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NewSouth Window Solutions Prices
Hello, We are in the process of getting bids to replace 10 windows & a sliding glass door on our home in SE Florida. I'm finding the options and opinions of salespeople are really confusing making it hard to choose.
here are my concerns.
1. double paned argon gas filled insulated impact or single paned impact windows? Will the insulated make a difference in FL?
2. Low E coatings? which one (if any) makes sense for our FL climate?
3. Vinyl or aluminum frames? How well will the vinyl hold up? Some are saying it will yellow & crack over time or warp making it hard to open windows.
4. What brand is best? So far we have bids for NewSouth Window Solutions vinyl insulated impact windows, CWS 3700 series aluminum frame impact & PGT vinyl insulated impact windows.
The prices have ranged from $9,000 for the CWS to $17,000 from NewSouth Window Solutions. So far I'm leaning towards the CWS if the difference in the insulation values isn't t much and it's a reputable product.
All guidance is much appreciated. Thank you.
Dan - Homeowner - from 2017
[Site Editor's Answer]
Dan, there is a lot of information out there and it can be very confusing. You definitely want a double paned window, but there aren't many single pane windows out there anymore. There are single strength or double strength panes of glass however, and it's preferable to get a double strength glass. Insulated foam frames will make some difference in terms of the overall strength of the frame and will help a bit with energy efficiency. I would pay for the upgrade if its $25 or less per window.
Most decent come with low-e glass. You can upgrade to low-e2 or low-e3, but it's not necessary. I say the standard low-e glass is a good way to go.
Vinyl is preferable in my opinion in Florida. A decent to well made vinyl will not yellow or crack over time. Proof of this can be found in the lifetime warranty that most vinyl windows carry. I cheap vinyl window will see more wear and tear over time. Aluminum is very strong, but it's not very energy efficient. I would stick with vinyl from a well respected manufacture.
I have never heard of NewSouth Window Solutions so I won't comment on them. CWS and PGT are both very solid picks. I would tend to go with the PGT vinyl impact windows if the decision were mine. The CWS windows would be my backup, but again I would stick with vinyl over aluminum personally.
Dane - Site Editor - from 2017
Dane, Thank you for you input, it does help.
Newsouth manufactures & sells windows only in Florida using subs for installations. (The others I'm considering use company employees) From my research, the windows seem to be decent, but they've gotten a bit of flack for poor installs and service. One of the principles of Newsouth was combative with customers on social media. Because of that and a much higher price point, I've eliminated them.
Now it's pretty much trying to decide if the Insulated vinyl PGT windows are worth the extra $4,500 compared to the single aluminum frame impact windows from CWS. I don't mind paying a bit more for better quality & benefit if I can justify the difference.
Dan - Homeowner - from 2017
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