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"Initially I contacted to replace the window well covers that were provided with my town home when it was built 20 years ago. They were open" grated covers and in terrible condition. I found a $40 off coupon (per cover) from the Save On Everything mailer. I called about 5 companies and 's price was one of the least expensive and they have been in business for a number of years. I worked with from who was extremely responsive, helpful in answering my questions and prompt in securing an installation date. , the installer. was on time, completed the installation very quickly and did a great job with clean up. I decided to use for new basement windows as well. Again, I used a coupon from the Save On mailer ($20/window). I ordered the new windows on Monday and was at my house installing the windows on Wednesday. and his colleague did an excellent job with the installation and clean up. They even carried the old windows out to my garage. took the time to show me how to install and remove the locks on the window covers and how to remove the window screens and windows for cleaning. I highly recommend the company.

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Hello - I hope my answer will help point you in the right direction.

 

The reason you're having a hard time getting clear information is because there are hundreds of companies saying their window is the best. There are probably millions of different features you can choose to have for your windows and in price ranges from $169-$1200 (per double-hung window).

 

I've been in the business for 15 years and have seen many different window products from many different dealers and manufacturers. This all comes down to: "what's important for you and your home?" If you want a strong warranty from a company who has a full-time service department to give you piece of mind and service your windows should needs be, or are you looking at only those companies who offer true wood interior windows that you can paint or stain to match the home decor? Whatever is your hot-button, then that's where you want to start.

 

I would recommend you first choose how you want your new windows to look. Wood-interior with vinyl clad is only offered by certain companies, while there is a vinyl woodgrain finish to give you similar results without the maintenance. If you're only looking for a white interior and don't want the maintenance, a fiberglass or vinyl window would be the best choice from what is offered in the market today (vinyl will be less expensive - not necessarily cheaper quality). If you are going to change out a window to a french door and a door to a window, then you WILL NEED to find a contractor with some carpentry experience. Some companies will tell you upfront that they do not handle those sorts of remodeling projects due to the complexity and time it would take to get it complete.

 

Unfortunately, we won't be able to personally help you with your project as we work in the New England Area. However, if you wish to talk further, please feel free to email me at: sven@ritewindow.com and I'll be happy to let you know our prices for what we offer so you can compare and hopefully find a similar company to do the work for you near the Austin area.

 

Cheers!

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Get your roofer back out there.  Course of shingles above the window need to be pulled, self sealing flashing, drip caps, and counter and step flashing are going to be required here. 

 

This is a flashing issue as the window connects to the mansard roof surface. 

 

Condensation and a leak are two different and very noticeably different (i.e. volume) things.

 

Flashing and roofing on Mansards can be tricky but is sounds very much like a roofing issue. 

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For a broken window (or leaking seal in multi-pane unit), for a standard roughly 2x3 foot window, can run from low of about $75-125 for single pane to more like $200-300 range for triple pane, depending on construction and any special ultraviolet or heat reflective coatings. If a removeable window unit, of course cheaper to remove it and take to replacement glass place then have them come out, measure glass size, order glass unit, then come back to install.

 

If taking in yourself, commonly they can do single-pane in an hour or two, but count on a week or so typically for sealed double or triple pane unit to come in, so you will have to seal the opening in the interim. That is an advantage of having them come out - they measure and determine type of unit on first visit and can seal with tape and plastic sheeting (if you have not already done that), then come back with new unit and install a week or two down the road - but you are not stuck with an opening in the wall for a long time.

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+1

 

Much easier to scratch and typically not as good a finished quality as compared to glass.

 

Benefits are the resistance to breakage as mentioned by LCD.  Any glazing shop should be able to re-create that panel. 

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Thermal numbers look okay when looking at the NFRC.

 

Do you have any other data on them?  Air infiltration, Design Pressure, Visible Transmittance, and Condensation Resistance are all good evaluators.

 

http://www.mercuryexcelum.com/images/customer-files/Advantage.pdf

 

Air infiltration rate is way high at 0.21.

 

It may look nice in person but the performance numbers are below average. 

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If you are being sued and/or counter suing, then you should hire a lawyer.  While you can do small claims court and sue without a lawyer, the Contractor's insurance will provide him a lawyer to defeat you.  Plus, odds are good the Contractor has more court experience than the average Home Owner, especially if this is his standard opperating procedure.  If you go against a lawyer, you will lose, even if you are right (Saying the right thing at the wrong time is very bad in court rooms.  Get a lawyer who knows the processes).

Once you decide you are suing, there should be no further contact or access to the property with the contractor.  If you have already been told you are suing, you should stop all access to your property (you are allowing them to gather evidence AGAINST you.  Your lawyer may be able to reach an agreement outside of court to allow the contractor to fix the work within a specific time period, but even then make sure you are not in contact with the contractor.  Anything you say, will be turned against you ("The Home Owner said it was okay.")

A building official has no legal obligation in court; his job is safety and minimum construction requirements as allowed per Code.  He has no say over materials and methods, and cannot assess damage. (IRC doesn't have a requirement that the door you mention exceed 35", so he won't care it isn't 36" as an example).  What he CAN do is state if the work is unsafe or causing other conditions which are unsafe.  Let your lawyer decide; but it is not in your best interest to have the Building Offical inspect with the contractor.

To sue you need to show damages.  Get another contractor (get some references or hire an architect to help ensure you get what you need) to inspect the work and give an estimate to repair.  The amount the contractor(s) estimates becomes what you seek in court (plus court fees) from the contractor.  If his work caused problems, you should be suing, not sued.

Also, be aware that no door manufacturer makes an actual 36" door (as an example).  They each have their own frame sizes, so a "36 door" in reality will be 35 7/8" to 35 3/8".  Each door maker has slightly different sizes (go online, you can see Pella, Anderson, Kolbe-Kolbe, etc. have their actual sizes available for PDF downloads).  If you replace a Pella 36" with an Anderson's 36" they won't fit perfectly.  In fact, the different styles within the same manufacturer are sometimes even different.  The purpose of trim is to hide the gap between the wall and door frame, so your door may be perfectly fine in size and method of installation. 

When you have this work corrected (and for any future work) utilize the services of a lisenced Architect.  They will oversee the work, review requests for payments and document existing conditions and conditions found during construction to prevent the situation you are now in.  They will also ensure the proper permits are filed and the inspections called for.  Because they are a third party to the agreement, they can be the 'bad guy' and make the contractor perform, where you just have to pay the invoices they approve.  The contractor deals with the Architect (and vice versa) and you get the project you wanted. The cost of the architect would have been around $3,200 and is minimal compared to what you are dealing with now, the peace of mind is worth it and architects often find cost savings that go directly back to the Home Owner.  When you account for time alone, you will have spent more than this on just preparing and attending the court case.

Because this is headed to court, stop all communication with the contractor and get yourself counsel.  Good luck.

Egress Window reviews in Chicago

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They did a great job. I stopped by the store to discuss repairing old vents vs installing new ones, and chose new ones. The owner came out a couple of days later to measure and give me an estimate. Then there was a delay, but it was the fault of the weather, not the company. The grout/mortar must be installed at above-freezing temperatures, and ...More we went into a very long siege of below-32 days. As soon as the weather moderated they called me and scheduled a date for installation. The two workers were on time, finished the work in less than 3 hours, and cleaned up after themselves. They did an excellent job.
- JANE H.
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A job well done. I have procrastinated for a long time about having window well covers because I thought it would be so expensive. Sorry I waited so long. The price was reasonable and well worth it as I now have peace of mind about debris and even very young birds which have fallen into my window wells. After watching the commercials about this ...More Angies list, I joined and found Windows. The installers were really nice and went over everything with me. The sight was left very clean and the covers look very nice and neat. I am satisfied.
- Jane B.

Egress Window Installers in Chicago

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A Better Door & Window

9960 W 191st St
Mokena

A to Z Windows & Doors, Inc.

4035 JOLIET AVE
Lyons

A&J handyman services

2032 s ingleside
Chicago

Advanced Home Improvements Inc

888 E Belvidere Rd Ste 116
Grayslake

ADVANCED WINDOW CORP

4935 W LE MOYNE ST
Chicago

AJ'S DECORATIVE GLASS & DOOR

310 E 168TH ST
South Holland

Albar Products Inc

112 Higgins Rd
Park Ridge

Alco Construction Co.

3608 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

ALENIA EXTERIORS

6891 CATALPA ST
Hanover Park

All Construction Services, LLC

21276 N. Boschome Cir.
Kildeer

All Guard Exteriors

922 6th Ave
Aurora

All Quality Inc

6348 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

All Star Installations Inc

1007 Rand Rd
Mchenry

American Finishers, Inc.

27B Stonehill Rd
Oswego

American Home Improvers, Inc.

10 East Main St
East Dundee

Atlas Construction Company

6351 W. MONTROSE AVE.
Chicago

Atlas Restoration LLC

11441 Melrose Ave.
Franklin Park

Aurora Builders Supply Outlet

1480 E. New York St.

Basement Seepage Solution Inc

1905 Marketview Dr
Yorkville

Best carpentry Hardwood Floor

3121 N 77th Ave
Elmwood Park

Big City Construction Services Inc

6550 N Ponchartrain Blvd
Chicago

BPL Construction, Incorporated

3838 West Lawrence Ave
Chicago

Budget Right Handyman

1000 N Taylor Ave
Oak Park

Choice Renovations LLC

101 S. Westmore Ave.

CKS BUILDERS LTD

920 MEADOW RIDGE DR
West Chicago

Clear Choice Service Solutions

P.O. Box 592
Addison

Clyde's Home Improvements Inc

16142 Pamela Ct
Oak Forest

COCHRAN CONSTRUCTION CO

1952 LARKDALE DR
Glenview

Concrete Correctors

7W Fernwood Dr.
Bolingbrook

Continental Design & Remodeling

913 Greenwood Rd
Glenview

Cottage Grove Glass Inc

7401 S Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago

Crack Attack Waterproofing Team

10 S 305 schoger Dr
Naperville

Creggan Builders Inc

3207 W 111th St
Chicago

Cripple Creek Construction

25105 W Willow Dr
Plainfield

Crystal Window & Door

1300 W 35th St
Chicago

Damco Construction

9824 S 51st Ave
Oak Lawn

Dano Construction

5435 110 St Unit 3
Oak Lawn

David J Aydelotte

7811 Marshall St

DDT Home Transformations, LLC

906 Edgerton Drive
Joliet

Decks Plus

6015 s merrimac
Chicago

Decorating Solutions Inc

407 Dorchester st apt112
Roselle

Del Mar Builders

165 W. 10th Street
Chicago Heights

Derkson Home Remodeling

1390 Mulberry Lane
Crystal Lake

DESIGNfirst Builders LLC

1201 Norwood Ave
Itasca

Dominic's Quality Home Improvement

7521 W Belmont Ave
Chicago

E B P Quality inc

2650 N 72 Ct
Elmwood Park

ECO Windows & Doors

2635 Maple Ave.
Brookfield

EDO, Inc.

1504 S Prospect Ave
Park Ridge

Elite Construction Company

1010 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook

euromax inc

6232 W Belmont Ave
Chicago

EVANSTON LUMBER CO

1001 SHERMAN AVE
Evanston

Excel Windows

174 N Brandon Dr
Glendale Heights

Fagin Construction

1858 Ellendale Dr
Northbrook

FamaGroup Llc

312 n genesee st
Waukegan

Family Waterproofing Solutions

15255 S. 94th Avenue
Orland Park

Father &Son windows installer

1004 Willson dr
Des Plaines

Fence Doctors Inc

2067 Parkview Circle East
Hoffman Estates

Figure Out

1928 S Central Ave
Cicero

FOREST LUMBER CO True Value

17280 CICERO AVE
Country Club Hills

FOUR SEASONS WINDOWS

6235 Chicago
Chicago

Fox Valley Glass Inc.

1409 Wright Blvd
Schaumburg

Georgia & Company Construction Inc

875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago

Gilkey Window Company Inc

10160 Virginia Ave
Chicago Ridge

Gizmo Home|Craft

190 E 5th Ave
Naperville

Great Lakes Total Basement Finishing

2000 W Carroll Ave Suite 303A
Chicago

H.O.M.E. LLC

Montgomery

Haggis II Construction

6400 N Northwest Hwy
Chicago

Haris Inc

850 S Lorraine Rd
Wheaton

Harrison Home Maintenance

PO Box 240
Park Ridge

hiremyworker.com

180 N. Stetson Ave
Chicago

Home Improvement Guyz

4N663 Wood Dale Road
Wood Dale

home window repair

2112 Mayfair Avenue

HOMETEAM GROUP INC

106 W Calendar Ct
La Grange

Homeworks Home Maintenance

7734 Shorewood Dr.

HSB Builders, Inc

8754 N. wisner St #2
Niles

HUCKLEBERRYFINNREPAIR SERVICE

308 E South St
Peotone

Illinois Sash Erectors Inc.

2390 United Ln
Elk Grove Village

IMAGINE DEVELOPMENT INC

172 Rosedale Ct
Bloomingdale

Innerweld Cover Co Inc

21227 W. Commercial Dr.
Mundelein

Innovative Construction And Design Inc.

4243 W. 59th Sreet
Chicago

ISLAND GLASS

26832 North Leibert Street
Wauconda

J&M Custom Design

3s634 Delles Rd.
Napervlle

J.M. Walsh Enterprises, Inc.

P.O. Box 929
New Lenox

Jeck's Remodeling Experts

8150 N Clifton Ave
Niles

JMD Home Service Inc

2814 N Albany Ave
Chicago

JOE'S CONSTRUCTION

910 GREENLEAF DR
Joliet

Just Windows Ltd

6134 N Karlov Ave
Chicago

K. H. RENOVATIONS, INC.

205 CASS AVE
Westmont

Katlia Construction Inc

2720 S River Rd
Des Plaines

Ken Donovan Construction

1633 Wicke Ave
Des Plaines

Klosa Properties LLC

2939 Peachgate Ct
Glenview

Kobez Co.

1813 Vivian Way Ct.

Lamka Enterprises Inc.

1965 Bissell
Chicago

Landmark Renovations

1234 Center St
Downers Grove

LaPelusa Home Improvement, Inc.

6622 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Niles

Leahy Construction

618 Hannah Ave.
Forest Park

LEE LUMBER & BUILDING MATERIAL

633 W PERSHING RD
Chicago

LeSueur Systems, Llc

2107 N. Leavitt
Chicago

m2 Creative Management Solutions

333 W Hubbard ST
Chicago

Macnon Builders

P.O. Box 102
Glenview

MAGDAN HOME IMPROVEMENT, INC.

4159 Judd Ave
Schiller Park

MAGIC GLASS BLOCK

5045 W DIVERSEY AVE
Chicago

Malaspina Windows and Doors

4300 N Menard Ave
Chicago

Master Key Cleaning

16525 W. 159th St.
Lockport

MC ELLIGOTT-SMITH BUILDERS INC

19279 Forest Ln
Mundelein

Meister Windows & Siding

122 N 7000 W Rd
Bonfield

Miro Builders, Inc

4540 N. Pontiac Avenue
Harwood Heights

Modern House Remodeling INC

5847 N Ottawa ave
Chicago

Monarch Contract Builders

159 N Marion
Oak Park

Mordini General Contracting

571 Hunter Ln
Lake Forest

MRB Construction

525 Indiana Ave.
Beecher

Murphy's Window & Sunrooms

10359 S Pulaski Road
Chicago

Nail and Hammer

2029 s.24th
Broadview

NORSKY CONSTRUCTION

8114 N OTTAWA AVE
Niles

NuLife Glass and Window Repair Co.

5550 Abbey Dr. #1-N
Lisle

P&L Construction Services Inc.

1918 Burr Oak Dr
Mt. Prospect

Palm Industries Inc

Chicago Heights

Perma-Seal Basement Systems

513 Rogers St
Downers Grove

PG General Construction Inc

PO Box 452
Park Ridge

Plus One Windows, Inc.

3331 S Wallace St
Chicago

Professional Home Improvement Inc

115 S Wilke Rd.
Arlington Heights

Quality Glass Block and Window Co

1351 East Street
Morris

R and B Glass Corp

720 N 17th Street
Saint Charles

R.A. James Construction Inc

6735 W Stanley Ave
Berwyn

Reflections In Glass

22292 N Pepper Rd
Barrington

Reliable Basement Services LLC

3S080 Talbot Ave
Warrenville

Rite-Way Injections Waterproofing

PO Box 828
Bedford Park

RK Design Inc

7340 W Gregory St
Chicago

Robinson Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc

667 E Lasalle Street
Somonauk

RR&C Services Inc

312 N Prairie Ln
Lake Zurich

Sandman Customs Inc

224 S Western Ave
Aurora

schultz carpentry

5351 w. winnemac
Chicago

Short Construction

36246 N Eagle ct
Ingleside

Siding Group & Windows Group Ltd

10350 Dearlove Rd
Glenview

Stan's Roofing & Siding LLC

8211 W 133rd Street
Orland Park

Stash Construction

1777 ARMSTRONG ST

Stuart Exteriors

213 E. Corning Rd
Beecher

Summit Property Services

138 W Home Ave
Villa Park

Superior Windows and Doors LLC.

718 Morse Ave
Schaumburg

Synergy Development & Construction, LLC

10526 W. Cermak Rd., 205G
Westchester

T&E Construction

265 Prairie St
Manhattan

Taurus Security Rolling Shutter

1312 Snowberry Ln
West Chicago

The Great Window Wizard Co.

6010 N Northwest Hwy
Chicago

Thor Build Inc.

7550 W Belmont Ave
Chicago

TnD Start to Finish

8000 W Oakton
Niles

Tower Remodeling Inc

8630 Fullerton Ave Apt 1N
River Grove

Triple T Contractors, Inc.

514 Poplar Dr.
Wilmatte

US Waterproofing

5650 Meadowbrook
Rolling Meadows

Velocity Software LLC.

1919 Highland Ave.
Lombard

Vojtek's Home Improvement Inc

9418 Linnea Ln
Des Plaines

Warrior Construction Inc

1193 S GROVE UNIT 4
Franklin Park

Waterproofing Medics

1937 S. Mannheim Rd.
Westchester

We Group Renovations & Improvements, Inc.

9163 S. Harvard Ave.
Chicago

WELL COVERED WINDOW WELLS INC.

260 CORTLAND AVE
Lombard

WINDO THERM

PO Box 405

WINDOW PROS INC

2425 VON ESCH RD
Plainfield

WindowWorks Inc

570 E North Frontage Rd
Bolingbrook

WINNOVA WINDOWS & DOORS INC

1350 Jarvis Ave
Elk Grove Village

Yellow Square Corporation

1024 Arcady Dr
Lake Forest

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