Replacing some windows

sparkle1212August 5, 2014

Hi, we are replacing most of our windows, leaving 2 big ones for later when we can afford to replace them. The reason for replacing them is that a couple of them won't even stay open and the rest are really hard to open. They are old (over 30 years) and builder grade aluminum. We live in a climate where we open the windows a lot and need them to function. We got a quote for Vista vinyl windows which are double hung..They are much more affordable than other options we looked at for a double hung window. I haven't been able to find much on them and wondering if anyone can give me feedback on them. We plan to stay in the house less than 10 years and don't want to spend money on a high end window. Thanks in advance!

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Vista is average, certainly better than alside products. Where are you located, that may determine what brands are available?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 4:54PM
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Pretty average performer. You could do worse... My main hangup is that the cost on that window is very close to some of the top choices, so the price discrepancy that you are seeing is probably based on the size and business model of the dealer. It is not entirely uncommon to see products like Okna or Sunrise priced similarly, particularly their mid-range lines.

This post was edited by HomeSealed_WI on Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 18:44

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 6:42PM
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Not overly impressed with the nuts and bolts on that window.

Try to expand your search and you will likely find something that is more impressive.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 12:36PM
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