Reasonable Window Replacement Quote?
Most of the original JELD WEN wood windows in our home need to be replaced. They survived for over 30 years but it's time to start the replacement process, especially for the 16 windows on the South and West side that are exposed to hard weathering.
Our main requirements are to retain the interior wood and casement/grid window design, and we want something with better protection on the exterior (not wood).
We have quotes from two contractors to replace all windows or just the 16 casement windows on the South and West sides of our home. One quote features Milgard WoodClad fiberglass windows. The other quote features Hurd extruded aluminum clad windows. The quotes cover the same basic work. Here is the Hurd wood clad quote:
1. Replace 16 or all (36) windows
2. Spray foam insulate around windows
3. Flash exterior using Vycor
4. Replace cedar siding as needed to support flashing
5. Custom exterior moldings as needed
6. Caulk and paint all disturbed exterior areas
7. Stain and finish the interior window casings in lacquer
8. Stain and finish all window grids in lacquer
9. Stain and finish all window screens in lacquer
- Replace, stain and finish all window trim
- Remove or recycle all construction debris
The Milgard quote was nearly $26,000. The Hurd quote was about the same amount, but it went higher to just over $27,000 because we decided to upgrade the wood from Pine to Alder and upgrade to Alder screens. Actually, Milgard windows are more expensive than Hurd but require less labor to install and finish on-site. The Hurd windows cost less even after the Alder upgrades, but the installation time/cost is higher.
Do these sound like reasonable quotes to you?