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"It went perfectly, on budget and on time. The subcontractors were managed very well, having them out to consult with me, then adjusting their times to co-ordinate" a very rapid job.
was in contact with me three or four times a day and was on site every day. He had many good ideas on how to improve on my concepts.

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Dear Angie: What type of service provider installs window wells? Would it be landscapers, general contractors or another category? – Garrett C., Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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The window opening would be large enough to allow people to escape during a fire and rescue personnel to climb in with equipment on their backs, says Sublousky. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Dale R. of Detroit)
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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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+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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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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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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Egress Window Installation reviews in Indianapolis

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It went very well. The lady who came and worked with me was very knowledgeable with their products. They came to their appointment on time. Their price was reasonable. There was a little communication problem with the type of shutters that I wanted but they were very helpful in solving the problem. The men who came and installed them were very good. They made sure everything matched and looked great.
- CATHERINE H.
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I obtained a quote from Home Room to repair several windows in my home that had rotted. At the time of the quote, one window was replaced at a cost of $700. I told them I would call when I was ready for the other windows to be done. In March I called and asked to have the work done. They asked that I send them a deposit of $585 and that they would get to me in about a month. Six months later I was still waiting, despite numerous phone calls. Finally, in October,
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refunded my deposit plus $100 for interest and referred my to another company because he said he could not get to me. While I appreciate the gesture, I am going to go another winter with bad windows because they strung me along. The new company cannot get to me until spring. I have used Home Room in the past for to her projects and was very happy but this experience left a bad taster in my mouth.
- JUDY B.
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Overall, the experience was great. They were prompt to show up to provide an estimate and nearly completed the job when they predicted they would (the only thing that slowed them down was the weather).
It was tough to find a contractor that was willing to do or coordinate everything required to install abasement egress window into a location where one didn't exist - excavating the hole for the window well, cutting through the concrete, installing the window and well, and finishing out the interior of room where the window was installed (trimming out the window, moving electrical outlets, repairing drywall, and painting the room). The guys at Raspberry did most of the work themselves (save the concrete cutting) and really did an excellent job.
- Mark J.
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We knew that using Bee Windows would be more expensive, and we wanted to meet and get to know the company before we invited them into our house. We called to see if we could come to their showroom in Fishers, IN, We were told we had to wait until Saturday at 10:00 am. We made a 50 mile round trip to make this appointment.
When we got there, nobody was there and we had to buz a bell until someone showed up. We informed them that we had an appointment at 10:00 am. The salesman was not there yet and was invited to look around. Finally the salesman arrived and I should have know something was amiss by the whimpy handshake he gave us upon greeting him.
After explaining what we were looking for, he showed us two doors and explained the difference between the two. He handed us a pamphlet and told us that "this picture was the cheapest and became more expensive as you moved from picture to picture.
I asked him about the window he was standing at. I asked him for a rough ballpark figure of what that window cost. He was very evassive and did not answer. I said, I don't want a quote, I just want to know the ballpark figure, am I looking at a 800, 1000, 2000 dollar slider or what.
His flipant and rude answer was he would not tell me. I asked again and he said anywhere from $2 to $10,000. HIs
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was very rude. I said I would not waste my time if he could not provide me with any information.
We had 1 patio door that needed immediate replacement with 14 additional windows, another patio door, and 2 storm doors all to be replaced before spring. I have no idea if this salesman was following company policy to be rude, evassive, and a jerk, or if it is just the company's policy to hire such people to represent them. Either way, I will never consider them and will make it a point to tell people about what
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Bee Windows are really famous about. Since my experience, I have been going back and reading some of the negative comments this company has had and find these comments very accurate.
- Elizabeth H.

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A&M Home Services

66050 US Hwy 31
Lakeville

Accutec Restoration Management, LLC

5256 E 65th St
Indianapolis

Adkins Drapery Shop

3162 State Road 32 E
Westfield

AKAT Solutions, LLC

712 Russell Ave
Indianapolis

American Basement Solutions

1988 Old State Road 44
Martinsville

Architectural Restoration Inc

1101 E 54th St
Indianapolis

Barnette construction

6516 E. U.S 136

BERGSTROM HOME IMPROVEMENT

1632 W Defenbaugh St
Kokomo

Boyd Restoration Remodeling

141 North Shortridge
Indianapolis

Brothers Construction LLC

11630 Peacock Ct
Indianapolis

Brown Remodeling

226 W. Madison St.
Franklin

Campbell Construction

143 buck creek rd
Indianapolis

Case Design/Remodeling Indy

99 East Carmel Dr
Carmel

CELEBRITY CUSTOM HOMES

11349 Aleene Way
Fishers

Circle City SkyLights

2455 N Central Ave
Indianapolis

CMH Builders Inc

8847 Commerce Park Place
Indianapolis

Custom Covers Inc

4548 W 50 S
Lebanon

DC Roofing & Exteriors

596 Metairie Dr.
Greenwood

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

DLS & ASSOCIATES, INC.

8145 Moore Rd
Indianapolis

Don Harris Home Improvement

901 Southview Drive
Indianapolis

DREXEL INTERIORS

3217 N SHADELAND AVE
Indianapolis

Edens Painting and Remodeling LLC

8747 Fielding Ln
Indianapolis

Eternity Construction

8015 Ridgegate E Dr
Indianapolis

Expert Window

12014 E 196th St
Noblesville

Exterior Home Improvement Inc

12475 Calluna Court
Fishers

Faerber's Bee Window Inc

115 Shadowlawn Dr
Fishers

G & T QUALITY PLUMBING INC

819 E JACKSON ST
Shelbyville

Garing Renovation

202 Madison Street
Darlington

Gatehouse Construction, LLC

6137 Crawfordsville Road #181
Speedway

GLASS DOCTOR OF INDIANAPOLIS

7753 E 89TH ST
Indianapolis

Grigsby Remodeling

636 Greensboro Ave
Knightstown

GuyCo Homes & Remodeling

150 Vista Park Way
Avon

GW Owens Construction Inc

234 Illinois St
Shirley

Handy Repair Guys LLC

1389 W 86th St
Indianapolis

Handy-Man Services Roger Lee Billings

2037 South Keystone Ave
Indianapolis

Handyman By The Hour

4215 E 161st St
Westfield

Handyman's

11270 Shelborne Rd
Carmel

Happy Glass Window Service

3350 robson st.
Indianapolis

Heasley Property Development

11057 Allisonville Rd
Fishers

Heldman Exteriors Inc

2603 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis

Home Experts

7225 S. East St.
Indianapolis

Indiana Professional Contractors LLC

2031 Silver Ln Dr
Indianapolis

Indiana Renovation Concepts

5145 East 65th St
Indianapolis

Indy Contractors Inc

1221 N Madison
Greenwood

Jaco Waterproofing

4350 Wade Mill Rd

Jud Construction, LLC

5105 W Bradburn Dr
Muncie

KENNY GLASS INC

5240 N US HWY 31
Columbus

Key Exteriors

821 W Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne

Konraddavisconstruction

2051 Gerrard Ave
Indianapolis

L J Stone Co Inc

9100 N Wheeling Ave
Muncie

Legacy Window & Door LLC

540 N. Rangeline Rd
Carmel

Lyon Glass Block Inc.

2033 South Meridian St.
Indianapolis

Maxson Remodeling & Construction

PO Box 5039
Zionsville

Miles APC "All-Purpose Contractors"

13315 Lantern Rd.
Fishers

Monon Construction Group LLC

6100 N. Keystone
Indianapolis

Mooresville Auto Detail

246 East Main Street
Mooresville

Mr Window Inc

902 E 106th St
Indianapolis

New Era Contractors Inc

5324 Thrasher Dr
Indianapolis

Olis Construction LLC

11460 Westfield Blvd
Carmel

Osting Quality Services LLC

5522 Snowberry Ct
Indianapolis

Overhead Door of Indianapolis

8811 Bash St
Indianapolis

Pop's Toolchest

5887 E CR 900 N
Pittsboro

Preferred Custom Remodeling LLC

5984 Catlin Ln
Noblesville

Quality First Construction

535 1st Ave NE
Carmel

R and R Home Services, LLC

190 N 6th Street
Zionsville

RASPBERRY BUILDING CORP

6257 COFFMAN RD
Indianapolis

Rental Contracting & Repair, Inc.

33 E. Main Street
Anderson

Rickleff Sons & Daughters Painting

1220 Fairbanks Dr
Carmel

T Morgan Construction Inc

11951 East 30th St
Indianapolis

TAG Exteriors

6407 S. East St.
Indianapolis

Thomas Hardscape & Landscape LLC

24880 Devaney Road
Arcadia

TS Home Solutions

6749 E 17th St
Indianapolis

Van Valer Heating Cooling & Plumbing

500 US 31 South
Greenwood

VIP Home Solutions, LLC.

540 N. Madison Ave.
Greenwood

Weatherguard Windows & Doors

6856 W Lake Rd
Indianapolis

Weiss & Company LLC

1048 Summit Dr
Carmel

WET BASEMENT DOCTORS

3124 West 76th St
Indianapolis

Window Man Inc

5575 Elmwood Ave
Indianapolis

Window World Of Indianapolis Inc

1229 Country Club Rd
Indianapolis

Woodsmen Contracting, LLC

5423 Armstrong Ct
Indianapolis

Years Ahead Home Improvement Inc.

149 Abbey Road
Noblesville

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