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Old 12-04-2020, 02:03 PM
 
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Hi guys,

We are new home owners and plan to replace 7 regular windows and 1 bay window in our 2000 sqft house. Do you guys have any recommendation as far as which mid-tier brands we could go for? We can't afford the likes of Andersen, Pella, Marvin. Our budget for labor/material is $5000. We are thinking Windows World but finding any pricing online is almost impossible....

We are in Nanuet NY but we will take recommendations from anyone you suggest in Westchester or Rockland county

Thanks
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Old 12-04-2020, 07:22 PM
 
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If you're paying labor (high cost), do "not" cheap out on materials.
Can you do less windows but with high quality windows?
Maybe replace Bay Window this time, and in future years do the rest.

As the saying goes, "the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"
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Old 12-04-2020, 07:35 PM
 
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Nearly twenty years and outside of Boston, we used Pella which had its own workers. Great experience.

I agree with sojourn traveller. If you only have $5,000 do a third or a half the windows now. Cheap materials like plastics can melt in heat and gaps can form.
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Old 12-05-2020, 07:10 PM
 
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We're in the same boat, just got a quote from a local place for vinyl windows it's around $1k per window (materials/labor) with a 15 week lead time right now. The composites were around 50% more and there wasn't much difference in price based on the size. I'm assuming Anderson and the like would cost more.

Pricing also seemed to depend on the window type, if you install the double-hung windows versus the picture ones, etc.
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Old 12-08-2020, 06:39 AM
 
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Hi guys,

We are new home owners and plan to replace 7 regular windows and 1 bay window in our 2000 sqft house. Do you guys have any recommendation as far as which mid-tier brands we could go for? We can't afford the likes of Andersen, Pella, Marvin. Our budget for labor/material is $5000. We are thinking Windows World but finding any pricing online is almost impossible....

We are in Nanuet NY but we will take recommendations from anyone you suggest in Westchester or Rockland county

Thanks
Anderson 400 series, cost effective and rated high. Cost is impossible for a non-pro to predict. Size, location, existing removal, all impact. Call 3 pros and get estimates. Good luck.
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Old 12-08-2020, 07:05 AM
 
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i don't think op will get 7 anderson 400 for 5k budget.
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Old 12-09-2020, 08:14 AM
 
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i don't think op will get 7 anderson 400 for 5k budget.
Without the bay, cost is about 350 per when buying 7. So product is 2500 without the bay, leaving 2500 to install. That is certainly possible if you shop around. The bay may need to be a phase 2. Good luck to the OP.
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Old 12-09-2020, 08:39 AM
 
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$350? wow, i should have used purchased where you did. certainly, nothing at windowrama on central park ave comes anywhere near to those prices. $350 sounds less than wholesale price.
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:05 PM
 
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$350? wow, i should have used purchased where you did. certainly, nothing at windowrama on central park ave comes anywhere near to those prices. $350 sounds less than wholesale price.

This is around the same as a quote I recently got for replacing 7 windows in my house. If you are interested in the company you can PM me and I will send it. However, I will say that I haven't yet had the installation done yet, but this company was recommended to me by two other people. They are really backed up now b/c of COVID. I ordered the windows around 8 weeks ago and supposedly they will be ready in another week or two. One thing I liked was that they do the job with only 1/3 payment. They only take the remainder after you are totally satisfied.
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Old 12-10-2020, 07:04 AM
 
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$350? wow, i should have used purchased where you did. certainly, nothing at windowrama on central park ave comes anywhere near to those prices. $350 sounds less than wholesale price.
Retail for a Anderson 400 double hung is usually $400 at big box stores. a smaller retailer can get you a better deal for buying 7. I guessed at 350, it may be 375, but that is pretty much on point. If they are specially cut windows, its obviously different. But if its a standard size, no they are not very expensive. Its why window replacement is such a common cost saver. Cheap enough that the windows pay for themselves over 5 to 10 years, depending obviously on number and the tightness of the house otherwise.
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