old house "look" wood windows and cost
Hi! We are building a new home farmhouse and are finishing up the plans. Right now we have about 48 windows (40 standard sized (whatever that means;)) double hung, and 8 or 9 small square windows. Also 4 sets of french doors with transoms (!).
We will bid this project out, but before we finalized the design and have the construction plans completed, it would be so helpful to have a guesstimate as to the cost savings if we went with a different type of window (vinyl? Fiberglass? SDL ) or should we cut back on the number of windows and install the wood windows we want? I could prob. take out 10 of those windows, and 3 of those french doors, but boy would I miss all the sunlight. Is there really a huge jump in price between wood and all others? Any tips?
I know this is more general than usually posted on the windows forum, but any advice is really appreciated. PS We are not by the coast... Central California type weather and very mild.