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by Gcam4
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What is too dark?
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: What is too dark?

Thanks for the great feedback countryliving!

It really helps to know that others don't see a 0.42 as being too dark. It does help our decision!!
by Gcam4
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What is too dark?
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: What is too dark?

I think that's a good plan... If you were looking for something that would be more relevant as a sales tool 5-10 years down the road I'd say triple pane (even in your moderate climate), but if budget dictates double pane, the standard sounds like a good option. I would say that triples are in the b...
by Gcam4
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What is too dark?
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: What is too dark?

Thanks for the information. Thinking long-term and resale value of the home do you think it's advisable to go with the sunseal? Technically the sunseal is energy star rated for this area and we're just thinking potential buyers would like that? Also, would it almost take the glass sitting side by s...
by Gcam4
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What is too dark?
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: What is too dark?

Thanks for the information. Thinking long-term and resale value of the home do you think it's advisable to go with the sunseal? Technically the sunseal is energy star rated for this area and we're just thinking potential buyers would like that? Also, would it almost take the glass sitting side by si...
by Gcam4
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What is too dark?
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

What is too dark?

We have decided on OKNA 600's and we are trying to decide on the glass package. If we go with an energy star rated glass (Charlotte, NC; south central) the VT goes down to 0.42. This is their Sunseal deluxe package: U = 0.25, SHGC = 0.21. Their Deluxe package has a VT of 0.55, U = 0.25, SHGC = 0.30....
by Gcam4
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area
Replies: 24
Views: 4765

Re: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area

It's what they recommended to us. But, I also was thinking of that pkg before they mentioned it. They actually recommend sunrise, but to get to a window that is strong they recommend the verde which are $687 each. Just doesn't seem justified, although my wife likes the idea of the solarclean glass s...
by Gcam4
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area
Replies: 24
Views: 4765

Re: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area

Cohple of things. 1. We found out we need to go with the bottom sash being tempered because the height of the stool which adds cost and 2. Got some more pricing on Provia's endure line, which look like a great window, but is kinda expensive, around $500 a piece. They also offer a very bland exterior...
by Gcam4
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area
Replies: 24
Views: 4765

Re: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area

Windows on Washington wrote:The Okna 600 numbers are the most impressive in that listing you have put together.
WOW, the 600's were just the window itself and no install. I didn't say that in the post.
by Gcam4
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area
Replies: 24
Views: 4765

Re: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area

So here are the quotes that I have gotten so far: Windows: four 30.5" x 72.5" DH One 47" x 10" picture One 42.5" x 47" picture that is tempered, obscure glass, without grids Installer 1) Inserts. Softlite Pro, double pane, double-strength, solar lowE, argon. Said they would pull some vinyl siding ba...
by Gcam4
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area
Replies: 24
Views: 4765

Re: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area

Installer selection is critical at the end of the day. There are a handful of good products and Okna is just one of those. If he can source and upper end Soft-Lite (Imperial LS), that is a great option as well. Yes, that is what we are seeing. This gentleman basically said there is almost no reason...
by Gcam4
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area
Replies: 24
Views: 4765

Re: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area

You can ask one of the pros here on the board to sale them to you. Windows on Washington is the closest to you, great outfit. theWindowNerd.   Thanks WindowNerd. I was really impressed with the contractor that came by the other night. He seemed to be very detailed oriented and said that what they a...
by Gcam4
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area
Replies: 24
Views: 4765

Re: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area

I guess I need to resize my pictures to post them? Still no quotes from the okna or softlite contractors. I talked with another installer last night who actually offered full replacements or inserts. He is a native of the area and familiar with the builder of our home, Ryland, and said that more tha...
by Gcam4
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area
Replies: 24
Views: 4765

Re: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area

Yeah, the okna or softlite pro is what we're thinking. It's just deciding on a contractor that is driving me crazy.

I've attached a picture of the "swollen stool" and a picture of how our window is set. As you see, there is quite a bit of leaking coming from somewhere.
by Gcam4
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area
Replies: 24
Views: 4765

Re: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area

So far, only the contractor with the okna is really interested in doing a new construction install. The contractor on Friday didn't think it is necessary to do what I was asking about and thought the existing windows had cracked on the interior weld and we're leaking because the weep holes were clog...
by Gcam4
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area
Replies: 24
Views: 4765

Re: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area

Thanks for the insight so far. The company that came out last night is both an okna and sunrise dealer. They suggested a new construction replacement and redoing the returns on the inside. He noted multiple points of possible water intrusion around the windows and wants to remove most of the vinyl s...