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    We need new windows.

    Looking at a couple of local companies, Rosati and Apco and also some from Home Depot, I think they were Simonton.

    We have 11 to replace and would probably go Double Hung style, vinyl and either wood or wood look on the inside.

    Any experiences/recommendations?

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    give Rosati a call,he’s done a lot of units in my complex.

    people say good things about his windows here.

    be careful of some window companies in this town,a lot of them are very flaky.
    they will send some knucklehead hustler to your home,and try to slam you with a crazy estimate they want you to sign NOW,and waste 2 hours of your time.

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    We purchased from APCO over a year ago and couldn’t be happier with every part of the process. Plus the price with APCO was about $8,000 less than Rosatti or Larmco. (Beware the Larmco guy came to our house and wouldn’ leave, stayed for 3 hours, he finally left when we started eating dinner around him. After we had told him we couldn’t afford his windows.)

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/apco-siding-and-windows-columbus

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    I’ve delt with APCO before–they are a great company and they are also expensive. My gutter install from them was 3x the price of my lowest bidder who I gave the job to (and the job was fanastic) and I don’t think that APCO could have done it any better. I do buy materials from them though (for DIY) and their customer support is excellent as well.

    I have Pella windows in my house. The PO had installed some vinyl replacement windows before I bought it so I carried that through the house. They unfortunately are white so I painted my trim white and they look fine. If I was doing it all over again I would have done a colord vinyl clad wood window … or something … so that it matches on the outside and stained to match on the inside.

    Installing replacement windows typically isn’t very hard at all if you’re putting them into wood window casings that are in good shape. It’s a good DIY project, IMHO.

    Jason

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    agtw31 wrote >>
    give Rosati a call,he’s done a lot of units in my complex.
    people say good things about his windows here.
    be careful of some window companies in this town,a lot of them are very flaky.
    they will send some knucklehead hustler to your home,and try to slam you with a crazy estimate they want you to sign NOW,and waste 2 hours of your time.

    +1 to Rosati. A few coworkers have used them; good results.

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    We replace the windows in a different room every other year with Rossati and love them. (whoo-hooo…only two to go!) They’re great about dealing with all the permits and any needed architectural review stuff, too. Always on time and finished when promised. I totally recommend them.

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    APCO just did 6 windows for me and I couldn’t be happier. We went with the aluminum clad exterior and wood interior. They were competitively priced, and the installers were great. They even worked with us on a Saturday install.

    Edit: Not the windows in my avatar. Those are a whole other story.

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    Thanks all!

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    JerrodWagner
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    Check out affordable windows, they did work for a couple of large windows. You really can’t find a better price….169-200 installed

    Sam Shafqat
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    Affordable Windows
    614-477-6446
    affordablewindows@rocketmail.com

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    What are you looking at, as far as price goes, for Rosatti? My first floor has them and I love them. I want to put them in the upstairs now.

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    We don’t really have a price range per se, just want to do it once and do it right. I understand that you get what you pay for.

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    With Rosatti, it depends on the size. We have giant windows, especially on the 1st floor. IIRC, they were each~$450

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    is that installed for 450?

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    surber17 wrote >>
    is that installed for 450?

    yeah…each window, though.

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    Pella Windows quoted me ~$900 to do a single double hung window. It was the higher end Architectural series with dividers (not true divided) 100% wood w/cladding on the outside. The large costs comes in if they are custom made. I have a old house, so of course nothing is standard.

    If you have a old house and your windows are is descent condition you can get new triple track storms installed for around $150. I just did that myself, and honestly they look really nice. They can do different colors too. I used Kerbler @ Co, local.

    Good read here – http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,476717,00.html

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