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by randy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote advice-Berkshire Elite, Provia, Soft-lite
Replies: 8
Views: 208

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

Revere Berkshire is made by Alside and it isn’t any better than Mezzo. The only reason the AL rating gets that low is by using stick on pads at the corners, and the reinforcement is a joke. In a windy state like Kansas, choosing a window that’s as air-tight as possible is important. I seriously doub...
by randy
Tue May 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 510

Re: Am I Going Insane?

HomeSealed is right, you have many more than the 18 windows originally stated. The pricing isn’t outrageous based on the number of windows actually being replaced. You might find a lower price, but the pricing you’ve received isn’t outrageously high as they originally seemed.
by randy
Tue May 22, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Am I Going Insane?
Replies: 19
Views: 510

Re: Am I Going Insane?

Every market has those companies who use hard closes, price drops, etc... to sell windows at a premium price. Unfortunately, you ran into two of them. There will most certainly be a few companies in your area who offer a premium window at a fair and reasonable price, so keep looking and be patient. ...
by randy
Fri May 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Provia vs Sunrise
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Provia vs Sunrise

It was my understanding (from my rep) that the Verde had reinforcement like the Vanguard. If it does not (and the website doesn’t list it) I retract my recommendation of it. That’s very unfortunate as an unreinforced Sunrise double hung is susceptible to sagging. It’s also preferable to have the loc...
by randy
Fri May 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Provia vs Sunrise
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Provia vs Sunrise

The Verde is equal to the Vanguard, therefore, #2 would be a good choice (assuming the installation is well done).
by randy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)

Atrium is a lot like MI actually. Neither are recommended here.

Sunrise makes one of the nicest casements in the vinyl industry.
by randy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)

I’m not a Milgard fan for multiple reasons, (vinyl thickness, pocket sill, standard strength glass, etc...) Simonton 5500 is a decent window, but it’s an old design and, as you noted, quite bulky. Your assessment of the Asure is correct. Simonton was recently purchased by Ply Gem, a company with a l...
by randy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Austin area - many questions about replacement windows (long)
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: Austin area - many questions about replacement windows (long)

I’ll be interested in hearing your thoughts about the company and their sales presentation afterwards. They are a high pressure operation to be sure, and their pricing will be quite high.
by randy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)

No, nothing wrong. They actually sound sharper than most installers I’ve ran across in the Austin area, and thought they might be some guys I should reach out to is all.
by randy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)

If you have a name and contact number for the two installers who came out, I’d appreciate it if you’d pass it along to me.
by randy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Austin area - many questions about replacement windows (long)
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: Austin area - many questions about replacement windows (long)

Of the options you’ve mentioned, I would choose Simonton with the following upgrades: reinforced sashes, double strength glass in all windows. Simonton is good on warranty service. Sunrise does have at least one dealer in the Austin area, I believe. I wouldn’t recommend the Soft-lite dealer who met ...
by randy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Beldon, or any other Austin installers here?
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Thoughts on Beldon, or any other Austin installers here?

If I could pick my business up and move it to the hill country, I’d do it in a minute! Unfortunately, we are just way too busy right now to even entertain the idea of expanding over there. Sorry we can’t help out!
by randy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Beldon, or any other Austin installers here?
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Thoughts on Beldon, or any other Austin installers here?

Sorry, I know nothing about Beldon - good or bad. I would never recommend any Alside products though.
by randy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: New Cons. Window advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: New Cons. Window advice

Okna is the best of the options, and closed cell spray foam is superior to fiberglass in just about every way.
by randy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Re: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?

Most homeowners in my area are getting rid of solar screens, but if they help you accomplish your goals, by all means keep them.