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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. 


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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

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 St
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 Window Fashions

4601 N Western Ave


1925 Grand Ave.


Calumet City



Innerweld Cover Co Inc


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


Elk Grove Village

Modern House Remodeling INC

5847 N Ottawa ave


Elk Grove Village


Elk Grove Village

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

Suburban Window Fashions Inc

286 Seneca Way

Sunburst Shutters

700 Church Rd

SunControl Tinting & Blinds

2405-B Essington Rd

Superior Windows and Doors LLC.

718 Morse Ave

Surface and Glass Magic

3211 Clarence Ave

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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