flashing paper is only at the bottom and also have the paper cut it at corners. In order to fix this they recommend to take them all off and reinstall it properly and it will cost us aprox $ 3,000. After talking to more than 20 contractors they said that they never saw such a sloppy job.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:47 PM  
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Originally Posted by michelleb View Post
After talking to more than 20 contractors they said that they never saw such a sloppy job.
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Michelle, sorry to hear about your problem.

...I think you already have your answer.
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It's a bad job. It will leak.

$3,000 might seem high. I ball park $100-$400 for the removal reinstall. The high end would be $2,800, plus there would need to be window flashing supplies. I live in Texas. I am a total DIYer. I remember the quote from when I did our windows last year.

You could try to get the original installer to correct the problems.

You could get more quotes to be fair. Have the stucco people do the work. Then take the original installer to small claims court.

The other option is to get the flashing tape and redo the windows yourself. You can do. The tape is awesome stuff. We were on the wet side of Hurricane Alex this year and NO LEAKS in our 3 self installed windows.
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