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Old 05-02-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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Long story short, she decided breaking a window would be a better alternative than waiting for a key to get in the house. Anyone know the cost of replacing a double pane window? I know this has got to be expensive. I think the window is like 4' by 2'. I read around online and it says it could be 5-800 bucks????? **** me
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Too many variables to say. Could be anywhere in that range, or less. You'll just have to get a price from a professional.
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window itself will be 100-200 at most (for a good one)
installation will be between 100-300 at most.
Or install it yourself and spend about 200-250 total
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window itself will be 100-200 at most (for a good one)
installation will be between 100-300 at most.
Or install it yourself and spend about 200-250 total
Is it a practical DIY thing?
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it aint hard to do if that's what you're asking.
pretty straight forward


UNLESS you got some fancy shmancy siding or trim or someshit that would complicate things
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I wouldn't say anything like that, considering you don't know what he has. Some can be simple, some can be a pain in the ***. Size is also important for price and availability. Just a few inches one way or the other can increase the cost a good bit, and being able to get one could be tougher. Also depends on if it's a solid pane, which way it slides, or rolls. If you aren't knowledgeable on this type of thing, I wouldn't recommend getting into it just to save $200, since you run the risk of having to pay that much or more later to have someone come back and fix anything you might mess up. But yes, in general, with a simple and ideal install, it's nothing too difficult. It's not like changing spark plugs. Again, contact an actual window installation professional and have them come out and look at it and quote you a price.
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the problem with the "proffessionals" is that they will charge you up the ***. how I know this? I replaced ALL THE WINDOWS in my house not too long ago. Nothing special, just a few 4x6's, a few 3x5's, and a couple 1x2's. No fancy designs or shapes, just regular rectangular windows. I wanted dual pane, etc. I got quotes anywhere between 500-800 per window from said proffessionals.

read up on window installation and supplies/tools required online, went to my local Contractors Warehouse, bought windows, and put them in myself. Saved roughly 1600.

Its kinda like DIY turbo setups and Pre Made kits from companies: with the former you need more knowledge and have to put in work yourself and save a TON of money. With the latter you need no more than basic wrenching skills but pay PREMIUM.

All up to you
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the problem with the "proffessionals" is that they will charge you up the ***. how I know this? I replaced ALL THE WINDOWS in my house not too long ago. Nothing special, just a few 4x6's, a few 3x5's, and a couple 1x2's. No fancy designs or shapes, just regular rectangular windows. I wanted dual pane, etc. I got quotes anywhere between 500-800 per window from said proffessionals.

read up on window installation and supplies/tools required online, went to my local Contractors Warehouse, bought windows, and put them in myself. Saved roughly 1600.

Its kinda like DIY turbo setups and Pre Made kits from companies: with the former you need more knowledge and have to put in work yourself and save a TON of money. With the latter you need no more than basic wrenching skills but pay PREMIUM.

All up to you
Well yeah, on ALL of the windows I think it would be worth reading up and jumping in to save big money, but one window to save a little isn't worth the trouble to even get into it, at least in my opinion. Again, it just depends on the OP's skill level. Some people just aren't gifted in the handy man field, even those that can work on cars might not be able to do something as easy as a window install.

I just hope your house is a fairly new build OP, if you want the replacement to match anyway. The money really comes in when you start trying to find matches to old designs on old houses.
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Yeah I forgot to say: if your **** isn't "standard" forget trying to save money. It will cost out the *** unless you want to modify to fit a standard window. anything custom or special ordered will cost money
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