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Cost: Off the Shelf

Good for tight budgets and for new construction where you can frame the opening to fit units in just a handful of standard sizes.

Where to Buy: Home centers and lumberyards.

Styles: Plain-vanilla double-hungs or casements, often without muntins.

Hardware: Painted metal crank.

Glazing: Double-pane; not eligible for tax credit.

Wood: Unprimed pine.

Wait: Up to three days, maximum.

Price: About $270–$350; Jeld-Wen
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