Replacement Bow window in NW Indiana

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Peakaye
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Replacement Bow window in NW Indiana

#1 Post by Peakaye » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:59 pm

I'm replacing a 91 x 58" 4-panel bow window, with an 8" seat. The 2 center windows are stationary, the 2 outside are casement. I've gotten a quote of 3300 (2800 'buy it today' !) for a vinyl Alside Climatech 2-pane with low-E and argon gas. Is this a decent price and more importantly, is this a decent window ? Suggestions welcome for other brands... :D

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Re: Replacement Bow window in NW Indiana

#2 Post by Randy » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:05 am

The decent price question hinges on the quality of the product, and in this case it's overpriced. I'd get quotes on better windows like Okna, Sunrise, Soft-lite before making your choice. A contractor who offers quality products will typically do a more detailed installation. A contractor who offers those lower end products will typically use the minimalist approach in their installation as well.

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Re: Replacement Bow window in NW Indiana

#3 Post by Peakaye » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:27 pm

Thanks ! I'm trying to find a Soft-Lite dealer or contractor in my area.

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Re: Replacement Bow window in NW Indiana

#4 Post by Windows on Washington » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:15 am

I don't even recall if Alside makes their own Bay/Bow frames.

In terms of the windows that go in that frame, I am in agreement with Randy (Ultra Windows) on this one.

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Re: Replacement Bow window in NW Indiana

#5 Post by Peakaye » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:13 pm

Any idea what I could expect to pay for a Soft lite Elements vinyl bow, double pane low-E with argon gas ?

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Re: Replacement Bow window in NW Indiana

#6 Post by Windows on Washington » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:06 pm

Impossible to say with certainty. Market pricing can be all over the place.

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Re: Replacement Bow window in NW Indiana

#7 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:57 am

As Randy mentioned Okna or Softlite.
If the install is straight forward, less the case with bows and bays.
Between 3 to 4 K.

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