Are newer windows worth the cost?
We just ordered thermal break aluminum windows for guest/garage new build. Thank you for advice on this forum. We went with aluminum to get dark interior/exterior color and to match 3 newer, existing windows in remodeled area of main house. It's a ranch home with EFIS exterior in warm climate.
We have a quote to also replace some old windows in main house with t/b alum. Most of old windows are Better Bilt insulated alum windows that were installed by prior owner in '97. They were bought at Home Depot and I don't know if they have low-E glass. They are dual pane. They include 3 single hung, and 4 gliders. There is also a current single pane of glass in large picture window that is probably original to the house.
We think replacing the single pane, picture window is a no brainer, but what about other double panes installed in '97? If we take out cost for picture window; quote for t/b alum with Suncoatmax and Edgegard is about $3700 installed for 3 single hung and 4 gliders of varying size. Are the thermal break with better glass and argon worth spending the $3700?
We'd appreciate your thoughts.