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by ranger
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Starmark Window/Insert Installation Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9381

Re: Starmark Window/Insert Installation Question

even though the gap is small, the full perimeter foam wrap that comes with the window can be somewhat compressed. so in this case the foam wrap is fine. in fact, thats what the foam wrap is for.
by ranger
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Starmark Window/Insert Installation Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9381

Re: Starmark Window/Insert Installation Question

yes, if the measurement made for a tight fit then just caulking is fine. if there is a larger gap,then foam insulation would be used.
if the gap is too narrow, foam insulation will not stay in, it has no where to settle.
by ranger
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna 5500 DX Quote
Replies: 7
Views: 4031

Re: Okna 5500 DX Quote

thats the best pricing i have seen for the okna 500 . that is ultra cheap.
depending on which area you are from, pricing can be different . but still, thats low.
congrats
by ranger
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Please HELP.. Need windows installation quesstion
Replies: 17
Views: 9328

Re: Please HELP.. Need windows installation quesstion

i would like to know that as well. there is no way to tell if they used foam unless you actually saw them do the install. so why would wait until they were finished to bring it up?
agree, the caulking job is a mess.
by ranger
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: New windows for a Philadelphia rowhouse
Replies: 15
Views: 6793

Re: New windows for a Philadelphia rowhouse

universal has a lock on polaris; they have some sort of agreement. they chose to offer the thermal opposed to ultra. kind of similar to castle and soft lite.
by ranger
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: New windows for a Philadelphia rowhouse
Replies: 15
Views: 6793

Re: New windows for a Philadelphia rowhouse

universal direct uses the polaris thermal weld with super spacer. thermal weld is ok i guess but not as good as the polaris ultra weld which is a pretty solid window. i would strongly recommend looking at the Okna 800 deluxe as well. it has a very authentic look to it and its solid from top to bottom.
by ranger
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna Elegante Patio Door/Starmark Windows
Replies: 14
Views: 5631

Re: Okna Elegante Patio Door/Starmark Windows

one thing i would like to add is the price. i am mystified as to how you recieved a price that low and the contractor not lose money. i am not implying that something nefarious is at work because i dont think thats the case. i am utterly shocked. that price isnt just low, its crazy low. oll be scrat...
by ranger
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Windows in North Jersey
Replies: 28
Views: 9228

Re: Windows in North Jersey

living in nj, i would suggest getting a window with a higher solar heat gain.( not too high) i know Okna, Gorell, and soft lite all offer double pane windows with shgc of between .25 and .30 . Okna uses guardian glass whereas both gorell and soft lite utilize ppg. i am not a fan of solarban 70 by pp...
by ranger
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Bryn Mawr Warranty for 1995 Installations
Replies: 15
Views: 6201

Re: Bryn Mawr Warranty for 1995 Installations

This is one of the many reasons we never recommend certainteed windows. The new certainteed windows will be found under the name MI Windows which also make Xact and Cutting Edge; all low quality.
That said, you should be covered under your warranty.
by ranger
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Allside v United v Crystal Series
Replies: 7
Views: 4476

Re: Allside v United v Crystal Series

yes , Okna has a northern nj dealer and so does Gorell.
by ranger
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Allside v United v Crystal Series
Replies: 7
Views: 4476

Re: Allside v United v Crystal Series

Those are all lower end brands and not only do they look cheap but they do not perform well at all, especially over time.
Okna , gorell, sunrise, and soft lite are the higher quality brands that most pro's recommend. All of these brands are designed very well and very energy efficient.
by ranger
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: HELP! So Confused!
Replies: 2
Views: 3056

Re: HELP! So Confused!

Okna, gorell, soft lite, and sunrise are the brands recommended.
That said, the nee Vytex Fortis seems like a very solid window and to me, it's a better choice than simonton.
by ranger
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Gorell vs Silverline Impact Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

Re: Gorell vs Silverline Impact Windows

Silver line make a low grade window . Not only do they look chep but they are one of the most poorly designed I have seen along with pella vinyl windows and Xact . These are typical " builders grade" windows that are sold to anyone looking for something cheap and ignoring quality. Gorell on the othe...
by ranger
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 4522

Re: Okna Windows

That's the best price I've ever seen for the 500 series. The windows were probably very small and the most simplistic install. Windows on Washington does one heck of an install though. Talk about a grand slam...
The Okna 800 EnviroStar averages around 600 per for double pane.
by ranger
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton Windows for Southeastern Pennsylvania
Replies: 25
Views: 10101

Re: Simonton Windows for Southeastern Pennsylvania

No professional installer worth his salt will install a window that cheaply. I find t extremely hard to believe. Also, what you consider a good install and what actually is a good install are probably two different things.as far as you being savvy , I doubt it.