Recommendation for Replacement Windows
I am hoping to get some advice regarding window replacements that I need on a house we are buying. We have 30 windows to replace, the house is an 1870 tudor in the Chicago area. Some of the windows were already replaced with the pella architect series with simulated divided light grilles, which I think look nice, and I would like something similar looking. They are brown on the outside and painted white on the inside. We would like something similar looking, with unfinished wood on the inside (which we will paint) and wood with aluminum clad (dark brown) on the outside, simulated divided light. Most are casement.
Can you give me the brands I should price out, and how they usually compare price-wise? I'd like to stay within around 20k for the windows themselves if that is possible. I already got a bid on pella, sdl in the proline for 19k. I've heard the proline is bad quality?
Also, roughly what would you expect to pay an installer per window?