Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

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Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#1 Post by dmbarney » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:52 pm

This is my first go at replacement windows and need some help with a window quote. I am here in NE Ohio and received a quote from a company here called Window Nation. I’m in need of 7 sliders, 2 double hung, 1 triple slider (2 sliders with solid window in the middle) and half circle window. All will have grids. Their best window is the Vytex Potomac HP series. They quoted me 14k installed. I have no problem paying that price if it’s a fair. We have an appointment with Renewal by Anderson in a few days and I’m sure they will come in higher. Thanks in advance of your thoughts on this quote!

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:24 pm

The Potomac is a solidly built window. Without knowing more about the exact work scope details, its tough to give a accurate assessment on price, but it's certainly in the realm of normalcy.

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#3 Post by TheWindowNerd » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:10 am

With out the scope of work, window sizes and agg factors it is difficult to say.
But thinking it might be close to a normal project I would say the price is high.
RBA is not comparable and will probably be $27K +
You cna see if there is another Vytex dealer, probably not. Or also look for a Okna or Softlite dealer.

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#4 Post by dmbarney » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:27 pm

OK here are the details that may help with scope of work...
1 three part slider: 94x49
1 slider: 70x45
2 slider: 35x45
2 slider: 57x45
2 slider: 45x55
2 double hung 32x45
1 half moon 70 wide
white inside / brown outside
screens are the "Flex Screen"
Prairie grids
lifetime warranty including glass breakage
Full insulation including aluminum wrapping on the outside

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#5 Post by TheWindowNerd » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:36 am

Well that does it. The color and split finished grids easily adds 3k.
Plus I am guessing that the existing are metal?
All of that makes it closer to fair.

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#6 Post by Windows on Washington » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:38 am

+1.

Easily in the range now. The split finish is an expensive option.

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#7 Post by dmbarney » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:47 pm

Thanks for the feedback Windows on Washington and WindowNerd! Much appreciated!
Like I said we have Renewal By Andersen coming out on Saturday… do you guys know if they have a line that would be equivalent to the Potomac HP?
I know they are going to be higher in price, just not sure what models of window they offer. Thanks

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#8 Post by Windows on Washington » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:29 pm

No real match. They are going to claim that a vinyl window is substandard while not telling you that their material is about 60% vinyl by constitution.

The reality is the the Potomac has better performance data. Go figure.

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#9 Post by TheWindowNerd » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:28 am

+1
HP Potomac is better.

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#10 Post by dmbarney » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:00 pm

Thank's again, this forum has been very helpful! We are going to still hear out RBA, but from your input, I am leaning 98% towards the Potomac.

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#11 Post by WindowsDirectCinci » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:48 am

The Potomac is an excellent window and will outperform RBA in every single category.

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#12 Post by dmbarney » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:22 pm

Well Renewal quoted us 28k. Not going to happen! They did say that they can remove everything down to to original studs vs just cutting out the old window. I assumed that everyone would completely remove what we already have in place?? What is in there now is 10 year old replacement vinyl windows installed by previous owner. I think I am going to go with the Potomac installer. Do I need to make sure they pull out everything when replacing these windows? That was not really discussed, I just assumed they would. Why would you leave in the old frame? Seems half ~ job or is this normal? Thanks again for your input!!

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#13 Post by Windows on Washington » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:25 am

Sounds more fantastic when they say "remove everything", but in this case, there is no scenario where that doesn't happen either way. I think you made the right choice.

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#14 Post by masterext » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:19 am

“Pulling out everything” is a new construction install which will certainly add a lot more to the cost. That definitely would of been discussed so im sure your original pricing (potomac) was for replacement. Most times new constuction is not necessary.

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Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

#15 Post by Windows on Washington » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:18 pm

masterext...they currently have replacement windows so everything that is there is coming out.

RBA doesn't do a new construction installation. They just sell a full tear out but they never install a finned window unless they are doing siding as well.

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