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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:44 am 

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I'm interested to know where you can get Okna in the Boston area. :o


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:47 am 
hey "pondscum"
is your name a reference to what Diane called Sam Malone?


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:51 am 

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I don't know who "Diane" and "Sam Malone" are, so I guess not! :lol: It's actually a twisted reference to one of my other nicknames.


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:17 am 
it was from the show Cheers. diane called sam pondscum..lol


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:25 am 

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Yes, Cheers is in Boston. How about Okna windows in Boston?


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:51 am 
jackiec wrote:
I am looking @ Okna/Starmark windows. They are new to the Boston area. I would be very appreciative in hearing from anyone who has had Okna windows installed, in the Boston area and other areas too ---pricing , quality of install, overall satisfaction? Their numbers are hard to beat. Thanks.


I'll be getting these installed shortly (~late July) in my home. I went with the double pane argon because its U-factor was comparable to other vinyl makers triple pane windows.

I'll have before/after pictures. Should be a dramatic difference between my single pane 84 year old wood windows.


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:17 am 
Since this board has been so helpful with weeding through the good/bad windows I should post how my install went.

So I got my windows replaced over the July 4th weekend. All 30 windows done in one day, they came at 7:30am and left at 7:30PM. They did a very good job with the caulking and flashing. The installers cleaned up after themselves. If you're in the New York area I would recommend Major Homes to install windows for your own home.

Here are some pictures of the before and after (note they're not the same window hole didn't have time to take pictures of the same window but you get the idea).

I really like the Starmark's. The outside paint job (bronze exterior/white interior) was flawless. Only thing I noticed there were some scuff marks on the interior portion on some of the windows, but the installers were able to get rid of it with some goof off. Its like going from standard definition TV to HDTV because my old windows were so dirty. I can see so clearly now.

I went with the double pane, foam filled kind with a U-Factor of .25 and SHGC of .28.


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:29 pm 
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Any interior close up pics?


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:46 pm 
Interior pics..


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:47 pm 
some more


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:39 pm 

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NY, if I may, what did you pay per opening?
Were there any unexpected charges or issues with installer?


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:20 am 

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What type of balance system does the OKNA use?


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:22 am 

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Nevermind. I looked at the attached pictures. They appear to be block and tackle.


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:32 am 
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fenestrationman wrote:
Nevermind. I looked at the attached pictures. They appear to be block and tackle.


That is correct. That balance system is quite smooth.


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 Post subject: Re: OKNA Windows, U-Factor .15
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:53 am 
nynewwindows wrote:
NY, if I may, what did you pay per opening?
Were there any unexpected charges or issues with installer?


$660. It was right in the middle between going with a regular vinyl and going with the marvin integrity/infinity line (that was around $750-$1000 a slot)

No extra charges. Windows would have been cheaper if I didn't go with grills between glass and painted exterior.

They even took out my old awnings/side window panels that I didn't like for free.

Overall very happy. I notice you're in NY too.. are you thinking about going with Major homes?


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