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recommended" a window company to replace a fogged window panel before applying the Vista film to that window and the installer returned shortly after its installation to complete the job. The Vista film has made a huge difference already in protecting my art work and furniture without the need to close drapes and shades plus it has reduced the heat level in our home. I actually was able to turn the thermostat up by a few degrees. The safety and security film is an added bonus in giving us peace of mind while traveling away from home and also during severe tropical storms. We have an older home without the benefit of storm shutters. I rate my experience with both the sales rep and the installer as A++. No complaints our end. All my calls were returned promptly and I highly recommend these folks.

-sherry C.

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"We were very pleased with the professional way the job was estimated and completed. Both the estimator and installer were pleasant and efficient. We couldn't" be happier with the results, especially in the current hot weather.

-Angela G.

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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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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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Window Tinting Or Film reviews in Elgin

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Horrible. I left a deposit for shower glass, 2 mirrors, beveling on another mirror and installation of some glass shelves. I also had someone measure for another property/job and left a deposit on that. Throughout the process of trying to get an installation date, I could not get anyone to return my phone calls. When I finally got someone, I was told it would be installed (I believe) 6/16/15 or 6/23/15. When it came close to the date, I was told they could not do it because a couple people quit and the owner got into an accident. So, I was patient. I was told it "probably" be the following week, that someone would call. They did not call me. I called back, and again, was told to wait. Then, I was told they lost the measurements for the other job. So they came back out and re-measured. This week, Monday 6/29/15, I called to find out when I would be installed. I was told that I would be called back. I was not. I called the following day, late afternoon, and left a message. Basically, if they cannot get it installed, refund my money and I will go elsewhere, despite waiting over a month. I was told it would "probably" be Friday. I asked "probably"? or "will be" as I don't want to wait any longer, I had been patient enough and if I were at least kept in the loop, it would be different, but nobody ever calls me back. I was told it would be Friday. I called back a few minutes later to confirm since 7/3/15 is right before
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4, and I did not want to get a call at the last minute that it cannot be installed. They arrived today. Several times, I asked them to be careful with the ceiling fan (brand new) that was installed. One of the guys kept telling me "don't worry". They stood it up on its side and hit my fan and damaged it. As they put the glass in the shower, they damaged the drywall on the ceiling. One of the guys came out and said "I told you we wouldn't hit your ceiling fan". I replied, "actually, you did" and pointed out where it was damaged. Someone in the bathroom overhead and said something to the effect of "you got a large piece of glass and you are complaining about the fan"? And I said, "well, yes, because I told you to be careful and 1/2 inch more to one side you would not have hit it. Should I not be upset about the drywall damage either"? He came out and said "you won't be happy with anything, you're just an @sshole". I asked him, "what is your name?" as I was planning on calling the store and complaining to the owner about how rude his employee was. His response "I am the owner". I said, "and you treat your customers like this?" Apparently he did not hear me, thought I said something else, charged up on me with a puffed chest right in my face like he wanted to fight and screamed "what did you say"?!?! I repeated, that I cannot believe you would treat customers like this. He said "I am not doing anything else for you, ever". I replied "good, and you can cancel the other job". He replied "oh, that is already done". He acted as though he did me a favor bringing in the shower glass and I should accept whatever damage he wants to do ("let the f@ck!
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painters fix it, your house isn't complete anyway"). Which is not the point of whether my house is painted or not completely. Drywall damage is TEXTURE not PAINT and I paid to have glass installed WITHOUT damage, not have to have more people come back and fix their work because they can't walk 1/2 an inch more to 1 side where there is plenty of room or push up the ceiling drywall slightly harder to avoid issues. You have 5 guys there, 4 on the glass, one guy could actually DIRECT to AVOID issues. He left, did not complete the job, and has my deposit on another job he will not do (nor would I let him in my home after his threats and profanities). Apparently, I will have to go to small claims court. His attitude was unfounded. He nearly hit me in my own home. His problems with employees, accidents, etc. is not MY fault. don't take out your problems on me. I can certainly understand why his employees are ex-employees. Save yourself hassle. Go elsewhere.

- Adam M.
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I wish it went. Great price but won't reply to schedule work. don't waste your time unless you have a big job or you will probably be ignored also.
- Charles G.
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This is the third time we have used
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within the past 3 years. We have been extremely satisified with the quality of work and the customer service provided. I would used the again in a heart beat.
- Howard H.
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Moving to a new home, we soon encountered the afternoon heat and glare of western and southern exposure skylights in our family room and master bath. The results have been dramatic, still plenty of light but no glare and no heat. We had
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do the same thing to skylights in our previous home twelve years ago. It really does make a difference!
- Denise R.
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and his crew did an excellent job for an excellent price.
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and his wife are a small company that does large and small commercial and residential systems. He is very knowledgeable, did not try to over sell me and designed a perfect system for my front and rear porches. I liked that
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the owner was involved in the process. His suggestions were spot on. I had check several of his references and he lived up to his reputation of doing a professional job, on time, clean and aesthetically and functionally perfect. I would highly recommend him.
- Fred S.
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From our initial visit to their showroom, through the site visit and bid, and the installation, we were very impressed with the quality of the products, and the professionalism of the sales and installation personnel. Appointments were made in a timely manner, and services were provided promptly and with courtesy and thoughtfulness. One sticky door and a hard to close window were remedied within a days time. We could tell a major difference in wind and noise penetration as soon as the new windows were in place. Our sales person,
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, and the installer, Rich, were very easy to work with, always friendly, and responsive to our concerns.
- Dee P.
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I have never had a worse experience from a company. First I was rescheduled for my original appointment, then I had to call back 4 times to actually get my quote and after I finally got someone- no apology. I got a lot of excuses as to why I did not get it to me. I gave another shot and gave them the business and they showed up and the guy didn't know what windows he was doing and ended up only doing 1/2 of what was requested. He told me the office would contact me the next day and 2 days later I finally called them as they never called me. Then, I call and get the remainder scheduled and I do it 2 weeks in advance. The guys still showed up at least 1 1/2 hours after the scheduled appointment time. When he was done, they called to see if it was good, but they refused to let me pay by check and had me pay by credit card. The actual price was 150.00 more than quoted. This is the most unprofessional company I have ever dealt with- consider yourself warned as I have never gotten so much as an apology- until I asked for one :(
- Jerri S.
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Overall the experience was really good. We found they overpromised during the sale/quoting stage. They were a bit pushy and overpromised on the delivery of the custom made security screens. We felt a little misled because of that. But the backend of the operation was really good. The lady keeping us up to date on the delivery and installation went all out to try and compenstate for the overpromise. The install went smooth, everything looks great, and it seems very secure. Would do it again, but would ask a lot more questions at the very beginning (think of the initial meeting as a mix between a sales pitch and a quotation).
- Langue R.

Window Film Companies in Elgin, IL

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AAA GLASS TINT INC

4706 E Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake

Absolute Renovation Incorporated

6901 Olyimpic Dr.
Bridgeview

Affordable Security Alarms

14007 S Bell Rd
Homer Glen

AJ'S DECORATIVE GLASS & DOOR

310 E 168TH ST
South Holland

Arbek Maintenance Group

830 Eagle Dr.
Bensenville

Atlas Construction Company

6351 W. MONTROSE AVE.
Chicago

B and B Auto Center

2309 N RINGWOOD RD
Mchenry

Brothers Custom Carpentry

612 S 1st St
Geneva

BUSY BEE BOARD UP & GLASS SVC

27 N Wacker Dr
Chicago

Cardiff Industries, Inc.

1770 S Randall Rd
Geneva

Citywide Board Up.Co

4740 N.Cumberland Ave #388
Chicago

Custom Sprayz

944
Roselle

Derkson Home Remodeling

1390 Mulberry Lane
Crystal Lake

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

ECO Windows & Doors

2635 Maple Ave.
Brookfield

EDO, Inc.

1504 S Prospect Ave
Park Ridge

Element Construction

1301 W Fletcher St
Chicago

Georgia & Company Construction Inc

875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago

Gotcha Covered Window Fashions

4601 N Western Ave
Chicago

GRAND AUDIO

1925 Grand Ave.
Waukegan

Handyman Helpers

475 River Bend Suite A
Naperville

HOME DEPOT

1550 TORRENCE AVE
Calumet City

Innerweld Cover Co Inc

5703 WEATHERSTONE WY
Mchenry

Larry's Home Maintenance

1094 Blackhawk Dr
Elgin

MEGApros

427 S Harrison St
Algonquin

Midwest Glass Tinters Inc

260 Jamie Ln
Wauconda

MIDWEST SECURITY SCREENS INC

2625 AMERICAN LN
Elk Grove Village

PROTOP ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION INC

2625 AMERICAN LN
Elk Grove Village

PROTOP ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION INC

2625 AMERICAN LN
Elk Grove Village

R.O.N Locksmith

939 W. North Avenue
Chicago

Residential And Commercial Construction

26 S Madison St Unit 547
Oswego

SCHILLER GLASS CO

9820 IRVING PK RD
Schiller Park

Shading Solutions Group Inc

1770 S Randall Rd
Geneva

Suburban Window Fashions, Inc.

286 Seneca Way
Bolingbrook

Sunburst Shutters

700 Church Rd
Elgin

Superior Windows and Doors LLC.

718 Morse Ave
Schaumburg

Surface and Glass Magic

3211 Clarence Ave
Berwyn

Taurus Security Rolling Shutter

1312 Snowberry Ln
West Chicago

The Johnson Organization

1150 W Dickens Ave
Chicago

TROPIC GUARD

12525 ULMERTON RD

US Waterproofing

5650 Meadowbrook
Rolling Meadows

Walton Contractors

2150 S. Canal Port Ave.
Chicago

Windo-Well Cover Co Inc

PO Box 870
Oswego

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