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by ctviggen1
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Very impressed with Okna 900 series and also sliding doors
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Very impressed with Okna 900 series and also sliding doors

We had many of our windows replaced with Okna 900 series, in a complete replacement (all inside and outside trim replaced, due to terrible, rotting outside trim). We also had two French doors (well, one side opened and one was fixed) replaced with the highest-end Okna sliding glass doors. We're very...
by ctviggen1
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Anyone know exactly which glass is used for Okna windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: Anyone know exactly which glass is used for Okna windows?

Hi All, thank you for the answers. It's too late for me, but what I wanted was higher solar gain windows for our southern side. We have a lot of windows/doors on the south, and they let in a lot of heat during the winter, which for New England is good. The windows (900 series) and sliding glass door...
by ctviggen1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Anyone know exactly which glass is used for Okna windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Anyone know exactly which glass is used for Okna windows?

Getting our Okna windows installed. Has a sticker on them saying "Guardian ClimaGuard". I contacted Okna to ask about getting different coating options (high SHGC for our south-facing windows), but they refused to talk to me. My dealer said the manufacturer of the glass was a secret, but then the wi...
by ctviggen1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)
Replies: 8
Views: 3120

Re: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)

Hi All, I don't doubt that many people prefer the "fancier" looks of the 800 say over the 500 or other windows. These were comments made by my wife, and I think I echo her comments. When it comes to style, it's always up to the eye of the beholder. My wife did like the looks of the 900 series (on th...
by ctviggen1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)
Replies: 8
Views: 3120

Re: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)

Well, I had a nice long post...until my computer freaked out and I lost it all. Anyway, my wife and I went to see Marvin/Integrity Wood Ultrex, which is a fiberglass exterior glued to a wood interior. Then immediately drove to the Okna dealer. My wife liked the 800 the best, as she liked the handles...
by ctviggen1
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)
Replies: 8
Views: 3120

Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)

We're close to deciding to buy Okna instead of Marvin/Integrity/Infinity or Andersen 400/A/Ultrex. I really like the Okna dealer in my town too. He recommends the 500 over the 800, saying that unless you like the looks of the 800, the 500 performs basically just as well (slightly higher air infiltra...
by ctviggen1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Where to ask questions about entry doors (Provia versus...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

Re: Where to ask questions about entry doors (Provia versus...)

Thank you. I'm talking ballpark, for instance, are these doors 2k, 5k, 10k? What's the approximate price difference between an Embarq door with similar features to a Signet door? I have no problem with contractors making a living and pricing according to their needs, but when I want even ANY price i...
by ctviggen1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Where to ask questions about entry doors (Provia versus...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

Where to ask questions about entry doors (Provia versus...)

As you can see from my other posts, I'm seriously considering Okna Windows instead of Marvin. We have so many windows to do that we're trying to do them in phases, but also we have two sliding glass/French doors and two entry doors (main entry, entry to in law apartment). The first phase is windows ...
by ctviggen1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Possible to order Okna windows with HIGH (not low) SHGC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Possible to order Okna windows with HIGH (not low) SHGC?

I'll let you know. I'm going this Saturday to see the Marvin Integrity line, then immediately drive to see the Okna line (probably 600 and 800, most likely 800). By the way, the dealer of Okna windows told me there is no 600 line, although I think this is the Eco-Pro line, so I'm not sure this is a ...
by ctviggen1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Possible to order Okna windows with HIGH (not low) SHGC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Possible to order Okna windows with HIGH (not low) SHGC?

Thank you. I agree with what you said. I've replaced the IC (insulation contact) but not AT (air tight) recessed lights with IC+AT and also put wool covers over them, and sealed the covers. I've sealed a lot of penetrations and electrical boxes. I've bought a really air tight and insulated attic sta...
by ctviggen1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Possible to order Okna windows with HIGH (not low) SHGC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Possible to order Okna windows with HIGH (not low) SHGC?

Thanks. I've read some people say that windows in the US are really designed for dual pane and are not strong enough for triple pane. Would you say that's true for Okna windows? Also, do you know the approximate cost difference between say an Okna window with double pane versus triple pane? For inst...
by ctviggen1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna patio door comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Okna patio door comparison

So, if I just want an all white door (inside and outside), is there a reason (maybe reliability?) to select one over the other?
by ctviggen1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: NFRC.org - Verify Ratings Tab
Replies: 11
Views: 7088

Re: NFRC.org - Verify Ratings Tab

There is nothing about the color variation that is listed on the NFRC to my knowledge. I also am not sure that SDL (Simulated Divided Lite) grids are listed either. Here is the NFRC link for a double pane, 800 series, deluxe, with Low-e: http://search.nfrc.org/search/cpd/cpd_search_detail.aspx?cpdn...
by ctviggen1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna patio door comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Okna patio door comparison

For Okna patio doors, I'm trying to compare the Forester:

http://www.oknawindows.com/windows/forester.stml

With the Elegante:

http://www.oknawindows.com/windows/pati ... -door.stml

I can't see a single difference between the two. What are the differences?

Thank you.
by ctviggen1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Possible to order Okna windows with HIGH (not low) SHGC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Possible to order Okna windows with HIGH (not low) SHGC?

Thank you. I would say that the house is designed with nothing but profit in mind. It's what we refer to in Connecticut as a "McMansion", big and poorly built, using substandard everything. However, the back of the house basically faces south, and this is where the largest windows/doors are. The res...