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window hunting need help

#1 Post by longshot357 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:32 am

Excalibur By Alside or Gorell 5100 Series and GreatLakes 4000 Are they A good window and what one live in michigan
need two at the size of 5x5

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#2 Post by windowmike » Sun May 31, 2009 5:52 pm

Downside to all is intercept spacer. I prefer Simonton Prism platinum with one inch super spacer; stronger stepped sill design and should be in same price range.

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#3 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sun May 31, 2009 8:24 pm

Or you may find it as a Simonton 5500, you will need the upgraded glazing package to get the previously mentioned super spacer and to qualify for the enrgy tax credit.

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#4 Post by Skydawggy » Sun May 31, 2009 9:20 pm

anthony wrote:Or you may find it as a Simonton 5500, you will need the upgraded glazing package to get the previously mentioned super spacer and to qualify for the enrgy tax credit.
That's not exactly true. The Reflections 5500 will meet the tax credit criteria with ETC Starter 366 with Intercept Spacer.

http://www.simonton.com/NR/rdonlyres/89 ... d52209.pdf

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#5 Post by TheWindowNerd » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:03 am

yep,
but I like the super spacer and glass break warranty in the glazing package.
IMO for $35 how can you go wrong.

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#6 Post by Skydawggy » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:16 am

You may like it better but that doesn't make your statement true. There are people on a tight budget to whom $35. per window is important. Telling them they must upgrade to Super Spacer to get the tax credit is misleading. A better approach would be to explain their options, give your recommendation and then let them decide, don't you think?

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#7 Post by TheWindowNerd » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:53 pm

My statement is true, you do need to select another glazing package besides the standard low e argon with intercept to qualify for the ETC.

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#8 Post by Skydawggy » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:44 pm

anthony wrote:My statement is true, you do need to select another glazing package besides the standard low e argon with intercept to qualify for the ETC.

That's not what you said originally but, whatever................

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