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 Post subject: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:01 pm 

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Ive been shopping replacement windows and have several quotes. All thoughts would be great. I've had sunrise, softlite, simonton and several alside versions. I think I've narrowed it down to sunrise restoration. The quote includes wrap, full screens, and grids installed it is a touch under 600 a window. I have 32 to do so it's def a major purchase. Thoughts on quality of window, is there a better window for same range of money, pros and cons, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:22 pm 

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i am not sure where you are located but thats an excellent price for a very good window.
windows that compare to Restirations would be HiMark / Okna 800 and soft lite Elements..


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:24 pm 

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I agree - great window and extremely good pricing. If you like the product and feel comfortable with the contractor you've done very well.


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:37 pm 
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+1

That is a smokingly good deal.


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:01 pm 

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WonW: what do you see as the pros and cons of the window. I'm a rookie and am basing much on what I see online.


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:34 pm 
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Sunrise Restorations had good thermal performance, nice clean lines, good air infiltration performance, pretty exterior, good company behind it, and a generally solid all around product.


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:20 pm 

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At which point should I be considering infinity by Marvin.


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:29 pm 

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The Sunrise Restorations outperforms the Marvin Infinity in almost every way. The only reason you should consider fiberglass is if you are wanting the ability to paint the window down the road, need stainable wood interiors, or just prefer the appearance.


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:04 pm 
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Why would you think that you need to transition to the Infinity?


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:18 pm 

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Existing windows are wood. Value of most homes in neighborhood are 400-600. Thoughts???


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:22 pm 
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+1 to the above posts. The Infinity is not an upgrade in any way other than price and perhaps appearance. That said, there are a couple different options that you can get on a fiberglass or composite product, so as randy mentioned, that may be your reasoning. The Marvin is a well made product, but Inline or Starmark would be better performers with similar options if they are available to you.


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:31 pm 
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+1

I don't think a Sunrise, HiMark, or Soft-Lite would be a downgrade in any capacity.

Where is the home located and can you post up some pictures of the interior/exterior.

Good looking vinyl is a nice compliment to 95% of the homes out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:28 pm 

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Update!!! Sticking with sunrise. Negotiated two additional windows for free. Brings avg price per window to 535!


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Window replacement question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Sounds like a great deal. Nice choice ! :D


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