1:07 PM 12/20/2012
Does anyone have a recommendation of a contractor who has replaced windows in a historic neighborhood and doesn't charge an arm and a leg?
I live in an old home in the historic U Street area, and need to replace several (er, most) of my windows. The city historic office has strict requirements. The vendors they suggest are very high-end, custom makers. Meanwhile, I see developers in the neighborhood restoring buildings and using Jeld-Wen, Marvin and other more standard products. Can anyone recommend a contractor who has worked on historic homes and uses products from standard window suppliers? I don't have $20K per window to spend on hand-lathed rosewood et cetera. Thanks in advance for any help.
I bought over 20 Jeld-wen windows from Smoot lumber. The windows were a good price compared to the other historicly compliant options HPRB would approve. I Worked with Paul Bauer there - he was great, got all of the custom sizes perfectly, and actually checked in several times on-site during the installation.
EGG Construction did the installation; they had to completely reframe the openings, replace a few headers and replace all of the window sills as well. Great job all around. Their price was the best I found, although this was back in 2010. Will Greco is the GC there, and was always really responsive and transparent in his pricing.
Still happy with everything over two years later.
9:30 PM 12/20/2012 | 1 Votes
We got Champion to do our new replacement windows. I think they’re in your area too. They did a pretty good job at our house, so I’d recommend calling their guys over for a free in-home consultation. There’s also the Quality Window and Door Company and I’ve heard they’re good too, so you might want to find out from them too.
5:33 AM 04/08/2013 | 0 Votes