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by hootie
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Plygem Premium vs. SoftLite Imperial LS vs. Simonton 6500 HD
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: Plygem Premium vs. SoftLite Imperial LS vs. Simonton 6500 HD

I have decided to go with the Imperial LS with full screens. The Softlite rep here in KC is very personable and understands our needs. Overall, the LS just seems more solid and worth the extra money, even though I won't be here in this house for more than 5 years. The dealer understood my concerns w...
by hootie
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Aluminum vs. fiberglass screens
Replies: 13
Views: 6450

Re: Aluminum vs. fiberglass screens

Any idea what product Softlite uses?
by hootie
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Plygem Premium vs. SoftLite Imperial LS vs. Simonton 6500 HD
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: Plygem Premium vs. SoftLite Imperial LS vs. Simonton 6500 HD

How can I make sure I get the stainless in the plygem. Just spoke with the vendor 10 minutes ago and he said I was being quoted the Warm Edge+ which comes with the HPmax and energy package. I just also discovered that PlyGem is not AAMA certified on the website. Can I find it under another produst n...
by hootie
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Who makes the glass in most windows? PPG or Cardinal
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Who makes the glass in most windows? PPG or Cardinal

Who makes the glass in Softlite, Plygem and Simonton?
by hootie
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Who makes the glass in most windows? PPG or Cardinal
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Who makes the glass in most windows? PPG or Cardinal

Do all window companies use the same glass? I have been told that Cardinal is the premium glass manufacturer in windows but I have heard of PPg
by hootie
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Plygem Premium vs. SoftLite Imperial LS vs. Simonton 6500 HD
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Plygem Premium vs. SoftLite Imperial LS vs. Simonton 6500 HD

After reviewing multiple forums, I am asking for the opinions of eveyrone else still reading. (That means you WoW, anthony Skydawggy and all the others)! As mentioned in other threads, I am replacing 13 windows in my home in Kansas. Most of the windows face intense sun, and I have to block most of t...
by hootie
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5500 vs. Softlite Imperial LS
Replies: 31
Views: 7998

Re: Simonton 5500 vs. Softlite Imperial LS

Jeff, how did your Imperial LS windows turn out? Triple pane, right?
by hootie
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: SoftLite Imperial LS DH, Triple pane LowE, Argon,SuperSpacer
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: SoftLite Imperial LS DH, Triple pane LowE, Argon,SuperSpacer

Micro, this is excatly the window I am looking at. How did they turn out?
by hootie
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite vs Thermolock Hallmark
Replies: 11
Views: 4128

Re: Soft-Lite vs Thermolock Hallmark

Did you go with the Imperial LS? How are the windows working out for you?
by hootie
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What type of Foam should be used
Replies: 10
Views: 4169

Re: What type of Foam should be used

Are you going with double or triple pane soft Lite? and which glazing, spacer system did you opt for? Yes, keep us posted. I am considering Soft-Lite as well. thanks
by hootie
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Triple pane versus Double and tempering value
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Re: Triple pane versus Double and tempering value

Thanks for your input. A salesperson mentioned that tempering adds 20% additional to the cost of the window. Is that correct? Also, can you temper just the lower half of a double hung? I am assuming the 20% is for both panes being tempered.
by hootie
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Triple pane versus Double and tempering value
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Triple pane versus Double and tempering value

I am getting ready to purchase new windows for my 16 year-old house in the KC area. We have hot summers and cold winters. I cannot afford new windows for all of the house, but I have the immediate need to replace at least 9 windows, 3 which have lost their seals and 6 for bedrooms that face the west...