Reputable Window Suppliers

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Old 04-03-09, 07:09 AM
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Reputable Window Suppliers

Hi there,

I am looking to replace a number of windows in my old craftman home.

I was wondering if anyone can provide me with a list of reputable suppliers.

I am in Washington State, looking at Vinyl windows, single or double hung that meet the energy star requirements.

I know of Jeld-Wen, Milgard and have a quote for ABC Seamless.

Not sure of ABC... they look nice, but cannot find any references or reviews on them.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 04-03-09, 04:20 PM
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Are looking for replacement windows, or are your replacing the whole window?? Big difference in cost and work. From a cost viewpoint, if your old window frames are ok(no rot), replacement windows are the best. They fit into the old frames after removing the sashes. Complete new windows requires removing all inside trim and usually some siding on the outside.

I would avoid replacement windows from big box stores, as well as those guys that advertise windows for $200 installed. You get what you pay for and they are junk. I am on the other coast, so I don't know your regional window manufacturers. Jeld-Wen is a national name, but I question their quality since they went to Home Depot. One good source of info is friends, neighbors, co-workers, relatives, etc.
 
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Yes, just replacement windows. The old frames are fine.

Thanks for the response Bill. Anyone else have more local information?
 
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Hopefully it is ok to post url references here...if not, I apologize in advance. Check out Window & Door.

They have a list of the top 100 window manufactureres in the country by revenue volume. You can search it for to get some ideas. There will also be links to websites on there.

If you are a members of Angies List, you could search your local list for contractors that install windows and then visit thier websites as well.

I am just now going through the process and think I have settled on Soft-Lite windows. I am in Minnesota, they are based in Ohio. My research tells me they have a good energy efficient vinyl replacement window. I am only doing inserts as well.

Make sure you pay attention to the NFRC ratings. I would steer clear of anyone who can't/will not provide them. If a manufactures is certified AAMA, that would be a bonus.
 
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