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by HomeSealed
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?
Replies: 39
Views: 506

Re: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?

Chris, we used to have contact buttons on here but they seem to be gone... If you google "the window nerd" you'll find the right guy. Wayne and his team are very good at what they do, you would be in good hands if that works out.
by HomeSealed
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Gorell window replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Gorell window replacement

The price for option 3 sounds reasonable, and Cardinal glass is very good. I'd go that route and odds are that you will not have to replace again.
by HomeSealed
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?
Replies: 39
Views: 506

Re: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?

Chris, I rarely ever recommend anything like this as it is really a last resort, but you may consider getting your homeowner's insurance involved. Then your insurance and that of the Condo assoc can hash things out in terms of who/what is really to blame, which will likely require some in depth and ...
by HomeSealed
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Gorell window replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Gorell window replacement

+1. First, if they are still around, I'd contact your installation dealer. Hopefully they can help. 2) Softlite originally purchased the assets of Gorell and had been manufacturing service parts for a bit, not sure if they are still doing so. That would be a potential option. 3)If not, (or maybe eve...
by HomeSealed
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?
Replies: 39
Views: 506

Re: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?

but everything I see here says STUCCO is the culprit. Especially this kind of fake stucco system without proper z-bar flashings. Agreed. Real hornet's nest here between the height, stucco, active leaking, etc. Please don't be offended by this, but most good contractors that aren't desperate for wor...
by HomeSealed
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (What to do?)
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (What to do?)

I'd agree with the others... YES, the Okna is superior. The fact that they are actually less expensive as quoted in this case is a bonus, and gives you $1700 of credit for whatever Lowes would charge to let you out of it. Even if it was the full $3k, I'd say that you are still in a good spot paying ...
by HomeSealed
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Fortis of Potomac?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Fortis of Potomac?

My point is, at $500 per window, I don't know how a company is making money and/or planning on being able to service the install/customer after the fact. Don't get me wrong, I don't comment on things like price because of the varying costs of doing business in different parts of the country, but th...
by HomeSealed
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Another Sunrise Question
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Another Sunrise Question

Elements doesnt have sagging issues at all. A few negative reviews from a company that has been in business a long time isnt unusual and i wouldnt pay attention to that. Some customers enjoy giving bad reviews. the old 15 minutes of fame thing. I think that there may be a mixup here. The Softlite e...
by HomeSealed
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise (base - not essentials) vs Soft-lite Imperial LS
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: Sunrise (base - not essentials) vs Soft-lite Imperial LS

+1. Just know that on a half screen, while it can slide back and forth, it only seals when it is over the inner sash panel. If you move it to the other side there is a gap. Half vs full is personal preference more than anything, and unless you really want to have both sash panels partially open, the...
by HomeSealed
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise (base - not essentials) vs Soft-lite Imperial LS
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: Sunrise (base - not essentials) vs Soft-lite Imperial LS

Agreed.... I'd also agree with masterext above about the guy that maybe is a little more aggressive to get your business. Feeling a little bit of urgency from a sales guy just means that he's doing his due diligence, but certainly trying to pressure you, strong arm you, or lie to you is another stor...
by HomeSealed
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise (base - not essentials) vs Soft-lite Imperial LS
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: Sunrise (base - not essentials) vs Soft-lite Imperial LS

I'd agree with the others that on product alone, the LS is superior. The caveat of course is the installation. If that and the company providing it seem much more competent with one company or the other, that could push a decision one way or the other as the difference in product is not drastic.... ...
by HomeSealed
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Two quotes so far
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Two quotes so far

Provia uses a Deceuninck extrusion whereas polaris does not. Bear in mind, there are a few variations of the Deceuninck design. I have seen at least 3 differemt versions myself, all being somewhat similar but definitely different. That is what I was referring to. I mistakenly assumed that Polaris u...
by HomeSealed
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Two quotes so far
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Two quotes so far

They are built on the same extrusion? My mistake Todd, I thought that was what you were alluding to. Your comment on them being the same is even more puzzling if that is not the case. I know that the Provia unit shares its extrusion with a handful of other products, I assumed that the Polaris model...
by HomeSealed
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Two quotes so far
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Two quotes so far

I won't speak for others, but I'd say that there can still be some pretty major differences in quality and performance even when the extrusion is the same. The extrusion is really just the baseline material, it still needs QC in assembly, glass selection, spacer, weatherstripping, hardware, foam (or...
by HomeSealed
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Two quotes so far
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Two quotes so far

Thats a pretty small number of reviews. Certainly deeper digging could reveal more about them (good or bad), however it would be nice to find a company with a little more review volume to gauge by. On price, you are probably getting dinged with a small job fee of some sort on 3 windows. On window br...