Why are these windows so cheap?
We're building a home. We've gotten bids from two lumberyards which includes a quote for windows. Both deal Andersen windows. We just got the second bid back this evening from our GC, so I haven't been in touch with the lumber yard to clarify, but I am confused and curious.
One bid for Andersen windows was for 22k, the other for 21k, so very close in price. However, the second lumber yard included a quote for Andersen composite windows as an alternative option. Seven thousand. That's it. Seven thousand for the whole house.
Now, when they say "Andersen composite," I can only assume they mean Renewal. I thought the Renewal by Andersen line was only replacement windows. Is this not true? I also thought Renewals were expensive (as well as low quality). These obviously are not pricey. Can anyone shed some light?