Double-Hung Window Replacement for a 6th Floor Apt in Queens NY

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Hi, just got a quote from WindowRama on replacing 7 double-hung windows in Queens, NY. It is for a 6th floor apartment in a pre-war building. I requested a few quotes online, but most contractors who called told me they couldn't do installation above the 3rd floor. WindowRama can, but this somehow gives them a monopoly on the market. Not sure if the price is reasonable. Would really appreciate any advice.

The quote is from WindowRama for total (7) windows, among which

(5) windows: 5'-5" (H) x 2'-6"

(1) window: 3'-5" (H) x 1'-8"

(1) triple unit: 5'-3" (H) x 7'-8"

There are five product options, the price includes material and labor:

MARVIN ULTIMATE CLAD – ALUMINUM EXTERIORS & WOOD INTERIORS TOTAL: $17,550

MARVIN INTEGRITY – FIBERGLASS EXTERIORS & INTERIORS TOTAL: $11,760

ANDERSEN E-SERIES – ALUMINUM EXTERIORS & WOOD INTERIORS TOTAL: $13,150

ANDERSEN 100 SERIES – FIBERGLASS EXTERIORS & INTERIORS TOTAL: $9,270

UNITED 8000 SERIES – VINYL EXTERIORS & INTERIORS TOTAL: $9,840

More detials:

Supply & install new windows throughout 6th floor apartment. Windows to be DOUBLE HUNG w/ BROWN / BRONZE exteriors & WHITE interiors. Glass to be Low-E insulated with argon gas fill. Windows to be installed from the INTERIOR using the existing exterior aluminum trim. Due to the height of the building installation is from the interior. New PRIMED interior stop moldings to be installed as needed. Existing exterior trims to be sealed from the interior as best as possible. 2 YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL WORKMANSHIP.

Get some more quotes. There are plenty that will install on higher floors. Maybe also ask your building's super for referrals of companies that have already done work in the building:

supreme glass

jbf windows

Good luck.

@Jason Lee so far 9 out 10 contractors i asked do not install above 3rd floor. Seems their business is more catered toward SFH. Asking the super is a good idea. thanks Jason.

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