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 Post subject: Re: Sunrise Verde vs. Okna 800 (Envirostar)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:48 pm 
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+1

I used be concerned about the light as well but with the cost of energy and the improvement that you garner from triple pane, it is a good investment regardless and the offset isn't that bad at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunrise Verde vs. Okna 800 (Envirostar)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:55 pm 
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I can't say that I've ever had anyone complain about the loss of light. Biggest difference will probably be the combination of low-e glass and a smaller frame in an insert installation, so that next step to TP is fairly minor.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunrise Verde vs. Okna 800 (Envirostar)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:06 pm 

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I have received quotes from a number of companies but have narrowed it down to these two window choices, too.

I see that there seems to be a quality edge to Okna 800, and currently my local company is offering the 1800 series at the 800 price...BUT.

The price difference is significant. We are replacing 21 windows in total, all but 4 are DH and most of the DH are quite wide (about 3 feet wide)

The difference in price is about $4k. And that is before asking for discounts from the Sunrise guys, and after figuring in all the discounts from the Okna guys.

Other notable differences are the fact that the Sunrise price included tempered glass on three borderline sized windows, where the Okna did not.

Both companies are highly rated and have been in business for some time. Is the Okna worth the extra dough for the DC Metro climate?


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 Post subject: Re: Sunrise Verde vs. Okna 800 (Envirostar)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:17 pm 

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The okna triple pane will be more efficient than the sunrise. The okna also has a nice looking handle which really gives it an edge in terms of looks when its installed.
The price diferential really isnt substantial based on the gain in performance , looks, and the fact that you wont need to replace the windows ever again.
Okna's quality control has a nice edge as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunrise Verde vs. Okna 800 (Envirostar)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:57 pm 
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Few observations:
1) both windows are good choices, but the okna is better in most every objective area
2) I'd strengthen that recommendation given that you mentioned that your dh's are very wide. This particular circumstance is one where I start leaning slightly away from even recommending Sunrise. At the very least, sash reinforcement is a must, but the sill can get to be a concern on these wide units as well
3) I'd also give sufficient weight to the dealers in question. Installation quality is supremely important as is dealing with an established, well regarded company.
4) given the price difference, I'm not sure that the products are an apples to apples comparison, particularly the glass. This might be one are to make up a few bucks if you were so inclined..

Ultimately, the price difference is nothing to shake a stick at, but for a 30+ year investment, I'd opt for the superior unit if all else is equal


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