Were to buy window glazing?


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Old 09-28-06, 10:14 AM
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Were to buy window glazing?

I am having a problem finding a supplier or dealer or distributor, were I could buy a double pane glass panel to repair a broken window. I donít even need a Low-E, just plane, insulated, not-tinted, not-tempered, not-beveled, not fancy. It is a basement window with a glass panel 30Ēx10Ē. Please do not advise me to go to my local glazing shop because they do not exist any more. Now days they do Big Projects or auto windshields.
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Old 09-28-06, 10:41 AM
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Ed,

Look in the yellow pages under glass. Your small town places don't make insulating glass units (IGU's) but in the city they do. Irregardless, many places that get glass or windshields may not have the IGU you need, but they can ORDER you what you need. IGU's are almost all custom sized, custom made, so you need to place an order, wait a couple weeks and they'll call you when it comes in.

You will need to know the exact glass size and thickness, since IGU's can be made in many thicknesses.
 
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Old 09-28-06, 11:20 AM
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Thanks XS.
I did that but I did not like the quote I get. Somewhere in a $100 to $120 range. For that money I cen get new 2380 window installed.

Maybe I am cheap but I should be able to buy a double pane of 3mm with 1/8 spacer IGU panels for much less than that. Nobody wants to bother with my order. I remember 10 years ago I was able to place an order directly with the IGU manufacturer (it was a supplier to my local "Windows Factory"). Now it was sold to a bigger company and even their distributor doesn't want my order.
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Old 09-28-06, 01:05 PM
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$100-120 retail sounds about right. I doubt they are giving you a wholesale price. Prices have doubled since 10 years ago and most companies tack energy surcharges onto glass orders.
 
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Just finished replacing a number of IGU window panes in my last fixer-upper. The $!00 - $120 sounds about right. Additionally, I just ordered a dozen replacement windows for my current home - and, if you can get a new window installed for $100 - $120 - you should jump on it. Typically, labor alone costs that much in my region.
 
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It is a small panel for a basement window about 30"x10". Window itself is size 33"x16". Andersens 200series model 2817 (LowE etc.), that is larger, 31 5/8"x19 3/4", is listed on their web for $103. HD doesn't carry this model. Special order for $95. I get same price from local WindowRama. HD also has a vinyl basement this size for about $65. Yes, this is a quote without labor. But it is for a complete window. A quote for an IGU panel (clear glass, no LowE) $120 is high.
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Old 09-28-06, 04:37 PM
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Ed54, you're cracking me up! I'm sorry if our answers aren't what you wanted to hear.

You sure can replace the window if you think it's cheaper or easier. Window companies that mass produce entire windows of a certain standard size can obviously produce them cheap.

To be honest, the wholesale cost of a piece of glass that size would be about $40. But when you include the overhead of the company that has to order your glass, make the phone calls, enter the data into their computer, file the paperwork, write the check, phone you when it comes in, or perhaps deliver it to your door, I'd venture to guess that $120 would be a real good deal.

If you have any further questions, we'd be glad to try to answer them for you.
 
 

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