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by ctnj
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Soft Lite Imperial LS - mold? Dirt?
Replies: 7
Views: 3336

Soft Lite Imperial LS - mold? Dirt?

We had soft lite imperial LS installed 12/31/13. I have cleaned them 2x. Most face due east and receive pretty good morning sun. See picture below- what is this??? This is on most of the windows where the outside glass adheres to the vinyl. Installation company coming to look tomorrow. Thank you!
by ctnj
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Intercept or Super Spacer – Southeast Climate?
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

Re: Intercept or Super Spacer – Southeast Climate?

Thank you for your help!
by ctnj
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Intercept or Super Spacer – Southeast Climate?
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

Intercept or Super Spacer – Southeast Climate?

Got my pricing update yesterday on Soft-Lite Imperial LS. I had asked about the super spacer and was advised that the addition of the Super Spacer and Solar Low-E would tack on approx. $25/window. He indicated in our climate, this was more than we’d need, but of course happy to add to the package. C...
by ctnj
Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: I have 3 quotes and I'm stumped
Replies: 11
Views: 7421

Re: I have 3 quotes and I'm stumped

last question - hopefully. they called to tell me the windows they order/install are Barrington and Imperial LS so they get bulk discount, whereas they can't get same pricing on Bainbridge. As such, he's going to try to get the Imperial pricing down for me - I did not even ask. Should this concern me?
by ctnj
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: I have 3 quotes and I'm stumped
Replies: 11
Views: 7421

Re: I have 3 quotes and I'm stumped

I meant bainbridge - sorry! Haven't had coffee yet
by ctnj
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: I have 3 quotes and I'm stumped
Replies: 11
Views: 7421

Re: I have 3 quotes and I'm stumped

Someone in the nhood replied with positive feedback on soft lite company! Waiting on written quote. Can you clarify the major differences between the bainbridge and imperial LS? I want to ask for super spacer on either - would you agree?
by ctnj
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: I have 3 quotes and I'm stumped
Replies: 11
Views: 7421

Re: I have 3 quotes and I'm stumped

all they carry is Alside. Just got the sales pitch (again). I guess their business model has changed with the economy. They used to carry Gorell until the bankruptcy/acquisition by Soft-Lite.
by ctnj
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: I have 3 quotes and I'm stumped
Replies: 11
Views: 7421

I have 3 quotes and I'm stumped

My coworker's husband worked 30y+ in manufacturing and window sales. I talked to him and received recommendations for 2 companies, I sought a 3rd quote on my own. We have 16 windows to replace, double hung with grids all over, low-e/argon - 4 of the windows are nearly as tall as a door. There is one...
by ctnj
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Aluminum cladding?
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Aluminum cladding?

Forgive me if I have the terminology wrong – the company today indicated they would wrap the exterior trim of the window in aluminum. Is this good practice or will it possibly result in rot?!
by ctnj
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Soft Lite - Imperial v. Barrington
Replies: 6
Views: 2919

Re: Soft Lite - Imperial v. Barrington

I have an appt. set up with one other company Monday - they carry Sunrise and a "signature" line made by Seaway. Have heard from a coworker's husband who worked in doors/windows for 30y that this company is the best in my area. Will the pricing be comparable on Sunrise or significantly more? Is Soft...
by ctnj
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Soft Lite - Imperial v. Barrington
Replies: 6
Views: 2919

Soft Lite - Imperial v. Barrington

Got a quote today for Imperial LS - approx $506 a window. For 9-10% less, can do Barrington. I understand the major differences that Barrington lacks: - Foam (making it quieter) - .07 CFM - Locking mechanism screwed in rather than built in - No reinforcement at all? versus the kevlar - Screens don't...
by ctnj
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Replacement Window Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 4276

Replacement Window Recommendations

Just started getting quotes for replacement vinyl windows - first from a GC that a lot of our neighbors have used, another from a large local company that pushes Alside - have f/u to see what other brands they actually install. I'm in NC. Any recommendations for brands to be inquiring? We're hoping ...