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The Alside Excalibur II windows are produced for use on the west coast. They are designed to be installed into homes with the stucco exteriors that are typical in that part of the country. While the Alside Excalibur and the Excalibur II share a name, they are in fact different windows.
The stucco flange on the exterior of the window allows for simple installation into stucco homes. This design element is common on the west coast, but seen less often in the mid-west and east coast.
The Alside Excalibur II windows are designed to be competitively priced windows that offer standard features that many other companies list as options.
These windows are custom manufactured at plants in Yuma, Arizona and Bothell, Washington. Alside is different than most vinyl window manufacturers in that they ship windows to all 50 states.
What’s the typical cost of Alside Excalibur II windows?
As with all replacement windows the pricing can vary quite a bit from one dealer to another and in different installation scenarios. One project could look similar, but be substantial more or less expensive than another.
With that being said, the Alside Excalibur II windows should typically go for $300-$400 including installation. It is possible that difficult installations or more expensive options could drive the price higher and a very basic window with very basic installation could easily be under $300.
So, how should I decide who to work with?
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I always suggest starting with a company with a good reputation and a solid track record. Then listed to what they have to suggest. Ask any questions about it, ask about options both more expensive and less expensive. When you feel like they’re offering a reasonable value that fits your needs you should buy it.
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