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by masterext
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (and other questions)
Replies: 39
Views: 942

Re: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (What to do?)

These are questions you really need to be asking the installer you are choosing to hire. If he owns a window company and uses a high end window, i am betting he is a competent installer.
by masterext
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (and other questions)
Replies: 39
Views: 942

Re: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (What to do?)

You will be very happy with the okna patio door. As far as the install, it seems as if your installer knows what he is doing, i would just let him do his job and not try looking to deeply into things, its just going to create a bunch of unnecessary confusion.
by masterext
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (and other questions)
Replies: 39
Views: 942

Re: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (What to do?)

Just to eliminate any future confusion, “ sunshine” is not a window brand, it is called Sunrise. Lol
by masterext
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Gorell window replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Gorell window replacement

Window companies normally dont replace glass unless it was a window they installed and they agreed to warranty.
Calling a residential glass repair company would be your best bet.
by masterext
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?
Replies: 39
Views: 1189

Re: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?

Well said Homesealed. I would rather attack hell with a bucket of ice water.
by masterext
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (and other questions)
Replies: 39
Views: 942

Re: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (What to do?)

The Okna is MUCH better than the pella 350. It designed much better and its much more air tight. Okna is one of the most efficient windows in the industry. Also, as you said, pella uses an outdated/ cheap sill design. Pella is not a premium vinyl window and it certainly is never recommended by the p...
by masterext
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?
Replies: 39
Views: 1189

Re: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?

The Majestic is definitely the better window. The apartment is on the 5th floor, very high off the ground?
Is the exterior brick/ concrete?
by masterext
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Another Sunrise Question
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Another Sunrise Question

Thank you all for your responses. This board and a couple of others are fantastic resources. One more question: How does the consumer know if the options ordered are actually the options delivered? Without cutting open a frame, how can I tell if it is fully insulated, has fiberglass reinforcements,...
by masterext
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Another Sunrise Question
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Another Sunrise Question

Elements doesnt have sagging issues at all.
A few negative reviews from a company that has been in business a long time isnt unusual and i wouldnt pay attention to that. Some customers enjoy giving bad reviews. the old 15 minutes of fame thing.
by masterext
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Fortis of Potomac?
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Fortis of Potomac?

The company you are dealing with the dropped vytex and moved to the sunrise vanguard.. i think i know which company that is. The owner seems very knowledgeable and he seems to run a very good business. The vanguard is an excellent window and very nice looking. You seem to be in very good hands.
by masterext
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Fortis of Potomac?
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Fortis of Potomac?

The Potomac is their top tier window. Its a bit more robust than the fortis with a DP 65 rating and magnetic seal.
by masterext
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise??
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Sunrise??

I think its more robust. I also like the duel tech locks.
by masterext
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise??
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Vytex

johnny wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:43 pm
WindowNerd, why do you say that the Fortis is just good, but that the Potomac is very good? Also, better value - Fortis at $500/window or Potomac at $550/window? By the way, we are replacing 27 windows.
Personally, ive sold both and like both of them. That said, i prefer the Potomac.
by masterext
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise (base - not essentials) vs Soft-lite Imperial LS
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: Sunrise (base - not essentials) vs Soft-lite Imperial LS

I dont know if i would dismiss a company simply for being a little pushy. A salesman needs to make a living, nothing wrong with that. If they crossed a line, thats different.
by masterext
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Two quotes so far
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Two quotes so far

Provia uses a Deceuninck extrusion whereas polaris does not. Bear in mind, there are a few variations of the Deceuninck design. I have seen at least 3 differemt versions myself, all being somewhat similar but definitely different.