Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
I cannot really comment on residential window applications...You mention 16 windows, are these fixed with sliders? Meaning the Upper window is a fixed IGU (insulated glass unit), with vinyl stops (frame) and then lower be left or right sliding glass and screen (usually 3 sliders in more current apps. unlike yrs ago when just a single slider and screen w/aluminum frame). The sliders would be single lite (glass) held in frame with rubber gasket - the sliding lite would not fog as there is no air space such as in the IGU....when an IGU fails you will get the condensation/fogging between the glass - this part has to be replaced. If the application allows removal of the stops and the IGU pulled, then all you have to replace is the failing IGU. If it is Pella or perhaps other "brands" and is a whole kit such as tilt out which is fabbed and installed whole instead of in parts, then the glass and framing would have to go - this would apply if old windows are a fabbed kit or the new purchase.
The doors - are you looking at front insulated double doors (decorative) (or two seperate) w/1/4 or 1/2 or full door lite and iron or brass inlay or are you talking about patio doors, with or without side lite or transom?
I had a friend recently have a single front insulated door done w/side lite and that alone was 3K.
Another thing to consider about variables in costs and R factor is to get "Low E, Argon gas filled"
(I used to own a glass and door service company - my BF did the installs, I ran the biz - however we did mostly high rise condo's and commercial/industrial/retail service work for banks and arena's with a little residential - usually a fogged IGU in residential)
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