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Home window replacement

We need to replace most of the windows in our house, and I'm not sure where to begin as far as getting estimates. I hear so many horror stories about some home improvement companies.

Our home is not fancy, so no big designer windows are needed, just regular windows, lol.

I see ads for places like Windows World, Champion Windows, etc. Has anyone had any experience with places like that ? Or does anyone have any recommendations?

Is it a bad idea to do it in the fall when the weather is cooler, or do they replace them one at a time rather quickly ? Probably sounds like a stupid question, but I have no idea how the process works.

Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks !

created by foodie88 on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:37:07 am     Comments: 8

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Replacing your windows during the fall season is not the brightest idea you've ever had in your life, and I say this with confidence and not knowing you personally.

Yes, they replace the windows one at a time. Hopefully you can close off the room where the windows are being replaced so the entire house doesn't turn into an ice box during the construction phase.

What you're looking for is a general contractor. Make sure that he's licensed, as there are some people in the construction industry that claim to be licensed and are not, but do a good job anyway. Or not, as the case may be. You're just better off with a licensed contractor.

I don't know if Father & Son is still in business, but some friends of mine had a terrible experience with them, so I recommend you stay away from Father & Son.

I'm PMing you the name and phone number of a general contractor that did a lot of work for my family when I lived in Sylvania. Jim Howald is honest to a fault, produces high quality work, and is always in demand.

Failing all else, you can always go to Home Depot and start asking about windows and installation of same. They'll help you out.

posted by madjack on Oct 19, 2017 at 09:43:08 am     #  

TTT Windows, 2006 Glendale, 419-382-5101. Thermo Twin windows
made in Oakmont, PA and doors made in Sugar Creek, OH.

TTT is family owned and operated. My parents used them a few years ago for window replacement and are very satisfied with the
windows and service. My dad built our first home with his own hands. He knew construction and if you could satisfy him then you had to do good work.

posted by CatLady on Oct 19, 2017 at 09:49:13 am     #

Replacing in the fall is fine. No big deal. They are fast.

posted by slowsol on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:12:10 pm     #  

I was in the same position, and after asking a few of my neighbors, I went with Window World. I replaced mine last fall also, and so far have been pleased. They did a nice job and it didn't take very long.

posted by michl on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:50:11 pm     #  

Make sure you need to replace them in the first place. I had a rental property that had 5 pretty bad windows I was able to have repaired and restored to better than new (tight, insulated, etc.) at far less than I would have spent to replace them. If the panes can be removed (as in my case), I took them to Bomar glass and they were measured up, took them back and waited to for the replacements to show up (about two weeks), once in, took them back, panes were swapped in a couple of hours and took them back and installed them.

posted by breeman on Oct 19, 2017 at 02:05:02 pm     #  

Thanks all, for the tips and recommendations.
I knew I could count on you ! It is much appreciated.

posted by foodie88 on Oct 19, 2017 at 04:25:41 pm     #  

When we bought our home, we decided to replace all the windows. 12 in total and went with Wallside. Not the cheapest and not the most expensive. Took a few hours and still pleased 7 years later, no problems...

posted by WestToledoan on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:07:18 pm     #  

I used window world for 4 separate jobs. I was 100% satisfied with their prices and service

posted by Dappling2 on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:54:12 pm     #