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by ranger
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window Manufacturing Quality Between Companies
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

Re: Window Manufacturing Quality Between Companies

I don't think home sealed is being harsh at all, he's trying to be helpful. Cathy, you are looking for a cheap window and a cheap installation..guess what, I guarantee you will be back on this board in a year or two asking why your windows are warped and why they leak air..I can save you some time a...
by ranger
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: American Jewel windows quote
Replies: 8
Views: 4855

Re: American Jewel windows quote

Agree. I would take a look at a better designed window that most pro's recommend such as Okna ,gorell, Polaris Ultra series windows, or Sunrise.
by ranger
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window Manufacturing Quality Between Companies
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

Re: Window Manufacturing Quality Between Companies

7 things to look for. Total U -factor of .29 or less on double pane glass. Be careful you are quoted total UFactor and not center of glass. DP Rating of 50 or higher Air leakage rate of .09 or lower. Don't let a salesman tell you air leakage isn't important or they just use pass or fail . Truly weld...
by ranger
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: alside and climateguard and soft-lite, oh my
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: alside and climateguard and soft-lite, oh my

The Alside Excalibur is a poorly designed window with a flimsy frame. The Alside ultramaxx and Sheffield are very bulky with.poorly designed sills. They use pocket sills and snap I. Sloped sills which are inherently poor designs. Soft lite imperial LS IS A TRUELY WELDED SLOPED SILL, a much better de...
by ranger
Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna price
Replies: 17
Views: 5524

Re: Okna price

He cannot be serious. That's like a Mercedes salesman quoting the price of a Kia for a brand new 80,000 benz.fForget about him having low overhead, he is still losing money. This is probably one of the Many reasons he was out of business for a while. Well, there is no reason to continue with this po...
by ranger
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna price
Replies: 17
Views: 5524

Re: Okna price

The fact that he was out of business once already gives me pause..only the strong survive.. Again, there is no way he is making a profit at those prices in fact I see him losing money,. Something tells me his quote was for well over $400 per window for the 400 series but a mistake was made and he's ...
by ranger
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Serious Windows 501 & Window World 4000
Replies: 12
Views: 9525

Re: Serious Windows 501 & Window World 4000

As I said, bothbthe 800 and 400 are sold windows with the 800 having an obvious edge.
If the pricingbwascanywhere near or below the pricing for Serious Window, you probably received very good pricing. Of course install has to be done properly.
Good luck...
by ranger
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Serious Windows 501 & Window World 4000
Replies: 12
Views: 9525

Re: Serious Windows 501 & Window World 4000

It is a nice window. If you saw an Okna dealer, he or she is the dealer in your area. Okna as well as other higher end companies usually have specific territories for their dealers so they dont compete against one another. If you like the window and you like the company it sounds as if you are almos...
by ranger
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna price
Replies: 17
Views: 5524

Re: Okna price

I am completely mystified as to how this contractor can make a profit at that price.. It's a good window even though it's Okna's entry level window..but 351 a window!! Just doesn't make sense especially with only 3 windows...he 's obviously losing money at that price.
by ranger
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Gorell, Viwinco or Vista DH Vinyl Rep. Windows
Replies: 24
Views: 6793

Re: Gorell, Viwinco or Vista DH Vinyl Rep. Windows

For what it's worth VIWinco is not in the same league as Okna, gorell ,or sunrise..when industry pro's mention well designed windows, VIWinco is not mentioned.
by ranger
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Serious Windows 501 & Window World 4000
Replies: 12
Views: 9525

Re: Serious Windows 501 & Window World 4000

When I mentioned the price seemed ok, I am assuming it's a very basic install with no grids. However, I didn't realize you were also priced for the picture window as well. A Premium window such as Okna or sunrise will usually have a DP Rating of at least 50 , an air leakage rate of .08 or lower, and...
by ranger
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Serious Windows 501 & Window World 4000
Replies: 12
Views: 9525

Re: Serious Windows 501 & Window World 4000

One of the many reasons we like Okna windows is the fact that it was a true welded sloped sill. It's also a nice looking window.
Your prices are not bad..Okna should not be more than that.
by ranger
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Polaris valu smart v Okna 400 v Okna 500 or 800? Installed?
Replies: 8
Views: 3258

Re: Polaris valu smart v Okna 400 v Okna 500 or 800? Installed?

No matter how you slice it, that is very good pricing for the Okna window..since you mentioned it's a reputable company, you hit a home run. As for gorell, it's a good window but since he is giving you a choice, I would choose Okna based on performance. Armor glass is just laminated glass. Okna also...
by ranger
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Polaris valu smart v Okna 400 v Okna 500 or 800? Installed?
Replies: 8
Views: 3258

Re: Polaris valu smart v Okna 400 v Okna 500 or 800? Installed?

If he is a reputable company and only charging you 170 for just the installation per window, that's a very cheap price and you got the deal of a life time.
by ranger
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Polaris valu smart v Okna 400 v Okna 500 or 800? Installed?
Replies: 8
Views: 3258

Re: Polaris valu smart v Okna 400 v Okna 500 or 800? Installed?

170 sounds rather cheap. It's gonna be higthat than that especially if it's done correctly. It's impossible to give you a range because each install is different also some companies have higher overhead and actually carry insurance. Still, 170 is too cheap. Your question is rather strange. A better ...