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 Post subject: Choosing a Window
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:42 pm 

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I've been looking at replacement windows and have what I thought would be a simple requirement - a narrow framed window of decent quality. My house has a lot of shade and a couple of narrow windows, so I want to maximize the amount of glass. Windows such as the Softlite Barrington, Alside Excaliber and Window World 4000 have a narrow frame, but get pretty mediocre reviews. Is there something out there that's reasonably priced, of mid-line quality and still has a narrow frame, or are all narrow frame windows poorly constructed by their very nature. Any help would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:00 pm 

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The Barrington window has actually recieved favorable reviews on this board from myself and others. It is a well constructed window that performs well when installed properly. Just curious as to what you don't like about the Barrington?
Although most would consider it a lower end product, in my opinion even the Excalibur window is not a bad window when installed properly. Most bad reviews on it seem to be directed more to Window World and their service and installation.


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The Barrington or the Bainbridge are very nice windows. Both from Soft-Lite.

You may also want to look at the Okna DH300 if you are looking for good performance numbers and a very thin profile.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:26 pm 

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I'm in the Northern VA area (Fairfax). Do you have any idea of what the Excaliber, Okna 300, and Barrington windows should cost for 23 windows without installation? I figure $100-150 for installation in this area. My wife doesn't like the external profile of the Barrington, so that's my last choice of the 3.


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If you like the Soft-Lite window but do not like the Barrington exterior, go with the Bainbridge. It is basically the Barrington with a reworked exterior profile and balance covers.


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Any advice on costs for the 3? I know that Excaliber run less than the Barrington/Bainbridge series. Where do the Okna's fall?


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