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by HomeSealed
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Endur vs Super Spacer
Replies: 3
Views: 55

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: 196

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: 196

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: 486

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 ...
by HomeSealed
Wed May 23, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Am I Going Insane?

Ironically after posting that, I just opened this email from a major national supplier... May 22, 2018 To Our Valued Customer, We have begun receiving a third round of price increases from our suppliers. The key drivers behind these most recent increases continue to be higher raw material costs and ...
by HomeSealed
Wed May 23, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Am I Going Insane?

While discounts are the "name of the game" to some degree, I think we are all in agreement that starting at $60k and cutting the price in half is excessive. The other guys seem like a better bet for a very good product, and the fact that your Dad worked with them and had a good experience should mak...
by HomeSealed
Tue May 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Am I Going Insane?

Good info here. Here are a little more details. The first quote (custom Sunrise window) is for full-frame replacement. The second quote (Soft-Lite) is for basic replacement (not full frame). We have cedar siding but it shouldn't be majorly impacted by the install. Also, basic white for the interior...
by HomeSealed
Tue May 22, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Am I Going Insane?

seabiscuit, the 62" windows are pretty tall. Are those in need of tempered glass by chance (proximity to the floor less than 18" and glass size over 9 sq ft)? That can drive price up...What about the installation detail? Full frame or pocket? New interior woodwork? Woodgrain interior? Color exterior...
by HomeSealed
Tue May 22, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window installation warranty question
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Window installation warranty question

Warranties are often just a sales tool, there are many more important things then warranty to consider 1st.Take a look at the warranties through out any industry and you will see that warranties often have nothing to do with longevity, quality, or reliability . Warranties most certainly ARE a sales...
by HomeSealed
Mon May 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window installation warranty question
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Window installation warranty question

I'd personally not consider an installation warranty less than 10 years. I agree that most installation issues tend to pop up within the first year, but not all. Keep in mind, you will almost certainly pay more for a company with a longer workmanship warranty. There is a saying in this industry : Co...
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Starmark vs Polaris vs Okna 800
Replies: 12
Views: 3047

Re: Starmark vs Polaris vs Okna 800

Not sure if original poster's get pinged on this, so Raul may or may not post back. Either way, I just want to confirm that you are winning either way Lindsey. Those two windows are both top tier performers. Like mentioned earlier, the 800 is a little better and most would agree prettier, so if you ...
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Milgard Tuscany VS PlyGem 200
Replies: 5
Views: 1787

Re: Milgard Tuscany VS PlyGem 200

I'd agree that installing a window with a cracked frame is generally not advisable. Cracked sash or even glass are not a huge concern as they can be swapped easily, but a frame requires a full reinstall. If this thing is going to be embedded in stucco and drywall, you would definitely want the swap ...
by HomeSealed
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote for Preservation windows. Too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Quote for Preservation windows. Too much?

Unless there are major differences based on region (which could be the case), I'd say that description is dated as well. It sounds like it is written to present against Heat Mirror, which was a type of glass that has not really been popular for some years due to its high rate of failure. It basicall...
by HomeSealed
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote for Preservation windows. Too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Quote for Preservation windows. Too much?

There are no shortage of of options with a welded sloped sill and excellent performance ratings like Softlite, Okna, Sunrise, Polaris, etc... However there IS a shortage of them available out on the West Coast if I'm not mistaken. In the Alside family, the 8000 series is a better option. Simonton, A...
by HomeSealed
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote for Preservation windows. Too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Quote for Preservation windows. Too much?

+1. The Preservation is a very dated design. Pocket capture sill, very bulky, etc. Personally I would not consider it at any price.