Nescor Custom Windows

Old 01-21-04, 09:22 AM
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Question Nescor Custom Windows

I am considering turning a screened in porch into a full use room. I live in a post and beam house and the porch screening is framed in 4x6 and 6x6 timbers. The openings range in size from 30x64 to 36x64.....10 in total.

I was going to purchase some standard sized windows and frame out the openings to fit. I decided to call Nescor for an estimate on custom windows. After a 3 hour presentation.....the windows seem to be excellent quality...I got a quote of about $1100 each. I realize this is grossly overquoted before the iratating negotiating...the callbacks...etc,etc,etc...

So...has anybody heard /purchased from Nescor?
Does anyone have a similar product?
It is a vinyl, double hung, triple glass,Krpyon gas (middle portion is their "NASA developed reflecting special glass"). It has foam insulation throughout the frame,etc,etc.

If anybody has heard of Kirby vacums..thay have a similar presentation...overbuilt, overpriced...but can negotiate down pretty low if you are persistant enough.

Any info/insight is appreciated!!
Old 01-25-04, 07:52 PM
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Sorry Spud, I missed seeing your post. (Andy will be giving me 20 lashes for that later!!)

Never heard of the brand, but they sound (at least in part) just like you described them -- overpriced!!

Ask to see their NFRC rating sticker. The 3 numbers that you are looking at are for U-factor, SHGC, and Visible Light Transmittance.

The lower the first 2 are, the better -- the more efficient the windows are, and the lower your utility bill will be (and the longer your heating and cooling system will last). These 2 numbers should be in the range of .30 to .37. If they aren't there, I certainly wouldn't waste my money on the windows. You can get better windows for 1/3 to 1/2 the money!!

The 3rd number is how much light passes through the window. The higher the number, the less the window will darken the room. This one should be in a range of about .50 to .60.

If you want to spend $11,000 on windows, that's up to you. Personally, I would probably put about 1/2 that into the windows (and get more efficient windows to boot) and find something else to put the money I saved into -- like furniture for this room!

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