Replacement picture windows

jeffsun81July 28, 2013

I have at least 40 picture windows that are single pane and I want to replace them with vinyl replacement windows. I have been reading on this forum and learned about quite a few top brands. However, I'm on a tight budget, and I got a very good price quote for Crystal windows. Does anyone have experience with Crystal windows? Do you think it's a good choice for low-budget picture windows?

Thank you!

Jeff

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millworkman

Crystal from Queens NY?

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 4:40PM
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jeffsun81

Their website shows it's headquartered at Flushing.
http://www.crystalwindows.com/comm-cont-crystal.html

Here is a link that might be useful: Crystal Windows

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 4:45PM
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mmarse1

Yes, made in Queens NY, Chinese own it. Its a poorly designed window and thats why its cheap. I would NEVER use their window and risk my reputaion. Its a low budget window that looks very cheap as well. Lots of " low budget contractors" use Crystal because its cheap and they can sell cheap for a better shot at getting the job. A decent window will be in the 400's - 500's including install depending on brand and features for a double pane. I would look at Okna , HiMark, Soft Lite, Sunrise,Gorell.

This post was edited by mmarse1 on Sun, Jul 28, 13 at 20:30

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 8:29PM
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Windows on Washington Ltd

Jeff,

The old adalge of "going cheap is expensive" might apply in this situation.

If all other factors of installation are comparable, you would be better suited to make sure you get a rock solid product.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 7:14AM
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millworkman

And Crystal is not anyone's definition of a rock solid product and I unfortunately have sold their aluminum products for commercial projects (specified not my decision, lol).

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 8:57AM
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jeffsun81

Thank you everyone for replying. I was hoping Crystal is fine for picture windows since there is no moving part...

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 10:23AM
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millworkman

Moving parts make no matter for quality.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 10:31AM
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Windows on Washington Ltd

+1

Very true observation.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 12:02PM
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