Replacement Windows in Northern VA

jend1979October 28, 2009

I live in Alexandria VA and am looking to replace 32 windows in my single family home. I have had 4 different companies come out and give me estimates. So far Distinctive Design & Remodeling is in the lead with there Gorell 5100 series window with Grids and 1/2 screens and Eco Master Glass. They qouted me $525 with install, I was wondering is that is a good window/deal? The other 3 companies have all been $650-$900 for a very similiar windows, that all qualify for the tax rebate. I looked up Gorell and found nothing but positive reviews on them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Replacement Windows in Alexandria VA

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skydawggy

Business started in March 2009. Displays BBB Accredidation on their website but BBB does not list them as Accredited. It appears the business is being run out of a townhouse in a residential neighborhood. I would also contact the Virginia Board for Contractors to verify they are properly licenced and ask for at least 5 references and then call all 5 and ask to come by and view the work. I would also ask to see a copy of their insurance certificate and then call the agent to verify the policy.

Also be aware that the failure rate for new contractors in Virginia is over 95% just in the first 5 years and that 95% of those that make it for 5 years are out of business by 10 years. Other than that, that's a pretty good price.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 3:05PM
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websnooper

I would check out these two discussion boards. They have been great sources of information in my search and seem to get alot of activity.

http://www.vinyl-replacement-windows.com/forum/index.php

http://www.replacement-windows.com/windowbb/index.php

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 11:23PM
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