Understanding Window Prices

Recently the owner of one of our favorite window companies told me that a customer who had found him through our site was confused or unsure about my pricing examples so I wanted to clarify things a little bit.

This potential customer met with the owner of the company and when he showed her how the pricing would work for her project she said that Dan at TheWindowDog.com told her it would cost less and she thought he was offering a bad deal.  I know him to be an upstanding guy, so I need to try to fix this situation.

It’s important to keep in mind that when I’m throwing out examples of what a window project should cost I don’t know anything about your house, your old windows or the options you’d like in your new windows.  I know a lot of things, but I don’t know as much as the person who has taken the time to learn the details of your specific window replacement project.

As you’re reading my reviews it’s important to remember that most of the time when I’m talking about prices I’m talking about a plain, simple project with white double hung windows as that’s the most common scenario we deal with.

If your project requires extra work to fix a problem or if you’ve picked out windows with fancy options the prices will be higher.  For example, if you’re ordering triple pane windows with a nice exterior color, a woodgrain interior and etched glass it will cost a bit more than any estimate I’ve thrown out there as those are expensive options.

This is why I repeatedly suggest starting with either the companies that we recommend here or with the best rated companies on Angie’s List.  You can be pretty confident that they’ll treat you well and give you an honest assessment of your actual project.

Folks do contact me with questions regarding specifics relating to their project and I try to help as much as I can, but without being directly involved in your project all I can do is guess.

I hope that helps to clarify any misunderstanding.  If there is ever anything I can do to help just drop me a line with the contact link at the bottom of every page.

Thanks!
Dan

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4 thoughts on “Understanding Window Prices”

  1. Thanks for the great information you provide on this site.

    We are in Colorado and recently were approached by Company X to install Insignia E2 windows. We were given the full “model home” angle. Thanks to your site and others, we were able to file that away under “ignore” and are now focusing on the meat and potatoes of their offer. It’s a big job, around 75 windows total, including 3 sliding doors. Apex quoted us ~$55k. 90% or more of the windows are casements.

    Here are the details on one of the casements that they say is representative of what they will be putting in, as per their NFRC sticker: Model 8071, ASO-A-31-04512-00001, solid vinyl, welded, triple glazed, dbl argon, size of 18 x 50.375, u factor 0.21, solar heat gain coefficient of 0.25, visible trans of 0.41 and air leakage of less than or equal to 0.3 U.S. (1.5 metric).

    Thoughts?

    1. I just followed up with an email. The pricing seems reasonable (at least compared to the other quotes!), but we may be able to help even more. Thanks for sharing the info.

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