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by HomeSealed
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Performance Grade
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Performance Grade

+1. Its really a direct measure of the windload, etc as mentioned, however the larger factor in my opinion (since you are not likely to see 170mph winds and will have bigger problems with your windows if you do), is that a window with a better structural rating most often achieves that due to superi...
by HomeSealed
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote Help
Replies: 15
Views: 207

Re: Window Quote Help

+1, good advice above... Definitely vet this from every angle as that price is VERY aggressive. Kinda strange to have a 20 yr old business with only a handful of reviews, idk. This is not likely the case, but like me give you an example of how things can be twisted: Local company just started a year...
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote Help
Replies: 15
Views: 207

Re: Window Quote Help

depending on options and install details, the Polaris and Sunrise options are both in the ballpark on pretty good windows. As the other pros alluded to, you really don't want a pocket sill on a DH (outdated, obsolete, problem filled design), nor do you likely want 366 glass in OH unless you have a s...
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: MA - New to Windows, help with brands
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: MA - New to Windows, help with brands

+1. Off the bat I'd cite Fibertec as great, high end fiberglass window out of Canada. Won'd come cheap and may or may not be available to you. Polaris makes very good vinyl window. Great Lakes is owned by Plygem, same window in many locations, pretty widely available. Used to be well regarded, but h...
by HomeSealed
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna 700 Quote
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Okna 700 Quote

Agree with the others. That's 8 windows total. Even with few options and a basic install the price is good.
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install temperature for Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Install temperature for Windows

Good feeback from DM. Very little restriction as it pertains to the materials, most are rated at or below 0 degrees. Our general rule is installer comfort to ensure quality. Hard to put an exact temperature on that, as 20* with wind can be less comfortable than a sunny and calm 12*... Its not often ...
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt

Don't disagree with any of that Mac. Try for a more realistic Okna price, also look at Softlite Elements and LS. The Provia is very nice too, but that price just seems to good to be true. If its legit, and you don't have to worry about the dealer going out of business since you are installing yourse...
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (and other questions)
Replies: 43
Views: 3016

Re: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (and other questions)

tripledouble, not sure if you will get a response from the OP, but Masterext runs a great company called AGM. Highly recommended if he services your area.
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt

The ProVia seems way to low and the Okna seems way high. I get the feeling I am missing something. I completely agree. The Provia price sounds like dealer wholesale cost on the window, whereas the Okna price sounds like a fully installed price. There has to be something getting lost in translation ...
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 49
Views: 992

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Do the Okna 500 and 600 share the same frame (excluding reinforcements, etc)? Do they basically look the same? They didnt have the Okna 500 with them, only the 600. Also, the quote for the Provia Endure was about the same as the Okna. Looking at specs looked similar. I dont remember the Endure beca...
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 49
Views: 992

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Because Okna said so. Okna(or insert any manufacturer) doesn't test the windows, an ANSI certified laboratory does. I know that you are aware of that, I'm only clarifying so that the OP and others don't read this and think that performance ratings are only as honest as the manufacturers publishing ...
by HomeSealed
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 49
Views: 992

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

IMO, the initial glass that he offered is most appropriate. If you were in the desert or someplace where your furnace rarely ran, that would be different. The standard low e will take a huge bite out of the heat that you feel coming through as well as the UV rays that fade your furniture, flooring, ...
by HomeSealed
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Provia Endure
Replies: 11
Views: 4925

Re: Provia Endure

Not sure if you will get a response from the OP, but the Endure is a solid option.
by HomeSealed
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 49
Views: 992

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Very similar windows and performance. The difference between the two comes down to option content more than anything IMO. Pick the one that you like better, or if you want to pocket a couple bucks you aren't losing a ton.
by HomeSealed
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 49
Views: 992

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

If you’re budget is that tight I would have no problem with the 5500. Putting it in the category of “some “ builder grade junk is a bit harsh and incorrect IMO. Yes Todd, great point. I made it almost verbatim in my post immediately above your comment: " Let me also reiterate that while I don't lov...