1) you are right to stay away from retros. Full frame is usually the best option.ishamron wrote: ↑Oct 20th, 2017 4:02 pmI've read what feels like hundreds of great pages on this thread, and hope for some advice. We have old 50's single glass storm windows that we are looking to replace. We got three quotes done to replace 5 windows:
- North Star (Brock) - Outside colour, triple pane (it was "free" and no discount offered for double), hard coating. Full frame install. $5500
- Ostaco windows (Dundas West Windows) - Outside colour, double pane, Low-e 272, Full frame install. $6500
- Vinyl Pro (Eco Choice) - Outside colour, double pane, Low-e 272, Retrofit install. $3000.
I'm leaning towards Brock and the North Star windows as I've read they are widely used, have good price/quality ratio plus are a more cost effective full frame option. My only issue is that they seem to really push their triple pane and as a lot of you pointed out it adds to the weight, may cause issues with the frame and is not really that much more insulating. Since it's a "free" promo they don't want to discount the double pane. What would you do? Should i just treat it as a free upgrade, or try to find an installer of North Star windows that will do double pane for cheaper? I'm in the GTA.
2) call some North Star dealers with your measurements. They should be able to tell you over the phone pretty close
jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.