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by windowdude
Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Alside Excalibur & Harvey Classic Quotes
Replies: 20
Views: 11412

Re: Alside Excalibur & Harvey Classic Quotes

[quote="mbryan44"]Remember it's a window, not brain surgery.[quote]

Thanks I almost forgot.

Using the search function on this site or doing a google search for reviews on the Excaliburs isn't brain surgery either.



...but I guess doing the "quote" thing might be... :oops:
by windowdude
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Windowwizards & OKNA foam fill issues
Replies: 83
Views: 20565

Re: Windowwizards & OKNA foam fill issues

OKNA are NOT in any danger of going bankrupt or in any sort of trouble. a former employee/installer for Window Wizards was stealing jobs from them and doing the installs behind Window Wizrds back;he was Fired and no charges were files Huh?!? What does that have to do with a company misrepresenting ...
by windowdude
Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block
Replies: 9
Views: 4292

Re: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block

bfr57 wrote:When you tighten them down against the vinyl, I'm thinking they'll pull through or distort the surface. No?
No more than any other type of screw. A good installer will know when to stop and won't drive the screw through the frame.
by windowdude
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: softlite -tilt out mechanism breaking?
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

Re: softlite -tilt out mechanism breaking?

Has the Impervia guy said anything about there being any issues with the window that he's selling?
by windowdude
Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Xact Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2690

Re: Xact Windows

Does anyone have any reviews of the xact 1650? Sorry. My take on the Certainteed/MI windows is that I wouldn't put them in my house because of their build quality and looks. Honestly, and I'm being sincere, if you want a quick fix to get you through winter, don't buy cheap windows...but plastic ove...
by windowdude
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Xact Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2690

Re: Xact Windows

Yeah I'm not sure you're going to do much better for $350-400 a window...but remember that you get what you pay for. :) Do you have an urgent problem with your existing windows that makes you feel like you have to replace them right now? Could you wait a year or two, get a better (although more expe...
by windowdude
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Xact Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2690

Re: Xact Windows

Can you provide more details? Glass packages? Spacers? etc...So we can get a better idea of what you're comparing? Are MI and Window World's Alside the only two windows that you've looked at that fit your budget? I would say that those two are roughly comparable as far as looks and build quality go,...
by windowdude
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window World 4000 Series
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

Re: Window World 4000 Series

rjjmh wrote:We checked them out and I thought they were good windows, especially for the price.
Have you looked at any other windows yet?
by windowdude
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thermal Industries
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: Thermal Industries

No not solid oak...it's plywood with an oak veneer. I believe a laminate is just, well..."laminated" onto the vinyl frame, like a sticker only stickier generally speaking. I'm not sure if it's a one step or two step process. And I don't know if OKNA's laminate is "durable" but it looks as nice as an...
by windowdude
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window World 4000 Series
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

Re: Window World 4000 Series

WW uses Alside windows and I think the Comfort World 4000 is actually the Alside Excalibur. Do a search on this site for info on Alside windows...you'll find out a lot. :D
by windowdude
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thermal Industries
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: Thermal Industries

Yes it's a laminate on the OKNA...kind of like a paper-type material, woodgrain looks very nice.
by windowdude
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: How to Caulk Properly
Replies: 12
Views: 4127

Re: How to Caulk Properly

ptbomb wrote:which I stressed during the negotiation with the con man sales person
Just curious...why did you buy from him if you thought he was a con man? I'm not trying to be a wiseguy...just like to learn about what makes people tick. :?
by windowdude
Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: PGT Industries
Replies: 5
Views: 2140

Re: PDT Industries

Yeah OKNA would be good but it depends on what part of Central PA you mean...it's a pretty vast area. There is an OKNA installer about an hour southeast of us but I don't know of any others around. Good windows, though! :D
by windowdude
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: PGT Industries
Replies: 5
Views: 2140

Re: PDT Industries

In this area I would say Simonton, Gorell, some Great Lakes models would be your best value. I honestly have never seen a PGT window so I can't say for sure how they hold up over time. If you're looking for a proven track record for in this area, then the three I mentioned may be worth a little more...
by windowdude
Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: PGT Industries
Replies: 5
Views: 2140

Re: PDT Industries

Don't have any experience with the PGT, but it looks like it might be a decent window from its website and NFRC's site. I don't think you could go wrong with a Simonton, either. We get some NASTY winters up here in the central PA mountains so you'd want to get the best, most efficient window you cou...