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Old 12-29-2018, 09:44 AM   #1
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Am I getting ripped off AGAIN?

In another window thread, I saw prices for window replacement. Now I have 9 windows Iím replacing ONLY the glass. I took them out with a boat buddy and plan on reinstalling them with my boat buddy. Replacing all the fuzzy stuff, yes getting technical now, lol. This is actually an easy job.

So, the prices I have been getting just for cutting grey lite 14 are....3 grand in St. Augustine and 2 grand in Daytona. Now this is just for the glass and cutting. I brought the old windows to them. On top of this they want to charge me a template fee. Really? I gave them the windows. Isnít that enough of a template?

I need help here. I feel like Iím getting ripped off and with that kind of money I would expect an installation. Am I wrong?

Any suggestions on who you may have used between Jax and Daytona? Iím right in the middle of both cities.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:50 AM   #2
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Give Lee & Cates a call or email.

I don't know if they do the glass you want but they did redo the seal on my flybridge door top hatch.

They have multiple Jax locations and one in St Augustine.

http://www.leeandcatesglass.com/
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:52 AM   #3
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Give Lee & Cates a call in Jax.

I don't know if they do the glass you want but they did redo the seal on my flybridge door top hatch.

They have multiple Jax locations so there may be one closer to you than the one that I use below.

http://www.leeandcatesglass.com/jack...l-regency.html
Thatís where I got the 3 grand quote from just for the glass.
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Sounds expensive I used a local glass shop for tempered grey glass and though I don't recall the price I didn't think it was outrageous. Mine were rectangular with a pull handle hole and rounded corners. Do you have special shapes? Are you dealing personally with the glass shop?
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Don't know anything about window prices but Yikes!

Just a stranger telling you you're right to be shocked and suspicious. I would be too.

Maybe call an auto glass for a new direction..
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Sounds expensive I used a local glass shop for tempered grey glass and though I don't recall the price I didn't think it was outrageous. Mine were rectangular with a pull handle hole and rounded corners. Do you have special shapes? Are you dealing personally with the glass shop?
Yes Iím dealing personally with the shops. No holes just slip on window pull that I will put back. No funky shapes, most square a couple in an angle.
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9 windows at two thousand equals just over $200 a window. Is that bad?
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Another idea would be if its cheap and easy to remove your frames I'd consider lexan knowing i'd have to replace it periodically due to scratching or UV fading. I'd only consider this for side windows and not a windshield.

Probably not ideal but just a thought.
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I suggest measuring one rectangular window then calling multiple shops and asking for a price.
You will need thickness as well as L&W, tempered, grey and a corner specification.

In my case the local shop cut the glass then sent it somewhere to be tempered.
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For 9 windows in tempered glass, $2k doesn’t sound bad to me. I wouldn’t be afraid to shop it a little more, but that price per window seems reasonable.
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laminated glass is often recommended for boat windows vs tempered and is about double the cost I believe. And there is also a laminated tempered glass which doubles the cost again. What material are you being quoted?
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laminated glass is often recommended for boat windows vs tempered and is about double the cost I believe. And there is also a laminated tempered glass which doubles the cost again. What material are you being quoted?
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Tell them it’s for anything other than a boat! House, RV, train, haha.
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9 windows at two thousand equals just over $200 a window. Is that bad?
Yes considering the size. I could have a Pella triple pane tilt in window installed at my house for the same cost and I wouldn’t have to do a thing!
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Am I getting ripped off AGAIN?

Itís too much! I paid $100 Cdn per window for lami glass. And $175 for a angled piece that was a custom tint. If I wasnít so particular on the tint, it would have been considerably less. I gave them dimensions. They donít need to make templates for square or rectangular shapes.
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Correction! It was $80-90/ window.
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Correction! It was $80-90/ window.
Wow! If only I were in Canada!
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Correction! It was $80-90/ window.
And thatís in Canadian $$, so even a better deal!

Shop some more Donna, youíll find a better price. And as far as the template fee, you might be talking to a shop that uses CNC for cutting the glass. Just a thought.
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And thatís in Canadian $$, so even a better deal!

Shop some more Donna, youíll find a better price. And as far as the template fee, you might be talking to a shop that uses CNC for cutting the glass. Just a thought.
Thanks. Just feel like they see me coming. Itís happened with other boat stuff too.
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That's why it is called boat jewelry
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