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by HomeSealed
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Soft-lite barrington or Polaris Ultraweld
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Soft-lite barrington or Polaris Ultraweld

Both are solid choices, although the Barrignton is a bit lower on the Softlite totem pole. With upgraded spacer, I'd probably pick the UW. If the SL dealer has access to the LS or Elements, my recommendation would change. Lastly, take the installation and dealer into heavy consideration as well. If ...
by HomeSealed
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote for Minnesota
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Window Quote for Minnesota

Solid choice, it will serve you well. Great to hear that you found a company that you like as well, that is very much as important as the actual product.
by HomeSealed
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: selecting two double hung vinyl windows
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: selecting two double hung vinyl windows

+1. Under $600 ea installed for a mid-grade window, small job. That's actually priced pretty low by most definitions.
by HomeSealed
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement Windows and Installation: Question & Opinion
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Replacement Windows and Installation: Question & Opinion

The nail fin does not make the window stick out per se, however it does limit where the window can be set depth-wise. Sometimes extra material can be added or removed to facilitate a specific landing spot on the depth while still utilizing the nail fin. This could have relevance to your blinds situa...
by HomeSealed
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote for Minnesota
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Window Quote for Minnesota

+1. The Elements is the easy winner here even if the glass is double pane, but triple pane seals that. Standard Sunrise would be worthy of heavy consideration at a slight discount if we were talking casements (I actually PREFER the Sunrise casement over SL), but for DH's and SL's the Elements is the...
by HomeSealed
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Where to start????
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Where to start????

What other lines did the Okna dealer sell? I would explore that further. My thoughts exactly. Which line does that dealer carry? Okna offers several excellent lines. While the 500 is a great window, its actually in their lower half of offerings. You have other great options as well to be sure, it j...
by HomeSealed
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Manufacturer warranty for private-label windows
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Manufacturer warranty for private-label windows

No issue with private label warranty. My bigger concerns here would be the overall "uneasiness" that you mentioned in the other thread. Fine window, but trust your gut if you just don't love these guys. If you have yet to find a company that makes you feel at ease, as painful as it may be, you may w...
by HomeSealed
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside

If you don't have a great feeling about the guy I'd probably trust that instinct rather than kick yourself if things go south. You will run into various levels of negotiating in this industry, but cutting the price nearly in half is a bit much IMO. As far as the window selection, while the LS would ...
by HomeSealed
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside

Its easy to get information overload, but I promise, you will be much better off having educated yourself about this investment. I'd wait for the Softlite quote to come in, that may offer some additional perspective on pricing. A couple additional thoughts, I'd be careful about putting much weight o...
by HomeSealed
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside

Seth, where are you located? At this point, I personally don't love any of the options and I wonder if some of the info may be incorrect. The Mezzo does not get a .22 u factor unless that is upgraded to triple pane. The Kensington gets better than a .26 with heat mirror if I'm not mistaken. All of t...
by HomeSealed
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Future of Starmark and stuck in window limbo
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Future of Starmark and stuck in window limbo

There are some transitions in process (product updates) on that line as far as I know, however some of the other information that you have been given seems to be erroneous. I wonder if the dealer that you used may be having some issues... Either way, please do reach out to Eric (WoW) and I'm sure th...
by HomeSealed
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Endur vs Super Spacer
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Endur vs Super Spacer

+1. You really wouldn't go wrong either way.
by HomeSealed
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote advice-Berkshire Elite, Provia, Soft-lite
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Quote advice-Berkshire Elite, Provia, Soft-lite

Despite the small spread in thermals, I would say that quality difference justifies the cost based on my experience with both products. You should be able to expect decades of relatively problem free performance from the SL, while the Berkshire would be less likely to offer that.
by HomeSealed
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote advice-Berkshire Elite, Provia, Soft-lite
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Quote advice-Berkshire Elite, Provia, Soft-lite

Triple pane would be a wise choice for Kansas, although I'd take the better window with double pane over an inferior product with triple pane. Its not unreasonable IMO to expect higher end quality products to more than double the service life of lower end stuff, so that really needs to be accounted ...
by HomeSealed
Thu May 24, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 680

Re: Am I Going Insane?

Sorry if I come off as not listening, I was simply trying to determine why my perception of prices and the reality of prices are so disconnected. Through more research and what you guys are telling me, the disconnect happens due to a few things: 1. Full Frame replacements add 20-25% to the cost of ...