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What Price Point Fits Your Budget?

3 Bidz windows proudly sells and installs a diverse range of high quality windows from the market’s best brands! If you are in the market for windows, plenty of big name window companies may be thrown in your face to choose from. The average window customer, however, isn’t aware that beyond the big name brands and their highest touted windows, there are more options than what meets the eye. There are other products available within those brands with varying price points and insulation quality for those willing to inquire. While other brands may lead you to believe that their top products are the only ones available for you to purchase, 3 Bidz is willing to show full transparency when discussing the best options available for you and your home improvement needs. 

Under the umbrella of these high quality window brands, lies three different levels of window pricing options which we consider to be the good, better and best options. These three particular levels of windows is the premise in which the “3 Bidz philosophy” was ultimately born from nearly two decades ago. In today’s market, the dwindling perception of options available to the customer can make anyone feel overwhelmed during their home improvement project. At 3 Bidz, however, we feel as though it is our responsibility to relieve some of this pressure by breaking down these options available to you. Continuing with our devotion to you as a potential customer, here is the simplified breakdown of the three core window options 3 Bidz prides itself on carrying:

“Good” ( Window Option 1) – The price of windows in the “good” price range on average will cost you anywhere between $525 and $1500 a window depending on the size. Insulation and materials are very sufficient but aren’t the highest grade offered.

“Better” (Window Option 2) – The price of windows in the “better” price range on average will cost you anywhere between $625 and $2150 a window depending on the size. This option provides more than satisfactory insulation along with well constructed materials built to last.

“Best” (Window Option 3) – The price of windows in the “best” price range on average will cost you anywhere between $750 and $3000 a window depending on the size. This option provides the highest graded and most sustainable insulation along with the strongest materials that will last you decades to come! Although the more expensive of the options, this is an incredible value for the money spent on this window. 

Despite the myriad of options that window manufacturers and glass vendors offer, it’s intriguing to observe how they often converge toward a common denominator. Let’s delve into this phenomenon.

  1. Design and Functionality:
    • Whether you’re considering windows for your home, office, or commercial space, the fundamental purpose remains consistent: to allow light in while keeping the elements out.
    • Most manufacturers provide a range of window styles—single-hung, double-hung, casement, sliding, and more. Yet, when you strip away the aesthetics, the core functionality remains unchanged. A window opens, closes, and provides ventilation.
    • Energy efficiency is another buzzword. While different manufacturers tout their proprietary technologies, the underlying principles—insulated glass, low-E coatings, and argon-filled chambers—are universally applied.
  2. Materials and Durability:
    • Wood, vinyl, aluminum, and fiberglass—these are the usual suspects when it comes to window frames. Each material has its pros and cons, but the end goal is consistent: durability and longevity.
    • Manufacturers might emphasize the superiority of their specific material, but the truth is that all well-made windows withstand the test of time. They resist rot, warping, and corrosion.
    • Glass vendors, too, offer variations—double-pane, triple-pane, laminated, tempered. Yet, the essence remains: clarity, insulation, and safety.
  3. Customization and Options:
    • Here’s where the illusion of diversity shines. Manufacturers parade an array of colors, finishes, and hardware choices. You can customize grids, muntins, and even obscure glass patterns.
    • But step back, and you’ll notice that these options merely shuffle the deck. The basic window structure remains intact. Whether you choose brass or brushed nickel handles, the window still opens the same way.
    • Glass vendors tantalize with frosted, tinted, or decorative glass. Yet, at their core, these panes serve the same purpose—to let light filter through while maintaining privacy.
  4. Pricing and Marketing:
    • Manufacturers compete fiercely, each claiming superiority. Yet, the price tags often align. Budget-friendly options coexist with premium lines.
    • Marketing materials might weave tales of innovation, but the reality is that the industry shares best practices. A window’s U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient, and air leakage rate adhere to industry standards.
    • So, whether you choose Brand A or Brand B, the difference lies in branding, not in the fundamental window mechanics.

In the end, it’s not that manufacturers and vendors lack creativity. Rather, they operate within the boundaries of physics and practicality. Windows are, after all, a bridge between the indoors and the world outside—a bridge built on tried-and-true principles, regardless of the logo stamped on the frame