I'm in the process to replace the windows in my home with Vinyl
windows. I have three bids which are from Champion Windows, Home Depot
At-home service, and National Energy contractors(Chicago area local
contractors). The windows I'm interested in are top brand from all of
them. The prices are within $2000 among them. I'm looking for the
comment regards to these companies. Any bad experiences with anyone of
I could never get any jobs contracted to the Home Depot to be completed
Had a rug installed by a Home Depot sub-contractor who arrived late &
unprepared. The rug was installed quickly but very amateurish looking.
After complaining to the Home Depot nothing was resolved. Less then two
months after installation a seam comes apart. So I had to rip out the rug
and get a new one installed (after checking references and seeing the
installers workmanship) and not by a sub-contractor.
Absolutely avoid Pella, Anderson, Sears and Rolox. They are all marked up
70-80 percent to pay for the advertising budgets. They area absolutely no
better than Norandex or similiar( maybe not even as good) . You ought to be
able to buy 10 double hung windows with double locks and uv coating
installed for 2500.00 Any size, no more. ( and really should be able to get
them for less) ( If prices in your area are higher than this, let me know,
I'll come start a window company) . Don't fall for the coating and upgrade
pitch. Those items are free from the supplier to the retailer and the
saleman will try to get you to pay 45.00 a window for them. Call your
norandex distributor in your area, ask for the names of the top five
retailers. Tell them to come out and bid the job. If they try the "sit at
your house until you buy" trick throw them out. Once the bid comes in, see
theat you get all the goodies for 250 per window installed or less.
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