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Replacement Vinyl Window Installation

Tope1976

Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:35:38 PM »
Hey. I have plans to remodel my home in Toronto. I am thinking of giving a cottage style to it. I am looking for contemporary designs for doors and windows. But I am a bit concerned about few things like energy efficiency and it should be sound proof. A friend of mine says replacement vinyl window installation would be a perfect choice in my case. What do you think? Do you have any other better options? If so, could you please share your thoughts?

Jake

Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 04:31:16 PM »
What kind of budget are you on? Windows can be extremely expensive, especially when you start looking at triple plane gl*. But even the most energy efficient windows are only about R6.5. A much cheaper solution is insulated storm windows. I did vinyl replacement windows in my house, and there fine. However if this was any sort of forever house I would just replace the whole *embly. Depending on what I found I would probably reflash, reinstall a new pan under all the windows as well. I would look at Marvin, maybe Anderson, there's a new guy by us called sierra pacific, there supposed to be very well made.
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Tope1976

Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 04:47:11 AM »
Thank you for your suggestion.
My budget for remodeling the complete house is around $18,000, not more than that.

Jake

Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 08:08:28 AM »
Vinyls probably your only choice. I would recommend OSI spray foam with there gun. By me if you buy a case of spray foam they give you the gun free. But I would run around and do all the air sealing I could. Obviously use it for the windows as well.
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