350 Series Pella Windows Bid
I am shopping around for replacement window:
4 Picture windows 44" x 76" (living room)
2 picture windows 47" x 70" and two single hung 36"x 70" (bedroom).
I have a proposal from Lowes 350 Series Pella windows $8,935. Is that a good price point and are they good windows or should I look at others? I was thinking of tinting the living room windows to cut back on the sun glare and not replacing them just not sure that will reduce the heat exposure.
Dennis - Homeowner - May, 2018
Website Editor's Answer
Dennis, the Pella 350 window isn't a bad vinyl window, but it's just not worth $1000 per window. You should be able to get a better window at a lower price.
See if you can find window companies in your area who sell the following brands: Okna, Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Vytex, Zen, Polaris, or Ideal. Any of their mid range or premium lines are going to be better than Pella's vinyl offerings. Pella makes a great wood window, but their vinyl leaves quite a bit to be desired. If you do get some bids, feel free to send them my way and I'll give you my opinion as to which ones you might consider.
Editor John M. - May, 2018
Your windows don't seem that big, but additional bids will confirm if this is the case. Simonton makes a good window. Stick to their higher end windows, like the Impressions 9800 or Reflections 5500 series. They are a nation-wide manufacturer, but do have a strong presence in Florida.
> Thanks so much for getting back to me. I appreciate your advice. I have
> been told that the reason the windows are so expensive is due their size.
> My house is located in Central Florida. The other name I was given was
> Simonton windows. I believe they are primarily a Florida brand.