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by toddinmn
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside
Replies: 7
Views: 88

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

Any of the 2 Soft-Lites would be my choice.
by toddinmn
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside
Replies: 7
Views: 88

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

From those options I might just roll the dice with Alside. I say be patient and get a few more bids. Sub contractors are fine but I would request insurance information for them, not uncommon for the whole installing. Crew to be subs of subs, I’d want insurance info on the whole crew if they were wor...
by toddinmn
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Viplex Windows Warranty???
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Re: Viplex Windows Warranty???

There are companies that specialize in replacing the glass in windows.
by toddinmn
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton vs. Sunrise
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Simonton vs. Sunrise

Ask any company for there most current air testing report and you may have a hard time getting it.
by toddinmn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton vs. Sunrise
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Simonton vs. Sunrise

I have never heard of an Okna dealer that promotes Simonton as the preferred brand, very odd.
The DP rating is about how the window performs in the tests WOW mentioned, it has not much to do with actual strength of the window. The Sunrise would be prone to warping with or without reinforcement.
by toddinmn
Tue May 22, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window installation warranty question
Replies: 5
Views: 217

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 .
by toddinmn
Sat May 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement Windows- Please Help! Sunrise vs. MI
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: Replacement Windows- Please Help! Sunrise vs. MI

That price is very low, Window World does like to add add-on cost for everything to keep there base price low and are not known for there quality. Details are very important especially in a full frame install.
by toddinmn
Sat May 12, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window quote opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Window quote opinions

The pricing is very fair, sounds like you’ll appreciate a quality window.
by toddinmn
Fri May 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna with PVC trim?
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Okna with PVC trim?

These would be great questions to ask your installer?
There would be no performance benefit. Adding brick mold typically does not reduce glass size since it would sit against the sheathing .
by toddinmn
Fri May 11, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Provia vs Sunrise
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Provia vs Sunrise

I’d say 2 or 3 with the Provia. The Sunrise is prone to sagging until they put reinforcement in all the rails, sills and headers.
by toddinmn
Fri May 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Large picture window glass flex
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Large picture window glass flex

The elasticity of Glass does not change with tempering, it flexes the same amount as annealed glass if the thickness is the same. I’m no expert on glass but it took me less then a minute to google the answer, hate it when people try to blow smoke where it doesn’t belong.
by toddinmn
Thu May 10, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window quote opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Window quote opinions

Are the install methods the same for each bid? What are the details of install? 8 years is short time and money wise probably makes sense with the Simonton, the longer you stay the Okna is a good bet. In my old house I went with a cheaper line because I was moving because it would not make financial...
by toddinmn
Tue May 08, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Large picture window glass flex
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Large picture window glass flex

It seems odd they would use thinner glass for tempered, most tend to go heavier if anything. Perhaps ask them hat the tolerance is for deflection in there glass packs.
by toddinmn
Sat May 05, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Casement window questions
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Casement window questions

Soft-Lite uses the same window through all there lines in the casements. There will be differences in the glass packages, foam enhancements, and maybe the weatherstripping. The Sunrise compare very well and are perhaps prettier.You probably don’t need to meet current egress code but I would double c...
by toddinmn
Wed May 02, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Provia vs Sunrise
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Provia vs Sunrise

Not sure which one it is , but. I can’t see them being much different since they all use the same frame and sashes I believe. I think the only difference would be the restoration would be less prone to sagging at the meeting rails on the sashes which does not prevent the other areas of sashes saggin...