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by masterext
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacements
Replies: 13
Views: 4577

Re: Replacements

both the andersen vinyl by home depot and pella vinyl by lowes are low quality and i doubt you would want them in your home. Vista "panarama" is a mid grade that is on par with simonton.
the HiMark by Okna is an elite window and one of the best designed in the industry.
by masterext
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Northern NJ replacement windows questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2783

Re: Northern NJ replacement windows questions

gorell is more epensive because its a better designed window than slocumb.. i do not like (either do most other pro's) a mixture of hard and soft coat lowE. you want all soft coat. slocumbs hard coat on surface 4 will DECREASE condensation resistance and it can scratch. " haze is also a potential pr...
by masterext
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise vs. Paradigm vs. Okna vs. American Craftsman
Replies: 13
Views: 11134

Re: Sunrise vs. Paradigm vs. Okna vs. American Craftsman

i would immediately rule out the american craftsman/ silverline. its a poorly designed window and looks cheap. as for all windows being plastic with glass; far from the truth. there are different grades of the vinyl itself, different sill designs, superior extrusions, different spacer systems, diffe...
by masterext
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Gorell, Seabrooke window, patio door quotes-decent deals or?
Replies: 7
Views: 3124

Re: Gorell, Seabrooke window, patio door quotes-decent deals or?

I definitely prefer gorell timeless. Price is fine. as for gorells situation as of now; they were purchased by a larger company but i dont have enough inside knowledge to really comment on anything other than the product itself.
by masterext
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
Replies: 67
Views: 26422

Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15

okna is getting a total u factor of .15. however, most of my customers choose argon gas due to krypton being very expensive.
by masterext
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: In NJ, Needs opinions on Vinyl Replacement, Gorrel, Polaris?
Replies: 17
Views: 7165

Re: In NJ, Needs opinions on Vinyl Replacement, Gorrel, Polaris?

the okna would be a very good choice. very nice design and a solid extrusion. ive installed many and never had a complaint.
by masterext
Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quotes - Need some insights\feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: Quotes - Need some insights\feedback

Obviously i am going to endorse the Okna because i truley believe in the product. The 800 is a great window and the 500 is solid as well. I would be remiss by not mentioning soft lite as a good window and concur with my other two colleagues. Depending on where you are located you should be able to v...
by masterext
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: Window World or Clear Choice Windows
Replies: 54
Views: 31188

Re: Window World or Clear Choice Windows

first off, we all know there are always "add ons" to that 189 price. second, we all know thats an extremely poor quality window. why anyone would even think of putting a window like that in their home is a mystery. WW would have much more credibility if they were more truthful, " we install a garbag...
by masterext
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Need to match old aluminum style
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Re: Need to match old aluminum style

do not hire a handyman to install windows, that would be a costly mistake. hire someone who has expertise in window installations.
by masterext
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: I need help choosing the best window for my budget.
Replies: 12
Views: 5275

Re: I need help choosing the best window for my budget.

first off, the contractor who is claiming that triple pane is only a $15 upgrade is terribly misinformed. to me, that sounds like he doesnt know what he is doing. hopefully its just an oversight on his part. a triple pane upgrade is a heck of alot more than that . throw krypton in the mix and it can...
by masterext
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: I need help choosing the best window for my budget.
Replies: 12
Views: 5275

Re: I need help choosing the best window for my budget.

As a contractor, i would never use any of those mentioned unless its the Polaris Ultra. Look for a sunrise, soft lite, gorell, or Okna / HiMark dealer. All high quality windows.
by masterext
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: New Windows - Chicagoland
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: New Windows - Chicagoland

whenever you have a pocket sill or a snap in sloped sill for that matter, water doesnt just drain down a sill, it drains through the frame itself. this is never a good thing. why? when those weep holes on the bottom of exterior eventually get clogged water can back up in the frame and mold developes...
by masterext
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: New Windows - Chicagoland
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: New Windows - Chicagoland

#1 to what homesealed said. definitely call windows4u. not only is he a great guy, he is also one of the most knowledgeable window contractors in the industry.
by masterext
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Decided on Okna Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 4167

Re: Decided on Okna Windows

$8500 for 11 Okna 800 EnviroStar windows is a good price considering some are circle tops. you have a solid window and will be very happy with the end result.
by masterext
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Decided on Okna Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 4167

Re: Decided on Okna Windows

okna is a great window but i am a bit confused at how a company is able to offer triple pane at that low of a price, it just doesnt make sense. most companies would actually lose money at that price.
company 2 is much more in line with reality. that said, you have a great window.