Considering new windows

locky_2010June 23, 2010

Not even sure which questions to ask since we're just at the beginning stages, but about how much can we expect to pay for new windows in the Southwestern CT area? Which brands and types are good choices? We are not looking to make a huge investment, but the windows we currently have are very old. thanks!

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You can expect to pay anywhere from $179 to $1800 per window depending on quality, energy efficiency, options, type of installation and other factors. First you will need to decide what your needs are. Then you will have to decide whether you want wood, vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, wood clad, vinyl clad or a composite. I'd start by visiting a few window showrooms. Hardware stores usually have a limited selection of windows but usually reputable window dealers will offer better quality installations, service and a broader selection.

With windows, like anything else, you usually get what you pay for.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 4:14PM
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Based on what I lknow so far, I think we're going to go with vinyl replacement windows. Are those frowned upon? Any mid-range brands that are recommended? We're not looking to stay in the house for more than another 1-5 years, but our current windows look terrible. SO, we want something that will look nice, function well, and be decent quality but not the top of the line or a huge investment. thanks!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 9:06AM
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I have been on here saying I was never a big fan of vinyl, but I had sold some back in my Lumberyard Millwork days and I found Superseal Windows out of NJ to be a pretty good bang for the buck. They do a nice job with their products. I am not sure about there efficiency and glass ratings, perhaps skydawggy or windowsonwashington will help but quality wise not bad and they do stand behind their product.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 9:34AM
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Why not restore the windows if you have a historic house?

Here is a link that might be useful: Historic Home Works

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 9:34AM
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