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General Category => Building Materials => Topic started by: Tope1976 on October 11, 2017, 11:35:38 PM

Title: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
Post by: Tope1976 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 (https://www.clerawindows.com/replacement-vinyl-window-installation) in my case. What do you think? Do you have any other better options? If so, could you please share your thoughts?
Title: Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
Post by: Jake 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 glass. 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 assembly. 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.
Title: Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
Post by: Tope1976 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.
Title: Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
Post by: Jake 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.