when doing window replacements

hayley1999_99March 13, 2012

what is the best thing to do? I have 18 windows downstairs and 5 windows upstairs and 2 windows in the basement I want to replace, I believe they might be original to the house 1912. To help save on cash should I find the windows myself? Any advice greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
GulfBreezeWindows

First, get a budget in mind.

Then call out some local window companies.

Check out their products and prices.

Then come back and post up what you find.

Thats were I would start.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 9:05AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
HomeSealed

hayley, I have a window buying "cheat sheet" that I send out to potential clients. Its completely objective and meant to help you find a good product with out getting stuck listening to high-pressure sales pitches. Feel free to email me if you'd like a copy... Otherwise, Andrew offers a good start above. :)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 5:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mmarse1

whatever you do make sure its a quality window brand, there are some high quality vinyl windows available but they are not sold at home depot or lowes.
depending on where you are located you could look at okna, sunrise, gorell, or soft lite windows.
second, make sure an actual window experts installs them and not some handyman.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 7:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Windows on Washington

+1

In order to guarantee that you get a good install, deal with a professional on it and vet their work.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 2:42PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Install expectations?
just had windows installed and before I complain to...
rosebay
Need Help with new window brands
We are early in the new home construction process (finalizing...
mmdoh
please help with choice of replacement window
hello everyone....I need some help deciding on which...
balboa64
What size windows - 10' + Cathedral Ceiling
I like the look of the hearth room pictured below....
burbmomoftwo
Whistling in windows with big gusts
Hello, I had new Okna 500s installed this past spring...
sgilliatt
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™