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Old 03-30-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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I'm sure this has been asked 10 times already..but.
I'm rehading some older homes.
The windows need to be replaced...but i have a very tight profit margin on these.
Pella has the thermastar stuff I can get a Lowes....are they any good?
I need "cheap" replacement windows that are not junk. They may be odd sizes too...so that may be a problem for Lowes.
Any recomendations for replacement windows....keep in mind these neeed to be cheap(price wise)..but at least a reasonable quality.
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:53 PM   #2
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I'm sure this has been asked 10 times already..but.
I'm rehading some older homes.
The windows need to be replaced...but i have a very tight profit margin on these.
Pella has the thermastar stuff I can get a Lowes....are they any good?
I need "cheap" replacement windows that are not junk. They may be odd sizes too...so that may be a problem for Lowes.
Any recomendations for replacement windows....keep in mind these neeed to be cheap(price wise)..but at least a reasonable quality.

Did you sell the job without figuring your material cost?

Stay away from the Blowes ones, you can find better quality windows for a little more money.

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Do you want good cheap work too? HAHAHAHAHA tHE SAME OLD STORY. Price the job for something worthy and reliable or walk away if the competition is cutting your throat.
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No..I'm rehabing these houses with an investor....I need to replace the windows.....I need it "cheap" but not junk.....the more I spend the less I make deal. So thats why I ask is the Pella Themastar junk or not? if so what replacement window are usable?
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No..I'm rehabing these houses with an investor....I need to replace the windows.....I need it "cheap" but not junk.....the more I spend the less I make deal. So thats why I ask is the Pella Themastar junk or not? if so what replacement window are usable?
What part of the country are you in?
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I'm in NJ.
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I'm in NJ.
There are a few people on this site from NJ that might be able to help you out with a local source.
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So thats why I ask is the Pella Themastar junk or not? if so what replacement window are usable?
Yes they are junk check the ratings. Look at Simonton they are only about $25 more expensive but are to top rated window in the industry.



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I'm IN S.Jersey
Allinance(sp?)windows, is a good middle of the line ,replacement window.
About a$175.00 per window.made to order.Just tell them if you want to exact size your giveing them. Usally under 10 day turnaround.
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Yes they are junk check the ratings. Look at Simonton they are only about $25 more expensive but are to top rated window in the industry.

http://www.jdpower.com/homes/ratings...ndow/index.asp
Brian, Simonton makes a good window no need for the POS Jd Powers link. You said "top rated window in the industry", JD Powers is scoring the company more than the product. The only fair place to compare "window ratings" is at www.nfrc.org.


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I'm in NJ.
i have an economical vinyl replacement by Metal Industries. Not the best or the worst. Been to the factory impressive production and QA They have custom sizes and get them in a week. if you need help i can reach out to my regional rep to find you a dealer local to you.

here is the company website, mods if this shouldnt be here i apologize
http://www.mihomeproducts.com/brandInfo.asp#Xact

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OK, thanks....not all these houses need windows...some have been replaced...this is a rehab project with an investor.....I'm trying to cover all my bases here. It just depends on what he's buying.... From what I looked at ..the windows can be odd sizes. Of course the more I spend...the less I get...so what else is new...LOL
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If your familiar with Lodi Nj I use a vinyl replacment company that been around since the days of my Grandfather. They quality levels. I only people I deal with for replacments. Call American Jewel Window sytems they are on industrial way, Lodi. Stay away from Metal industries they are pure junk.
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If your familiar with Lodi Nj I use a vinyl replacment company that been around since the days of my Grandfather. They quality levels. I only people I deal with for replacments. Call American Jewel Window sytems they are on industrial way, Lodi. Stay away from Metal industries they are pure junk.

wow, I wouldnt say pure junk, why do you classify them as such?? You get a DP rating of around 50 on an average DH, a U-factor of around .30 I believe. Outstanding lead time, is the intercept the best spacer?...no but no better or worse than duraseal, is it the finest vinyl replacement around..no but it is a solid product and an easy install in my experience. Good warranty, that the company never balks on including glass breakage. On my end if I need the rep he is out to me next day.

American Jewel is around the same level of quality in my experience, I certainly wouldn't put one of these windows that much further above the other. Just curious why you feel that way???
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Be honest with you there is a hundred vinyl replacment window company in this 5 mile radius. I dont shop and sample every company I stick with for their longevity and reliability. Its just an insert window I will push and Anderson or full unit if and upgrade is suitable. Im not a big fan of putting new plastic windows in 30 year old frames. Thats what I prefer to sell. Anyway just my thoughts to each his own.
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If your familiar with Lodi Nj I use a vinyl replacment company that been around since the days of my Grandfather. They quality levels. I only people I deal with for replacments. Call American Jewel Window sytems they are on industrial way, Lodi. Stay away from Metal industries they are pure junk.
Vinyl windows have only been around since the 60's.
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Whats your point Doug? This company did and still does storm windows, awnings and patio systems. I didnt know or care how long vinyl windows have been out.
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Try HD's American Craftsman. They are made by Silverline right outside of New Brunswick on rte. 1
Just stay with a welded frame instead of a screwed frame.
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Whats your point Doug? This company did and still does storm windows, awnings and patio systems. I didnt know or care how long vinyl windows have been out.
If your familiar with Lodi Nj I use a vinyl replacment company that been around since the days of my Grandfather. They quality levels. I only people I deal with for replacments. Call American Jewel Window sytems they are on industrial way, Lodi. Stay away from Metal industries they are pure junk.

I don't know what to say, so I quoted you.

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