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joestein514
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Estimates have come in

#1 Post by joestein514 »

We got our first estimate last night. The Starmark EVO dealer.

To replace 28 double hung windows (Many of which are oversized at 36.5 X 71.5) and 4 basement hoppers - $29,203. All windows, except for the ones in the brick front of our home will be new construction installation.

To replace the screen door with an OKNA Elegante - $3,016.

We are still waiting for the soft lite dealer's estimate.

A couple of years ago we installed a Pella series 750 patio door from Lowes in our kitchen in our old house. It had glass that could open and you could access the blinds. We loved that door. It looked great and slid great and had good heft.

What do you think of the quality of the Elegante vs the Pella (Is it called lifesytles now?)

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#2 Post by masterext »

You certainly didn't set a very high bar with Pella. Yes, the Elegante is a better door with or without blinds.

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#3 Post by uncle eddie »

joestein514 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:27 am It looked great and slid great and had good heft.
Just how I like my ladies.

I agree with master. The pella door is fine but the elegante is much better.

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#4 Post by TheWindowNerd »

I like them both very much.
The Pella is double the cost, more between the glass shade or blind options, triple pane, etc.
The Elegante is excellent.
Either will do a great job. They are very different.

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joestein514
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#5 Post by joestein514 »

So, Deluxe Windows and Doors who has several lines stopped by.

He gave my prices for a Pella Lifestyle Door and Pella 250 Vinyl windows and Marvin Essential composite windows.

The Pella windows were $650/double hung and $450/basement for a total of $25,000 including the patio door.

The Marvin Essentials were $1200/windows and $950/basement for a total of $42,900 including the patio door.

This compares poorly pricewise against the $32,219 for the Starmark EVO and OKNA Elegante patio door.

At this point I am just waiting for the Soft-lite people's quote.

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