Basement window cost


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Old 01-31-07, 09:18 AM
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Basement window cost

I have 4 more-or-less standard basement windows that I wish to replace.

The house was built in 1982 and has the steel frame in the poured concrete walls.

What would the price point be for replacing these windows? Just the windows, I can install them myself...

If you have any links of mfgs/supliers that would be great.

Right now I can only find them on the shelf at Lowes fir about $70...they are Pellas but would be happy top spend less for a non-name brand...
 
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Old 01-31-07, 09:25 AM
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$70 *is* cheap.
 
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Old 01-31-07, 09:38 AM
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Really?

Hmmmm...I replaced basement windows in my previous house with a vinyl hopper style and I could have sworn that they cost less than $50. I could be wrong...

I'm not trying to turn the basement into living space, I just wanted something better (safer/secire) than the original single panes...

Thanks...
 
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I replaced similar windows in my basement not long ago. I got the new windows at Home Depot for around $60 apiece. But if I had it to do again, I'd spend the extra money for quality windows - after I got them all installed I noticed that when the sun was just right I could see light around the edges where the windows didn't seal against the weatherstripping.
 
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That sounds like an installation issue to me...
 
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Old 01-31-07, 11:36 AM
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I'm sure there are vinyl hopper windows out there that would suit people who would rather buy a $50 window instead of a $70 window. Either would be cheap. If you want to do it as cheap as possible, buy a $10 sheet of plywood and board them up.

Most contractors charge around $50/hr so I think you can imagine why a $70 window is considered cheap. Some even volunteer that time to answer questions.
 
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Isn't plywood about $15 per sheet.. that's expensive too!! LOL

Well, right now, there is the 1/2 inch sheathing foam cut to fit the windows on the inside right now. Works well, but still does not allow much light and/or security..

Yes, I see you point. The labor being the same, I would buck-up for the more expensive windows. But since I would be D-I-Y, my pay is 2 beers per window. In which case, the 4th window will be a mess...
 
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Old 02-05-07, 07:46 AM
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FYI..

Found a local distributor for these windows.


No framing required:

http://www.tuf-n-lite.com/sliders.html

More than I really wanted to spend $120, but that will go in fast (only a 2 beer job) and will allow max amount of light...
 
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That sounds like an installation issue to me...
What makes you say that? My installation had nothing to do with the windows' weatherstripping.
 
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So you see light around the window and window frame?

I was thinking you saw light around the window frame and the opening the new window was mounted.

My bad.
 
 

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