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 Post subject: Thermal Industries vs Soft Light vs Sunrise
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:01 pm 

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Have these three quoting me prices.

20 windows, 8 are slightly larger than standard. All White, half sceens, no grids, double hung replacement - mid to uper level lines of windows

TI coming in at 8669
Soft coming in around 8540
Sun, not finished with quote.

TI has a better U factor and Solar Heat Gain than Soft Light. Sunrise meeting tomorrow.

Any advice? All give lifetime warranties and glass break. All installers have A+ from BBB


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 Post subject: Re: Thermal Industries vs Soft Light vs Sunrise
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:57 pm 
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I'd look more closely and make sure that you are comparing apples to apples in terms of glass packages. What I can say without hesitation, is that any line from Softlite, when compared to an equivalent line, will be significantly superior to TI in thermal performance. In addition, take a look at the structural ratings which won't even be close. On top of all that, the Softlite offers a welded, sloped sill which does not drain any water through the frame... Sunrise is a comparable product, TI is not.


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 Post subject: Re: Thermal Industries vs Soft Light vs Sunrise
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:56 am 
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+1

Both the Sunrise and Soft-Lite offerings (provided they are the upper lines) should be far superior.


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 Post subject: Re: Thermal Industries vs Soft Light vs Sunrise
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:01 am 

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For larger windows, Soft-lite offers a stouter frame than Sunrise, particularly the Imperial LS or Elements lines.


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