How'd they do that?....
We just replaced our windows and sliding patio doors with new ones from Renewal by Andersen. The windows are great, but the replacement was the kind where a whole new frame slides into the old frame, which makes it look like a picture with too much frame (until we get used to it, I guess). But on the other hand, it only took two days with virtual no disturbing the inner or outer trim.
Plus Jan no longer has an excuse to make me get up and close the window when it rains at night.
The job was incredibly expensive to my thinking (16 double-hungs, two patio doors = $22,000), but what are ya gonna do? Over 30 years maybe it's not so bad, and they seem to meet expectations. At least, we don't think we'll have a 6x6 slab of ice (inside) in our living room this winter.
But here's the curious thing. We opted for the top-of-the-line energy saving High Performance Low-E4 Glass, which makes us eligible for a (maximum) $1500 tax credit.
The difference in cost was $1504.