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Old 03-15-2019, 11:06 AM
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Deposited the settlement check yesterday so I've got, roughly, $24,500 to spend, but would like to keep it cheaper so I can "recoup" my legal fees of about $5k. Buddy that owns construction company and does windows is coming to give me a quote in next few days. Starting to lean towards impact windows on second story and some sort of reg window/corrugated metal protection or whatever it is for the lower floor where I can reach. Anyone have any input? These are going on vinyl sided house so not sure what all is involved in trim/band around windows to install fasteners or whatever other routes are available so let me know what you think if you have any ideas.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:37 AM
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Pm me if you want a couple more options for local install.

Most "window specialists" in town charge around $700 turnkey per window last I checked. Benefit being most of them warranty them for absurdly long periods of time. Edit to add: See you've spoke to window world. That's who I'd call first if your email going turnkey.

Second option would be source them from lumberyard (I can give you my guy at bucks contact with an intro) and paying somebody to install them. That sprobabky most cost effective route.

the guy that usually does my windows lives near you. He's a little rough around the edges but he's a very good carpenter.

you board up your house often? I know its code now to have them, but I have never boarded for a storm and I'm about a mile from ocean as the crow flies. Guess I would if I had the option plus mines all ground floor minimal ladder work.

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Old 03-15-2019, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
Pm me if you want a couple more options for local install.

Most "window specialists" in town charge around $700 turnkey per window last I checked. Benefit being most of them warranty them for absurdly long periods of time. Edit to add: See you've spoke to window world. That's who I'd call first if your email going turnkey.

Second option would be source them from lumberyard (I can give you my guy at bucks contact with an intro) and paying somebody to install them. That sprobabky most cost effective route.

the guy that usually does my windows lives near you. He's a little rough around the edges but he's a very good carpenter.

you board up your house often? I know its code now to have them, but I have never boarded for a storm and I'm about a mile from ocean as the crow flies. Guess I would if I had the option plus mines all ground floor minimal ladder work.
My dad was good friends with Eddie Buck so no issues there...even with that, they tend to be a little higher end than what I think I can afford, but won't hurt to ask. They supplied all the materials for the farm house and all of the homes my dad has built over the years.

I've boarded up the house twice (bottom level only), but waited until last minute because I dread doing that...then there's the pleasure of living in a dungeon for a few days. I may take you up on seeing what your guy will do, but I want to give the business to my buddy if it is anywhere near any other quotes. He, recently, added on an addition (second story to old single story home) to one of my buddy's houses down in Wagner Terrace area last year and they are pleased with his work and this guy fishes with me.

What's your take on not boarding up for a storm and having something damage your home because of it...will insurance deny a claim? I've always heard they could, but one of my adjuster buddies says he's never seen them do that, but I don't want to get a lesson taught to me. I guess if shit is flying around and breaking windows, it's probably going to bust through the vinyl/OSB, eh? lol
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
My dad was good friends with Eddie Buck so no issues there...even with that, they tend to be a little higher end than what I think I can afford, but won't hurt to ask. They supplied all the materials for the farm house and all of the homes my dad has built over the years.

I've boarded up the house twice (bottom level only), but waited until last minute because I dread doing that...then there's the pleasure of living in a dungeon for a few days. I may take you up on seeing what your guy will do, but I want to give the business to my buddy if it is anywhere near any other quotes. He, recently, added on an addition (second story to old single story home) to one of my buddy's houses down in Wagner Terrace area last year and they are pleased with his work and this guy fishes with me.

What's your take on not boarding up for a storm and having something damage your home because of it...will insurance deny a claim? I've always heard they could, but one of my adjuster buddies says he's never seen them do that, but I don't want to get a lesson taught to me. I guess if shit is flying around and breaking windows, it's probably going to bust through the vinyl/OSB, eh? lol
fk no they can't deny a claim for that (pause for Florida guy to come say that's false). Buck isn't just high end windows. I buy vinyl clad windows for flips all the time in there, average around $220 a window. Plus $200 a window for install (high side) and you're out for under 10k if you have twenty windows.

We have a family house front beach folly, I board that up. All my rentals and my primary in MP I just let it roll, pick up yard well. We just dropped a 5' diameter gum tree that kept us huddled in a corner of the house during storms, I'll sleep through the next hurricane like a baby.

Full disclosure I carry insurance on a lot of properties so my personal threshold for claims is 10k. I keep my deductibles lower than that for major storms, but in general if it s less than 10k I don't file.

as for the work, Always keep it in the family if you can. Having a personal relationship with the contractor is irreplaceable.
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
My dad was good friends with Eddie Buck so no issues there...even with that, they tend to be a little higher end than what I think I can afford, but won't hurt to ask. They supplied all the materials for the farm house and all of the homes my dad has built over the years.

I've boarded up the house twice (bottom level only), but waited until last minute because I dread doing that...then there's the pleasure of living in a dungeon for a few days. I may take you up on seeing what your guy will do, but I want to give the business to my buddy if it is anywhere near any other quotes. He, recently, added on an addition (second story to old single story home) to one of my buddy's houses down in Wagner Terrace area last year and they are pleased with his work and this guy fishes with me.

What's your take on not boarding up for a storm and having something damage your home because of it...will insurance deny a claim? I've always heard they could, but one of my adjuster buddies says he's never seen them do that, but I don't want to get a lesson taught to me. I guess if shit is flying around and breaking windows, it's probably going to bust through the vinyl/OSB, eh? lol
So your willing to spin some guys wheels to "see what your guy will do" but your going to give the job to your buddy anyway. If you where a real friend you would give the job to someone else, you are one of those people that give contractors nightmares. If you give the job to your buddy he won't be your friend for long. Something tells me that you haven't done an honest days work in your life.
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:29 AM
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A few way less money options to consider...

The screws look like they only penetrated the nailing flange of the windows. If that is the case, you could pop the piece of siding above the window & install peel & stick flashing over the nailing flange & tyvec to seal the holes.

If you wanted to go above & beyond, anybody with a metal break could bend you up a custom piece of j channel to sit inside the windows built in j channel that was drilled through, peel & stick over that & youre good.

3rd option is to pop the siding all the way around, peel & stick around all 4 sides of the window & install vinyl j channel around the entire window, peel & stick that & trim the siding 1” to fit in the new j channel.

Those 3 options get your windows watertight without having to replace them. The exact location of the shutter screws will dictate which method is best, if the horizontal frame of the window was drilled into, option 3 is what you should do.
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post

fk no they can't deny a claim for that (pause for Florida guy to come say that's false). Buck isn't just high end windows. I buy vinyl clad windows for flips all the time in there, average around $220 a window. Plus $200 a window for install (high side) and you're out for under 10k if you have twenty windows.

Well, here I am. Story is, down here, IF you install hurricane rated windows/doors without a permit, the insurance co MAY try to weasel out by saying the units weren't properly installed. I have no proof. And yes, I have insurance with older non-rated windows..it's is just more expensive. You get a credit on your insurance for hurricane rated construction.
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