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02:39PM | 02/20/06
Member Since: 08/16/05
6 lifetime posts
Due to broken seals I am having to replace the majority of the windows in my home.

My husband and I had a salesman from Centry One Builders visit our home for a free estimate. The sample window really looks great and while the gentleman is explaining the features I am thinking this is going to cost about $10K. Boy oh boy was I in for a big surprise. For twenty windows and a sliding glass door, which will be converted to French doors, With discounts we were quoted a price of $23K. Of course my husband says that's great...what if we replace the front windows (6) and the sliding glass doors, we were then quoted a price of $8K. My husband gives the salesman the go ahead and now I am freaking out. Am I the only one that thinks this is too much to pay for windows? Need some input, very soon....we have three days in which to cancel the order.


09:35PM | 03/03/06
Member Since: 11/18/05
5 lifetime posts
There's not a vinyl window in the world worth $1000 each. If you pay more than about $500 for the top of the line, it's too much. For $1000 you can get custom composite Andersen or Marvin's. Both are years ahead in technology and performance. Hope it's not too late. DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

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art skaggs


11:31AM | 03/04/06
Member Since: 08/16/05
6 lifetime posts
Thank you for the link and the advice. We have not purchased the windows yet...thank goodness.



03:26AM | 03/12/06
Member Since: 09/09/05
21 lifetime posts
Art, you are nothing but a hack for Renewal. Take your dishonest vinyl bashing somewhere else.

Vinyl windows have been the most successful replacement windows in the history of windows. Millions are installed every year with no problems, and they are by far the number one window type sold.

It's just amazing that Andersen, who owns two vinyl window companies themselves, would condone their Renewal salesmen's constant attack on vinyl windows. I am an Andersen dealer myself and find this behavior appalling.

Many vinyl windows such as Schuco (for one) are light years ahead of wood windows in energy efficiency and spacer technology. There is a market for vinyl, as is there a market for wood. Both can be excellent choices.

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