buying used windows?

flannery223June 14, 2013

Hi all,
We are gradually updating a home in New england and I've run across (on craigslist) a gorgeous pella window- 98"w X63" height- that perfectly fits in our master bedroom. Am I crazy to consider installing a window of that size used? It would be replacing two rotted windows, but considerably expanding the size. We're in a post and beam home.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mmarse1

Normally i am dead set against ever buying used windows, however, in this case its probably a new window in which the builder ordered the wrong size and is probably stuck. Also, its only one window. Be sure there is no seal failure( fogging) of any sorts.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 8:57AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Karateguy

Inspect it, operate it. If everything checks out and it is cheap enough (like dirt cheap) then go for it.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 1:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flannery223

Yes, $1000 for a window that cost 10k new :)

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 9:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flannery223

Yes, $1000 for a window that cost 10k new :)

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 9:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Karateguy

If you were gonna pay $10k for something to fit in a 98 x 63 opening it had better grant you three wishes and then some. $1k is too much. If you are buying used, this is something that should be in the range of a couple hundred bucks at most.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 12:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
millworkman

Even if it were brand new just an error and the supplier was stuck with it he should probably discount it more than that. He does not need to know the size is perfect for you, let me think your going to settle and need to do quite a bit of modification to be able to use it.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 9:01AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need reassurance! Pella windows not a bad decision?
My house currently has 4 kinds of windows - contractor's...
Lrw2a
Which LoE coating ?
New construction. House located in Knoxville, Tennessee Front...
buildinse
Softlite Elements windows quote reasonable?
We're in MA. We've been quoted $13,300 for installing...
ppurus
Time to replace the windows?
There has been almost constant ice build up around...
tonyzzztony
Deciding between Grand Estates/Amcraft or Okna 500dx, advice?
Both are new construction. The Grand Estates is just...
happyallison
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™