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Old 05-14-2017, 10:10 AM   #21
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Well I pulled the trigger on low-e windows.... total cost for all 12 windows low-e in my house is $4,800... the example he uses with low-e vs. my dual pane with a heat lamp was night and day.
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:01 PM   #22
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I understand both processes they use to re do windows. I have a good friend that owns a glass company. I get that you can pull them apart and completely re build them to a point. I have even heard they can add the gas back into them. I got pricing on all three and it was just better to come in and put new windows in the house. Even if you completely rebuild them your tolerances are not going to be as good as the new windows and the newer features are nicer. Like being able to raise the window or flip it up and out for cleaning. I can pop the locks and open my windows in a matter of seconds VS wrestling with the old ones.
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:51 PM   #23
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I understand both processes they use to re do windows. I have a good friend that owns a glass company. I get that you can pull them apart and completely re build them to a point. I have even heard they can add the gas back into them. I got pricing on all three and it was just better to come in and put new windows in the house. Even if you completely rebuild them your tolerances are not going to be as good as the new windows and the newer features are nicer. Like being able to raise the window or flip it up and out for cleaning. I can pop the locks and open my windows in a matter of seconds VS wrestling with the old ones.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:35 PM   #24
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I used the company Window World
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:27 AM   #25
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I used the company Window World
I went with them to. I listen to The Ticket all day so their commercials brought me to them. Did alittle research on the dfw branch and gave them a call....wanted Anderson windows but it was way out of my price range.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:22 AM   #26
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I understand both processes they use to re do windows. I have a good friend that owns a glass company. I get that you can pull them apart and completely re build them to a point. I have even heard they can add the gas back into them. I got pricing on all three and it was just better to come in and put new windows in the house. Even if you completely rebuild them your tolerances are not going to be as good as the new windows and the newer features are nicer. Like being able to raise the window or flip it up and out for cleaning. I can pop the locks and open my windows in a matter of seconds VS wrestling with the old ones.
You know what the argon inside does?
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You know what the argon inside does?
Leaks out?
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:15 AM   #28
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pretty much.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:34 PM   #29
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You know what the argon inside does?
By the time they got through replacing glass, sealing them up and replacing hardware, it would have been more than half of what new was. It was a no brainer. I have one old window in the garage and every time I raise and lower it I know I made the right decision!
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By the time they got through replacing glass, sealing them up and replacing hardware, it would have been more than half of what new was. It was a no brainer. I have one old window in the garage and every time I raise and lower it I know I made the right decision!
I feel like you didnt even read what I wrote.
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I feel like you didnt even read what I wrote.
I read it, I was just expanding on the topic. Yes, leaks out. I am sure there is a lottttt of quality control when adding gas to a window. I mean how do you test that!

I did drive up your street yesterday. I guess I need to go look at that thread again. I was like, maybe that one, or that one. About to be some even bigger houses close to that area. On fire I tell ya.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:17 PM   #32
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I read it, I was just expanding on the topic. Yes, leaks out. I am sure there is a lottttt of quality control when adding gas to a window. I mean how do you test that!

I did drive up your street yesterday. I guess I need to go look at that thread again. I was like, maybe that one, or that one. About to be some even bigger houses close to that area. On fire I tell ya.
if you'd like, I can take you and show you how they are made. Or you can call that number I sent you, and he can, it's his company.

Yep, they were trying to build smaller one story houses, and a customer wanted that big one, so they opened up several bigger plans. They have yet to break ground on the next street, and it's 1/2 sold or more.
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If your house have aluminum frames the window guy told me it's illegal or something to repair those. I don't know if that's BS or not
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:36 PM   #34
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When we did our we had the original aluminum frame single pane windows that were installed when the house was built in 1957. We put in vinyl, double pane, double hung, low e glass w/argon. We had them done by Window World. The difference is HUGE. 12 windows installed was about $4900. Our house is about 1500 square feet and the thermostat stays at 73F 24hrs a day. Last month my electric bill was $128
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:57 AM   #35
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if you'd like, I can take you and show you how they are made. Or you can call that number I sent you, and he can, it's his company.

Yep, they were trying to build smaller one story houses, and a customer wanted that big one, so they opened up several bigger plans. They have yet to break ground on the next street, and it's 1/2 sold or more.
I meant some of these fly by night window repair places. Not the new ones.
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I meant some of these fly by night window repair places. Not the new ones.
almost none of the installers make anything. There are a few manufacturers in texas.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:46 AM   #37
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Replacing windows in brick looks ridiculously easy. What is the hesitation?
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Replacing windows in brick looks ridiculously easy. What is the hesitation?
Broken brick, improper seal, etc.

My house was built in 1986. So finding brick to match if something gets broken would be impossible.

They can be removed and installed from the inside, though i have concerns with them getting sealed and flashed properly. Everything is under a 12" eave, but it is always a concern

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Old 07-13-2017, 11:58 AM   #39
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Update: Ordered the windows a couple days after this post. Just got installed last Thursday. I went with window world. Very pleased with the results. House of more comfortable in every room. My 2 west windows aren't on fire at 5:30pm like they used to be. I got rid of the colonial grids so they look alot better IMO. I'm pleased with the results. Now I have to get some decent blinds on them, which just got ordered on Monday.
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Nice, I'm loving my new window. The front room stays much cooler.
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