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by Ida-Boy
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise Verde or Restoration?
Replies: 16
Views: 7765

Re: Sunrise Verde or Restoration?

The cost difference was minimal compared to the aesthetic difference, at least for us. We like the 2 locking latches that double as the release levers for the tilt in sash. We also went with full screens so we could pull the top part of the window on a windy day and not have so much curtain movement...
by Ida-Boy
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise Verde or Restoration?
Replies: 16
Views: 7765

Re: Sunrise Verde or Restoration?

I really did want fiberglass but with a Provia storm door included I had a limit of 5 g's and the fiberglass put me well over that. Still at about $5300 with door, sidelights and a new glass just offered in 2012. I believe its 3/4 glass and 1/2 glass in the side lights, 2 tone (in/out) with satin fi...
by Ida-Boy
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise Verde or Restoration?
Replies: 16
Views: 7765

Re: Sunrise Verde or Restoration?

I have done my research and we went with Sunrise Restoration windows. We elected to go full screen and did not add the solar clean glass. I was told by the salesman that he would recommend cleaning with a micro fiber cloth to avoid scratching as the “coating” could be and probably will get scratched...
by Ida-Boy
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows
Replies: 22
Views: 9041

Re: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows

Yes, Omega 12 is double pain. I notice in the mornings the additional warmth in the dinning area and am giving it some thought... Got estimate on 16 double hung and 1 sliding door. The largest windows are 34 by 56, about 5 and about 5 slightly shorter. Install with an upgrade to full screens, white ...
by Ida-Boy
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows
Replies: 22
Views: 9041

Re: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows

Well, I first want to say thank you to all who have posted in response to my questions... Looks like Sunrise Restoration is going to win out over Simonton and Gorell. Sunrise Restoration also looks esthetically better. I have another question that I want to ask opinions on: We are looking at going w...
by Ida-Boy
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: need Simonton contractor
Replies: 7
Views: 3794

Re: need Simonton contractor

Softlite is about 50 miles away, Gorell is even farther.
by Ida-Boy
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: need Simonton contractor
Replies: 7
Views: 3794

Re: need Simonton contractor

Thank you. I did call Simonton and asked if the installers for Simonton Windows still need to go through some sort of certification on their windows... They really did me a yes or a no, but did email me 3 recommended installers in the area.

Softlite and Gorell? I will do some more research...
by Ida-Boy
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: need Simonton contractor
Replies: 7
Views: 3794

Re: need Simonton contractor

Bill wrote:Go to the Simonton website where you can enter your zip code and a list of mostly distributors will appear and they should be able to direct you to a dealer
I did... One placed I called in Toledo told me the guy hasn't worked there for a couple of years... They sell wholesale only.
by Ida-Boy
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: need Simonton contractor
Replies: 7
Views: 3794

need Simonton contractor

i am going to look at Sunrise windows today with wife... I would now like to look at Simonton windows but how do I find a contractor in my area?
I live in Monroe County Michigan... 48140
by Ida-Boy
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows
Replies: 22
Views: 9041

Re: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows

First answer is about full tear out... No is my answer. We have not considered it because of the extra work that we assumed would come with that. The outside of my home is vinyl and its 25 years old and hard to work with. Brittle I would say... I was not prepared to replace vinyl also. I may be wron...
by Ida-Boy
Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows
Replies: 22
Views: 9041

Re: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows

Thank you for your input. I checked the business with the local BBB, and of course they are spotless. I don't rely on the BBB's references too much any more but it is a good start. Thank you!
by Ida-Boy
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows
Replies: 22
Views: 9041

Re: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows

I won't say that I don't trust them. I have no experience with any contractor replacing windows in a home... I did install some replacements myself in a duplex back in the eighties and 10 years ago I install a couple in the garage I built. I have read some horror stories on the web in different foru...
by Ida-Boy
Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows
Replies: 22
Views: 9041

Re: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows

I have one more question; for us the eventual replacement of all windows and 2 doors is on our minds. I was thinking of doing this in 2 or 3 groupings or work orders, as if saying to the company do it right on these 6 and you will get the rest of the work in a couple of months. Would you advise agai...
by Ida-Boy
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows
Replies: 22
Views: 9041

Re: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows

Thank you for info HomeSealed about the possible high pitch for the fiberglass windows. I have found a Sunrise Dealer that I have actually done business with in the past for garage doors so I am going to start with them. I know from experiance that they have employees that do the garage door install...
by Ida-Boy
Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows
Replies: 22
Views: 9041

Re: SE MI/NW OH looking to replace 25 year old Anderson windows

I should explain what I mean by investment: I mean for x amount of dollars that we spend I hope to get back, 1 savings on energy bills, 2 comfort, 3 ease of use as tilt in for cleaning, 4 maximum benefit for dollars spent. I am not going to say I want the windows to pay for themselves in energy savi...