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" was very hard working and did a lot of research for us ahead of time. We did end up finding a perfect place, but have taken a step back to" re- evaluate our finances. So even though we aren't moving forward with the project this company will be the first I call again when we are ready .

-Angela F.

"I was satisfied with most of the materials I bought from them (paint, windows, etc.) and the service and price were very good. I also had them install some of" the things as well. In the future I probably wouldn't use them for installation unless I compared prices because I think I might be able to do better working directly an installer myself. Also, I didn't think the bamboo flooring I bought from them was as high a quality as it needed to be, but that's probably a case of getting what you paid for since it was less there.

-william A.

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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.




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. 


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.




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. 


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.




Air infiltration rate is way high at 0.21.


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

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.

Window Tinting Or Film reviews in Chicago


We were seeking to improve the security of our home, and called for an estimate on having security film installed on our windows. They are the best rated vendor of this service on Angie's List. came out on a Saturday to do the estimate, explaining the pros/cons of the security film and the differences ...More between having the film put on vs. having the film plus an seal. We appreciated him coming on a Saturday to accommodate our work schedules. He measured all the windows for size and had an estimate to us via email the next morning.
Given the number of windows and square footage involved, we felt the price was very reasonable for the added of home security. and his team came out the following Tuesday for the installation. was thorough in his communication to us about what needed to be prepped ahead of time. He and his team arrived promptly as expected and went to work. One particular window film install required some molding/trim to be removed and then reinstalled, which and his team did perfectly. The total installation took less than 4 hours. The windows look great. Crystal clear and no bubbles or smudges. We can't even tell there is anything on them. explained the care and maintenance instructions to us and made himself available for any questions or problems. He and his team were professional and we would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them for window film installations.

- Mark H.

I had a great experience with . I got a real person when I called and was able to set up an appointment for the following week to have a rep look at my project . The rep was knowledgeable and recommended products for my needs. I ordered the film in two increments since I was in the middle of construction and planned to replace ...More one of the windows that needed film. I had the same installation team both times and they were fantastic. The guys were friendly and professional. The were meticulous in the application and made sure the film fit perfectly. They protected my room and cleaned up afterwards. I highly recommend them.
- Catherine R.

Window Film Companies in Chicago

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4706 E Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake

Absolute Renovation Incorporated

6901 Olyimpic Dr.

ADT Security Services, Inc

111 Windsor Dr
Oak Brook

ADT Security Services, LLC

9724 S Avenue H

ADT Security Services, LLC

2537 W Coyle Ave

Affordable Security Alarms

14007 S Bell Rd
Homer Glen


310 E 168TH ST
South Holland

Alert Fire & Safety Products Inc.

2408 Highland Dr

Arbek Maintenance Group

830 Eagle Dr.

Atlas Construction Company


B and B Auto Center


Beverly Glass Service

10430 South Western Ave

Blinds Gallery

1451 W Webster Ave

Brothers Custom Carpentry

612 S 1st St


27 N Wacker Dr

C-Thru Window Film, Inc

425 Huehl Road Unit 11B

Cardiff Industries, Inc.

1770 S Randall Rd

Chicago Computer Network

1901 N. Roselle Rd suite 800

Citywide Board Up.Co

4740 N.Cumberland Ave #388

Cottage Grove Glass Inc

7401 S Cottage Grove Avenue

Custom Sprayz


Del Mar Builders

165 W. 10th Street
Chicago Heights

Derkson Home Remodeling

1390 Mulberry Lane
Crystal Lake

ECO Windows & Doors

2635 Maple Ave.

EDO, Inc.

1504 S Prospect Ave
Park Ridge

Element Construction

1301 W Fletcher St

Georgia & Company Construction Inc

875 N Michigan Ave

Gotcha Covered of Northwest Chicago

1124 Longford Rd.

Gotcha Covered Window Fashions

4601 N Western Ave


1925 Grand Ave.


Calumet City



Innerweld Cover Co Inc

21227 W. Commercial Dr.

Integra Systems of IL

210 Spring Ct

JC Glass Works

22329 Brookwood Ave

Klosa Properties LLC

2939 Peachgate Ct

Knight Security Alarms Inc

113 Ford Dr
New Lenox


427 S Harrison St

Midwest Glass Tinters Inc

260 Jamie Ln

Midwest Security Screens Inc.

2625 American Ln
Elk Grove Village

Modern House Remodeling INC

5847 N Ottawa ave

R and B Glass Corp

720 N 17th Street
Saint Charles

R.O.N Locksmith

939 W. North Avenue

Secure Options Consulting, LLC

PO Box 31954

Shading Solutions Group Inc

1770 S Randall Rd

Sharp Bullet Resistant Products

1933 Cherry Hill Rd

Short Construction

36246 N Eagle ct

Sunburst Shutters

700 Church Rd

SunControl Tinting & Blinds

2405-B Essington Rd

Superior Windows and Doors LLC.

718 Morse Ave

Synergy Development & Construction, LLC

10526 W. Cermak Rd., 205G

Taurus Security Rolling Shutter

1312 Snowberry Ln
West Chicago

The Johnson Organization

1150 W Dickens Ave

US Waterproofing

5650 Meadowbrook
Rolling Meadows

Velocity Software LLC.

1919 Highland Ave.

Walton Contractors

2150 S. Canal Port Ave.

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