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by masterext
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Need to match old aluminum style
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

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: 5239

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: 5239

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: 4272

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: 4272

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: 4147

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: 4147

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.
by masterext
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What is a good window to get in (Westchester) NY area?
Replies: 10
Views: 4303

Re: What is a good window to get in (Westchester) NY area?

279 installed? I just find that so hard to believe. If there is some truth to that quote it most be a very poor quality. Anytime i see prices under 400 i am suspect never mind under 300.
by masterext
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: ideal 4500 series vs okna 400 vs perfect fit
Replies: 4
Views: 2589

Re: ideal 4500 series vs okna 400 vs perfect fit

i would also strongly recommend contacting "buddy". he offers some great products and does one heck of an install.
by masterext
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: plygem premium window quote ?'s
Replies: 26
Views: 9907

Re: plygem premium window quote ?'s

i would upgrade to triple pane. as far as finding a "good window cheaper"; it really does'nt work that way. anytime you invest in quality, its a larger investment. when my customers are evaluating windows , i tell them there are generally 3 things to look at. how energy efficient the window is( low ...
by masterext
Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Advice on selecting Gorell 5100
Replies: 6
Views: 3753

Re: Advice on selecting Gorell 5100

The gorell is better than the others. Opt for fiberglass reinforcement, foam filled frame, and double strength glass. Nice looking window.
by masterext
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: polaris window installer in akron ohio
Replies: 16
Views: 7419

Re: polaris window installer in akron ohio

the Polaris Ultra is a solid window, i happen to like it. Polaris is in the midst of a slight design change on that particular series which Im pretty excited about. when choosing a glass package, request the stainless steel spacer system; not that regular intercept is so bad, i just think its outdat...
by masterext
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Trying to figure out general price to expect
Replies: 23
Views: 11276

Re: Trying to figure out general price to expect

pricing is very difficult to comment on. however, since you are in Maryland you may be within the coverage area of "windows on washington." you can search the site for his name and click the contact or get a quote button. i normally dont recommend contractors but he is an exception. not only does he...
by masterext
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: SIMONTON WINDOWS Rated #1 in JD Power Study by Bldrs/Remdlrs
Replies: 18
Views: 31601

Re: SIMONTON WINDOWS Rated #1 in JD Power Study by Bldrs/Remdlrs

for what its worth, simonton is in no way equal to the higher quality vinyl windows. jd powers should not be taken seriously; at least with windows.
by masterext
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Good price for new windows?
Replies: 17
Views: 8330

Re: Good price for new windows?

commenting on price when we dont completely know the full scope of work involved is unfair to the company. to me, it kind of sounds like its within the normal parameters of pricing for what you describe.