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by jayhawk
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 9800 vs. soft-lite Pro and LS
Replies: 21
Views: 7494

Re: Simonton 9800 vs. soft-lite Pro and LS

Talked to Soft-Lite dealer sales rep today. They will not sell Pro Series. Only sell their exclusives: Imperial, Bainbridge and Barrington. Told me Pro Series is below Barrington. Sounds like baloney (thanks to input from you fine folks). He lowered LS price some and quoted Bainbridge. Pro Series sh...
by jayhawk
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Aluminum vs. fiberglass screens
Replies: 13
Views: 6454

Re: Aluminum vs. fiberglass screens

Thanks for the feedback.

Regarding the oxidize - how common is this in those 10 year windows?
Can it be cleaned off the window? Does it come right back?
by jayhawk
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 9800 vs. soft-lite Pro and LS
Replies: 21
Views: 7494

Re: Simonton 9800 vs. soft-lite Pro and LS

Thanks DelewareMike. Yes, have compared both brochures. For a novice though, it's hard to discern the real impact of, for example, a Certa Force Balance System versus Endura Force Balance System. Soft-lite is a good marketing firm (and window maker) and comes up with new trademark names for each fea...
by jayhawk
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 9800 vs. soft-lite Pro and LS
Replies: 21
Views: 7494

Re: Simonton 9800 vs. soft-lite Pro and LS

WoW, HomeSealed and anthony - really appreciate the feedback. That's three votes for the LS so far. Would you please expand upon the "why" of paying the 17% premium or approx. 2k more. The potential installer for the Pro Series is new to that line. He explored it based on my Soft-Lite commentary. He...
by jayhawk
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Aluminum vs. fiberglass screens
Replies: 13
Views: 6454

Aluminum vs. fiberglass screens

Looking at 21 premium vinyl windows. Current wood windows have structurally flimsy full screens that have not done well over the 20 years. First, what's the tradeoff for full vs. half-screeens? Seems like many windows come with half-screens standard. One rep mentioned more susceptible to bugs with h...
by jayhawk
Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 9800 vs. soft-lite Pro and LS
Replies: 21
Views: 7494

Simonton 9800 vs. soft-lite Pro and LS

Buying 17 double hung and 4 casement. Like the soft-lite Imperial LS but pricey; is the value worth it? Can I get much of the soft-lite value with Pro? Customers seem to like 9800 just fine; how does it stack up to the others in value for the cost? All are doouble pane, double strength, argon, grids...