The more research I do on this topic, the more confused I become--information overload. What should I look for in evaluating the qualities of various brands of replacement windows, i.e; structural, heat loss, etc.? What questions should I ask? What are the "must haves" for a vinyl replacement window to be considered a "good quality" and "premium quality" window. How do I evaluate the quality of the vinyl? Are there "vinyl" standards? Is there a real quality difference in the windows purchased directly from the various home improvement centers, i.e.' **********, *****, *******, versus purchasing their "premium" professionally installed brands of replacement vinyl windows. How does Feldco vinyl replacement windows compare to other comparable brands such as Alside and are Feldco's windows Energy Star compliant.
I live in the Chicagoland area. This is a MAJOR-MAJOR investment for me; I need to replace 33 windows--last year's energy bills were outrageous. How do I determine what is a "fair" price per window versus a "you're being ripped off" price. Please let me know of your experiences, good and bad, with various companies.
Thanks for your help
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