Need Replacement Windows

Need Replacement Windows

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Dinkle

Atlanta, GA

#1 Jan 7, 2013
We have live in a house that was a mostly finished foreclosure when we bought it 4 years ago. One thing the original builder did as he was running out of money was to install windows. They are complete crap. Out of most of the houses in our neighborhood, the builder cheapened on just our windows. They are a no name vinyl window.

They are:
Hard to open/close…some of them need a ton of pressure just to get the last 2 inches shut
Have tiny lift rails…can barely get my fingers on them to open
Must not be straight…they are difficult to lock shut
Pretty thin…probably single pane
Drafty

Just complete crap. Our ‘old’ home we left, now about 8 years old, was about 60% the price of this one and had great windows. These suck!

So, just looking for recommendations for any window companies in the Douglasville area – has anyone had windows installed recently? How was your experience?

Thanks!
frank

Carrollton, GA

#2 Jan 7, 2013
bought a foreclosure and you want it perfect????put plywood over them, save the money
Dinkle

Atlanta, GA

#3 Jan 7, 2013
Hey Frank....

You maybe missed the "mostly finished" part...we contracted to buy, and as part of the contract it was finished to our specs, better than my old house for a huge discount to the market rate. All-in-all a good deal except for the windows. Thanks for the suggestion on plywood, I'll give it a shot...

Since: May 12

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Feb 21, 2013
Champion windows are like $700 a piece aren't they?
BubaDuck

Powder Springs, GA

#7 Feb 22, 2013
I know someone who will do replacement windows for less than $200 per window standard sizes. If interested get back to me
Zach

Orlando, FL

#44 Oct 13, 2014
I have an uncle that works for a window company. We would get windows pretty cheap because he would always mark the price down for us. I found it really interesting when he would cut the glass using a diamond tipped roller. I thought it was so cool how he would make a simple scratch in the glass that simply pop out the glass piece he cut to make a perfect fit. I just thought that the glass they used was just a universal size to fit everything.

Zach | http://www.tvsidingandwindows.com/boise-windo...
Wally West

Orlando, FL

#48 Oct 30, 2014
We live by a golf course so we are no strangers to broken windows. This time one of our big windows got broken, luckily it did not shatter. It is much easier to replace when the window is still intact.

http://windowsoftexas.com/
Felicity

Walla Walla, WA

#50 Nov 14, 2014
We're looking to get our windows replaced in our garage. When my son was opening the window, it apparently wasn't attached properly and broke off falling to the floor. I just hope we can find a good deal. Are windows real expensive?
http://rfoam.net
Kerry Jones

Buffalo, NY

#51 Nov 21, 2014
I know your pain, Felicity. My son also broke a window in our garage, and it is starting to get cold. He doesn't have as good of an excuse as your kid. For some reason, he thought it would be a good idea to practice his tennis serve against the garage door. I want to get the window replaced before the first snow storm.

http://clicktoimprove.com/windows.html
raymond

United States

#52 Nov 25, 2014
Where can I get some for my trailer
lots of kids throwin rocks here in the crib
Celine

Kansas City, MO

#54 Dec 15, 2014
You said it, Kerry! It's critical to get your windows replaced before the winter storm comes. We are actually needing to get our front window replaced. I wonder how hard it will be to install.
http://www.wtfarybros.com/pages/products/wind...
Courtney Galler

Macon, GA

#55 Dec 19, 2014
Celine, I would leave window installations to contractors. If you install them incorrectly, it could actually make your house very energy inefficient, and let in all sorts of drafts. I hope you get windows that work well for you.
http://www.randkaz.com
maryjaneprincton

Orlando, FL

#56 Dec 22, 2014
It would be really nice to find new windows that can fit in my budget. I have been wanting to get new windows for a while now. The windows that I have currently are really starting to fall apart. Hopefully this project can be done with soon.

Mary Jane | http://www.archdesignwd.com
Tylequious Jackson

Buffalo, NY

#59 Jan 16, 2015
I also really need to get new windows for my house. My current windows let all of the heat out of my house. It really increases my heating bill. New windows should help to lower it again. I will have to go shopping with my wife and find some new windows for my home. http://www.zephyralum.com/Commercial-Windows-...
William Walker

Germany

#62 Feb 9, 2015
Does anyone here know if most glass companies do both house windows and car windshields? I feel like I've always seen them separate and I don't know why. It would be good for me that they would just be a glass company and would help with cars glass as well. http://economy-glass.com/commercial-glass-ser...
Wade Wilson

Buffalo, NY

#64 Feb 27, 2015
Our son has been going through a sport phase and he has been wanting to practice in the house while it is snowing out side. We agreed to this as long as I was there, practicing with him. He didn't follow that rule the other day and he threw a ball through one of our windows. We got very upset with him and now we have to try and get if fixed before we get too much snow in the house.

http://www.mitchellwindowanddoor.com/windows....
kearbear314

Sweden

#65 Mar 2, 2015
I could actually also use a few replacement windows around my home. It seems like some water managed to get between the panes of at least two windows. I know that this can end up causing some problems, so I really want to get it taken care of soon.
http://www.a-1glass.com/index.htm
Pat Patterson

Powder Springs, GA

#66 Mar 3, 2015
kearbear314 wrote:
I could actually also use a few replacement windows around my home. It seems like some water managed to get between the panes of at least two windows. I know that this can end up causing some problems, so I really want to get it taken care of soon.
http://www.a-1glass.com/index.htm
I will replace standard size window for $165.00 each double hung and double screen Low E glass
james harvon

Wilmington, DE

#70 Apr 13, 2015
Living by a golf course is an easy way to have a lot of broken windows Wally. I would recommend buying reinforced windows. They would be able to withstand the hit of golf ball. The installation should be much cheaper than purchasing new windows consecutive times. http://www.dillydoor.com/windows/
Good product

Rockmart, GA

#71 Apr 13, 2015
james harvon wrote:
Living by a golf course is an easy way to have a lot of broken windows Wally. I would recommend buying reinforced windows. They would be able to withstand the hit of golf ball. The installation should be much cheaper than purchasing new windows consecutive times. http://www.dillydoor.com/windows/
Try Steve Constructs out of Atlanta. They specialize in sound proof shatterproof windows. Google the company.

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