PL> I am looking into replacement windows for
PL> my house, and want to get an idea of how much
PL> I will need to spend.
PL> I know window costs vary by make, size and
PL> area of the country. Is there a web site
PL> somewhere were I could get a ball pack estimate?
As another poster suggested, call around for several free estimates.
(And the most expensive won't necessarily be the best!) We had ours
done several years ago -- think it was $225 per opening, meaning we
"made out like a bandit" with the two picture windows and "got
cheated" on the small bathroom window.
Things to consider:
- Insulation. Two pane, argon (or some inert gas) filled. There
is also am "e-layer" option which reflects most of the
ultraviolet rays. Does give the windows a slight black tint.
- Inserts. We had the 'window pane' inserts added (small charge).
Makes the one big window look like six or eight smaller panes.
If you're not sure if you want six or eight take a piece of «"
masking tape and do a layout on your present window to see
what looks good. (We've got wider windows and went with the
- Ease of cleaning. Ours have a release so will swing to the
- Repair of damaged framework and added insulation. We had some
structural damage from a leaky window which they fixed at no
Don't assume anything. Ask questions and get in writing. They should
do all the removal and cleanup. Prep the area before they arrive:
move stuff from the window area. They do most of the installation
from the outside but do have to do some inside work. If there is an
unmoveable piece of furniture put a thick towel over it. Take
pictures, etc., off the walls: they will be pounding.
Be prepared for how quiet things will be with your new windows! It's
amazing how much noise infiltrated through the old windows!
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