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by buddy110
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help Replacement windows Cleveland stanek
Replies: 11
Views: 4731

Re: Help Replacement windows Cleveland stanek

anthony wrote:Buddy.
do you still carry a HM line?
What the the typical cost difference?
How do you insure that is is fabricated correctly with acceptable seal failure and warranty?
No. The last window I had with HM was the Q2. As bad as that window was in almost every aspect, the HM held up remarkably well.
by buddy110
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help Replacement windows Cleveland stanek
Replies: 11
Views: 4731

Re: Help Replacement windows Cleveland stanek

I sold HM for many years. I have not had one seal failure. I love the technology, it not only insulates very well, it deadens sound better than low e windows. It's only downside is cost. IMO it's ever bit as good as any low e glass out there.
by buddy110
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Final Window Decisions
Replies: 7
Views: 3780

Re: Final Window Decisions

I'll echo Dave's sentiments also. Softlite is a good manufacturer also, but the window you're comparing it to is an older design. Plygem is a good company with an average window
by buddy110
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Newtown Slocum Harmony Replacement Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 7139

Re: Newtown Slocum Harmony Replacement Windows

I would put Slocum windows in the mid range of quality. Also their manufacturing plant is a bit antiquated.
by buddy110
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What is a good window to get in (Westchester) NY area?
Replies: 10
Views: 4388

Re: What is a good window to get in (Westchester) NY area?

Of the three, I would say the Simonton. Keep in mind, Installation is an extremely important ingredient here. A poor installation of a good window can render the best of windows ineffective.
by buddy110
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What is a good window to get in (Westchester) NY area?
Replies: 10
Views: 4388

Re: What is a good window to get in (Westchester) NY area?

See my response on the sister board. http://www.replacement-windows.com/windowbb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4863 In Westchester You can use a mixture of triple and double if you like, but a top quality double pane will do just fine and save you some money. Like it has been said though, a window under $400 ...
by buddy110
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Frustrated and confused:trying to find the right replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 6337

Re: Frustrated and confused:trying to find the right replacement

I'll agree with pretty much all the advice you've gotten here so far. Less than $400 is a red flag IMO. Contact masterext if you can. He'll steer you in the right direction.
by buddy110
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Trying to figure out general price to expect
Replies: 23
Views: 11398

Re: Trying to figure out general price to expect

Im in the same boat, looking for pricing for window replacement, and so far i've had about 6 or 7 different companies in my home selling there product. The ones with the highest quote came in at about 10,000 for 9 replacement windows, he's the one that needed 2hrs off my day and my wife needed to b...
by buddy110
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Trying to figure out general price to expect
Replies: 23
Views: 11398

Re: Trying to figure out general price to expect

Having sold and installed both, I'd agree that the Okna is better, although either are better than the Vytex. I'd even venture to say that you will not find a better vinyl window than the Okna offering, as it at the top with the best offerings from Sunrise and Softlite. On Gorell, they were indeed ...
by buddy110
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: slocomb windows
Replies: 4
Views: 2812

Re: slocomb windows

Slocum windows less about performance and engineering, and more about sales and gimmicks. They don't make a bad window, but it's nothing special either. The windjammer is a very old design from the window man days (1980'S).
by buddy110
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Looking for suggestions - Long Island, NY
Replies: 9
Views: 5247

Re: Looking for suggestions - Long Island, NY

Power W&S has an "ok" window, but nothing special. I would definitely keep looking, especially @ 875 per window :shock: . OTOH $279 installed for any window is a red flag IMO. Look for Gorell, Himark/okna, Softlite, Simonton and Sunrise. Once you've found these top brands it's time to interview inst...
by buddy110
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Starmark Window/Insert Installation Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9621

Re: Starmark Window/Insert Installation Question

Your old windows probably had a built in flange and did not need to be caulked to the J channel. The new inserts do not have that and need to be sealed to the J channel. I would just add that it really depends on the exact circumstances... In fact I have seen far too many replacements installed whe...
by buddy110
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna 5500 DX Quote
Replies: 7
Views: 4146

Re: Okna 5500 DX Quote

I believe the 800 has a magnetic weather seal and slightly better air infiltration numbers than the 500. It's a little nicer looking with lift handles rather than a lift rail. Otherwise they're pretty close.

Nothing wrong with the Gorell 5300 either.
by buddy110
Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Energy Efficient vinyl windows in Oklahoma heat
Replies: 9
Views: 4922

Re: Energy Efficient vinyl windows in Oklahoma heat

"Ranking" a window for any area is subjective, but of the manufacturers you listed Simonton is the most respected. I would look for a glass package with a hi shgc, to help block radiant heat.
by buddy110
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Need Help In Ohio - Freezing Cold Rehau Windows
Replies: 13
Views: 7812

Re: Need Help In Ohio - Freezing Cold Rehau Windows

Tilt and turn windows are tricky to install. The must be perfectly square and level. If they're not they can leak a little air at the base.