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by pikeman
Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5500 vs Champion
Replies: 15
Views: 5844

Re: Simonton 5500 vs Champion

I'm in Austin, TX. I don't think they travel!
by pikeman
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5500 vs Champion
Replies: 15
Views: 5844

Re: Simonton 5500 vs Champion

I would be interested in the complaints you heard about Champion. SNIP! Thanks.... The wife discovered enough complaints about their customer service to warrant almost $3K more for the Simonton windows. My specific issue was the pocket sills and how they will collect "stuff" and the need to keep th...
by pikeman
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: SGHC .25 to .19 what is the difference
Replies: 8
Views: 2906

Re: SGHC .25 to .19 what is the difference

What is not known is the range of error in those measurements. That .06 could easily be within the +/- in the range.
I'd regard these as close enough to be the same.
by pikeman
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5500 vs Champion
Replies: 15
Views: 5844

Re: Simonton 5500 vs Champion

Champion got the boot by my wife after she discovered a big load of complaints. They were not against the local guy, but I think it's pretty bad mojo for a company to piss off so many folks and reflects a bad attitude. I located a Simonton reseller who is primarily a commercial installer/contractor....
by pikeman
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5500 vs Champion
Replies: 15
Views: 5844

Simonton 5500 vs Champion

I've complicated this choice a bit further after dropping the idea of Newtown-Slocomb. There is simply not enough information to justify the purchase. No matter where I look - no posting - no nothing. So an easier comparison is Champion vs. Simonton 5500. The Champion is foam-filled and I've read th...
by pikeman
Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Newtown Slocomb Windows
Replies: 0
Views: 818

Newtown Slocomb Windows

I am getting ready to buy and have looked at four different suppliers. Of the four, Champion and Newtown-Slocomb emerged as "winners". Between these two, Champion is almost twice as expensive and although Champion offers after sale extras, I'd rather just have a good price on the windows. Champion _...
by pikeman
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Why you won't get my business . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 3907

Why you won't get my business . . .

I recently was quoted by a salesman on some windows. To his credit, he did not pull any sleazy stuff. However, he won't be getting my business. Why? 1. Never provided "the numbers" from the Energy Star label. It was not attached to the sample window. He had to really search on the web to locate info...