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I had my windows replaced abaout 3 years ago. They were vinyl replacements. They are double paned. They have the gas in between them. They fold towards the inside on the bottom glass to clean. I used a Company out of Irving, TX. They manufacture and install them. I have been really pleased with them. It was a little over 9,000.00. I had 34 windows replaced. This included 2 bay windows (11 windows ). They count each section in my bay as 1 separate window.
Look in the yellow pages and get bids from different companies.
Ask for a lower price!
Have them bring out sample windows to look at.
Ask to see homes where they have done work at. The company I got mine from gave me 4 homes to look at in my area.
I'm with akschertz. Get several estimates and check out their work. Ask if they have past customers you can talk to. Check them out online. It's been many, many years since we replaced our windows, and we got a deal from a home show. Still, The Furry Guy had done a lot of research and knew whether the quotes were competitive or not.
Before I bought my house, my mom replaced 5 windows in our house through a company that advertised $99 or $199 a window as long as you replaced 5. She left out the bathroom window (the smallest, I guess because tinting would have been extra) and the big picture window. Another window was replaced by a company doing other work on the house. They charged extra because the old windows were aluminum.
These are the only windows we have problems with now.
The only shocker? When she replaced the aluminum windows with vinyl, she asked if she could keep her marble sills. They did not mention that although they are still there, they cannot be USED and you can't set a plant in the window like you used to.
Price probably depends on you area, but several estimates will tell you who is in the ball park and who is not playing fair...we had 21 windows replaced about 4 years ago and paid around $9000. They were double hung, insulated and wrapped on the outside casing with aluminum. 2 were 5 x 5 size picture windows.
We did 1/2 at the end of one year and 1/2 at the beginning of the next (literally weeks apart) so that we could take the tax benefits.