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by RobDMB
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window Installation: Spray Foam
Replies: 5
Views: 2758

Window Installation: Spray Foam

In considering window contractors, is it considered a "red flag" if a contractor indicates they do not use spray foam on their installs and prefer batt insulation? THanks.
by RobDMB
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds
Replies: 39
Views: 15058

Re: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds

Sorry to resurrect this. Can anyone comments on how the Okna Elegante compares to the Marvin Sliding Patio/French Doors? Both in price and performance? I notice that Marvin doesnt have internal blinds, but it seems you can get a custom fit shade to over the door that looks nice as well. Thanks.
by RobDMB
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Rusting Lintels
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Re: Rusting Lintels

Thanks. Anyone have a recommendation of a product to look for that may be readily available?
by RobDMB
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Rusting Lintels
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Rusting Lintels

I am going to proceed with a home window replacement project and thought before that it might be good for me to repaint the lintels on my brick home. They are not overly rusty but some rust is starting to show through the white paint that is currently on the lintels. What would be the proper procedu...
by RobDMB
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds
Replies: 39
Views: 15058

Re: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds

Thank you all again for all your assistance in researching these doors. Its great as a consumer to have so many pros respond so promptly. This forum has been a tremendous amount of information. Now i just need to make a decision.
by RobDMB
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds
Replies: 39
Views: 15058

Re: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds

Is there any reason or advantage to upgrading rollers in non-coastal (i.e. eastern pa) applications?
by RobDMB
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds
Replies: 39
Views: 15058

Re: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds

Ok I've officially spent way too much time researching patio doors. Seems like in some places I see the Elegante referenced as a 5600 model but in other places I see references to an 8800 model. Are there different models or are these the same door. Also one other site seemed to reference that you c...
by RobDMB
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds
Replies: 39
Views: 15058

Re: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds

Thanks. So comparatively probably still better than the existing door that I have.
by RobDMB
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds
Replies: 39
Views: 15058

Re: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds

Thanks. I tried to call Okna to see if I could get a sense of how much of a performance hit there would be on the models with the mini blinds due to the no argon gas. They didnt have test numbers for that model so couldnt give me a definitive answer.
by RobDMB
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds
Replies: 39
Views: 15058

Re: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds

What type of mechanism does Okna use to operate the internal blinds - it is not quite clear based on my online research. I have seen several posts where people say to avoid magnetic rope operators. Does Okna use such a mechanism? Also, I assume in addition to fully going up and down, the blinds woul...
by RobDMB
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds
Replies: 39
Views: 15058

Re: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds

I want to thank everyone for their wealth of information. As someone who likes to learn as much as possible about a product before purchase this forum is a wealth of information. One last question (hopefully) regarding the sliders with internal blinds. I have seen people say both Okna and Sunrise ar...
by RobDMB
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds
Replies: 39
Views: 15058

Re: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds

Good to hear. I assume Okna's warranty would cover the internal blinds as well?
by RobDMB
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds
Replies: 39
Views: 15058

Re: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds

Is the lack of argon glass in the Okna Slider w/ integrated blinds a big concern (in eastern PA). I assume the doors still have coatings? Is this a reason to steer away from internal blinds.
by RobDMB
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Slider or Dual Casement in front of Kitchen Sink?
Replies: 9
Views: 4171

Re: Slider or Dual Casement in front of Kitchen Sink?

Wayne, Thank you for the suggestion. I will consider that as well. At this point, I think I am probably just leaning toward a slider (or maybe even a DH which my wife seems to like). There is a walkway in front of my kitchen window so I'm concerned if an awning or casement is opened, someone could r...
by RobDMB
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds
Replies: 39
Views: 15058

Re: Sliding Patio Door w/ Integrated Blinds

How is the okna unit with the blinds in between? Do the blinds work well?