Colour on windows and doors is no longer achieved with coloured vinyl for the vast majority of companies. Most of that died with the 2007 recession. Most (not all, most) paint the windows now and you are correct, inside is a LOT more money as there is more risk of you scrapping it off while removing screens etc.Homerhomer wrote: ↑Oct 25th, 2017 10:38 amFew questions to the experts.
1) Black vinyl windows - how is the colour achieved, I have called one company (Brown Windows) which said the outside is a paint which is baked onto the vinyl, and inside paint is spray on. I was under impression that the vinyl itself will be already coloured, therefore there wouldn't be any issues with peeling, chipping and so on. Are there manufacturers which are using different methods for the windows which have a good quality to cost ratio. We want to purchase black inside and out. Brown told us they do outside black and inside white, inside black would be much more expensive.
2) Our contractor is suggesting Brown Windows due to value to cost ratio. The more I am reading the more I see that the opinions are generally very poor about this company and I am getting concerned. I have a feeling we are being charged custom window pricing for builder quality windows and sliding doors. We have quite a bit to purchase:
2 sliding doors: W x H :11.6x8 and 9.2 x 8),
2 glass walls : stationary glass, doesn't open 11 x 8 and 4.4 x 8
13 windows (3x4, 6.8x6, 6.8x5, 5.2x5, 2x7, 2x7, 2x4, 2.10x4, and 4 windows 2x4).
I am going through the thread and with so much info it is getting overwhelming, which companies should we consider as alternative for budget yet good quality (Brock, Vinilbit, ? What is the ball park we should expect to pay if purchased through the contractor, and then cost of install. This is for a new built home.
No idea on Brown windows and doors. Builders will upcharge custom windows by a whole bunch, no way around that.
jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.