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by Bill
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Need help finding a good quality sliding door
Replies: 18
Views: 3317

Re: Need help finding a good quality sliding door

The PGT 5470 is an excellent choice! From what I have seen it’s the strongest PVC patio door on the market, the Design Pressure rating is 60. PGT maintains a DP60 even in their multi panel multi track doors. We delivered a 8 panel 4 track center sliding door 384” x 94” to Long Island a few weeks ago...
by Bill
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton ProFinish Contractor vs Reflections 5500
Replies: 10
Views: 5359

Re: Simonton ProFinish Contractor vs Reflections 5500

I think structurally the two windows are about equal. The Brickmould 600 has a narrower cleaner looking sash and it is triple weather-stripped.

Nicer looking exterior as well.
by Bill
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton ProFinish Contractor vs Reflections 5500
Replies: 10
Views: 5359

Re: Simonton ProFinish Contractor vs Reflections 5500

I would look into the Simonton Pro-Finish Brickmould 600; it’s a step up from the Pro-Finish contractor in terms of appearance. The problem with the 5500 is that you require a larger opening to meet egress with a double hung window. To meet egress with a 5500 double hung your window must be 40 x 63 ...
by Bill
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Good price on OKNA 400?
Replies: 17
Views: 4225

Re: Good price on OKNA 400?

Your price is very fair. There may be a small difference in price between the larger and smaller window.
by Bill
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on replacement bids/brands
Replies: 18
Views: 6458

Re: Thoughts on replacement bids/brands

The Simonton 5500 is a good solid choice, they will serve you well long term.
by Bill
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Seeking advise for mid range windows selection in North East
Replies: 31
Views: 11162

Re: Seeking advise for mid range windows selection in North East

I have heard this low grade vinyl formulation vs high grade formulation often over the years and 34 years ago when I started in this biz the vinyl windows that were available to us were all thin framed poorly designed products by today’s standards. Unfortunately we installed thousands of them and so...
by Bill
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Burris in Houston, how are they value for money
Replies: 10
Views: 4884

Re: Burris in Houston, how are they value for money

No this type of detail is not found on the Simonton web site. We are Simonton distributors and have their order entry system on our computer so as I change size and select different DP ratings I can view what is changing with the components of the window.
by Bill
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Burris in Houston, how are they value for money
Replies: 10
Views: 4884

Re: Burris in Houston, how are they value for money

The standard DP for the Reflections 5500 double hung is DP25 and will have a solid cavity plug in the sill at the bottom of the balance channel sealing the sill only allowing water drainage off the sloped sill.. For windows up to and including 36” wide going to DP50 only entails that same plug to be...
by Bill
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Burris in Houston, how are they value for money
Replies: 10
Views: 4884

Re: Burris in Houston, how are they value for money

Make That upgrade to DP55 DP50 will not get reinforcement in most cases.
by Bill
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Burris in Houston, how are they value for money
Replies: 10
Views: 4884

Re: Burris in Houston, how are they value for money

Generations window also known as the 7500 series is Simonton’s top of the line private label window. This window is the same as the Impressions 9800 with a different lift handle design; it’s a good solid product. Randy is correct reinforcement is not standard unless the window is very large; if you ...
by Bill
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Alside Mezzo
Replies: 17
Views: 10463

Re: Alside Mezzo

"Support system" really , I had a customer where we installed the back and the sides of the house a year after a contractor did the front with ALSIDE. Customer showed me a haze in the arched window in the entry foyer. Clear case of low-e in backwards, ALSIDE stuck to the warranty providing glass onl...
by Bill
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5500 spec questions
Replies: 15
Views: 5795

Re: Simonton 5500 spec questions

have them bump up the DP rating on this, DP55 is available and they should not charge you a penny for the upgrade. Sash reinforcement is included in your window specifications and what is listed below. 36" (T) X 63" (T) 5500 Reflections White Double Hung; Tip-to-Tip; IntJF-J; 1'' IGU Thickness; Supe...
by Bill
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Just had a Home Depot rep visit:
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: Just had a Home Depot rep visit:

The windows HD sells are re-branded Simonton products not an exclusive window just an exclusive name. The 6100 is the same as a Reflections 5050 and the Prism Silver. Prism is a private label name used by the distributor Norandex. Most windows produced by Simonton are sold under their brand name. Th...
by Bill
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Recommendations for vinyl replacement for Charleston SC
Replies: 22
Views: 8971

Re: Recommendations for vinyl replacement for Charleston SC

The rep is just not aware that the 5500 is available with the integral fin; the 5500 is marketed as a replacement window but when I have some one that wants a higher quality new construction window I sell them the 5500 with the fin. The 5050 does not have a integral fin option but the UV11 snap in f...
by Bill
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Recommendations for vinyl replacement for Charleston SC
Replies: 22
Views: 8971

Re: Recommendations for vinyl replacement for Charleston SC

The 5050 is not available with a integral fin, the 5500 is the only window in the Reflections line that is has the integral fin option.

You can use the snap on fin for the 5050 but I would rather have the ProFinish Contractor with the integral fin.