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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:17 pm 

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Do these add-on costs sound reasonable for the Gorell 5100?

FG Reinforcement - $60/window
Foam filled frame - $12/window
Exterior color change (Bronze) - $120/window

The dealer did say that the exterior color was an enamel paint that Gorell applies at the factory and it is warrantied for 20 years. I am not trying to get the lowest price I can, but I do want to make sure the dealer is being fair.


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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:27 pm 
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You might be able to get a better deal on the fg and foam, but everybody structures their pricing different so that may be unfair to say. He may come in really low on his base price and make it up on options rather than having a flat markup. The paint charge on the other hand is on point. Gorell outsources the coating and it is very pricey.


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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:36 pm 

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What is the purpose for FG reinforcement on these windows other than to increase the DP?


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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:38 pm 

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WindowNewb wrote:
What is the purpose for FG reinforcement on these windows other than to increase the DP?



It adds lineal strength to the meeting rail preventing the dreaded "sag" that some vinyll windows suffer from


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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:45 pm 

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Is this something that I should be worried about on the 5100?


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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:53 pm 
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I wouldn't.

Gorell wouldn't sell it if it would sag.


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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:09 pm 
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I wouldn't worry about any noticeable sag without it (reinforcement), but anytime you can strengthen the meeting rail I like to do so. It is the most common area for air leakage, and also the locks are anchored into it, etc. Even if there is no difference "out of the box", I don't think it would be a stretch to say that a window with a reinforced meeting rail could seal tighter 10 years down the road than one without.


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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:43 pm 

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what's the approx size for the window opening? Wider ther window the more important it is to have the reinforcements.


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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:40 pm 

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there are 2 5100 series windows. be sure to choose the 5155 with the welded sloped sill and NOT the pocket sill.


Last edited by ranger on Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:20 am 
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ranger wrote:
there are 2 5100 series windows. be sure to choose the 5155 with the welded sloped sill and the pocket sill.

I think you mean to say "and not the pocket sill."


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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:59 pm 

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good lookin out HomeSealed..i corrected that.


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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:15 am 

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lex luther wrote:
what's the approx size for the window opening? Wider ther window the more important it is to have the reinforcements.


The window is approximately 32" wide.


Last edited by WindowNewb on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:38 am, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:21 am 

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ranger wrote:
there are 2 5100 series windows. be sure to choose the 5155 with the welded sloped sill and NOT the pocket sill.


Are you saying that the 5100 series with the sloped sill is a 5155 and the other with the pocket sill is a different model?


Last edited by WindowNewb on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:39 am, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:36 am 

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The dealer did not show me a 5100 series window with a pocket sill.


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 Post subject: Re: Gorell 5100 vs 5300
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:50 am 

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i'm sure your dealer is on the up and up. just tell him you want a welded slope sill and not a pocket. he may not even know gorell offers a pocket sill.


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