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 Post subject: Re: New Windows
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:29 pm 

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Following this thread with interest, beginning a 20-window replacement project, but want to install them myself.

Given that the box-store windows are sub-par, are any of the brands mentioned here (I'm leaning towards the Imperial LS) available for direct consumer purchase?


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:45 pm 

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It might be best that you post on the DIY part of the board.
You will not be able to buy direct from SL.
But a dealer in your area will sellmthe windows to you for DIY.


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:04 pm 
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+1. Most premium windows are available only through dealer networks. Your best bet would be to find a dealer(s) for the product(s) that you like, and then see if they will sell to you cash and carry. Some will, some won't, and some will jack the price up so much that you may as well have them install it.


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:21 pm 

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Final Decision was to go with the Okna 500 Deluxe installed by a local company Aspen Home Improvements. We really like the idea of the large glass area on the sliders and they were the only company willing to quote a Bay window instead of a bow.

The installer who does final measurements came out today to do the final measurements and everything looks good. He did tell us that the reason the Bow windows are all failing was due to poor support under the bow. All of the windows have a "fog" and 1 gets sever condensation in the window.

We hope to have the installation done in early January at the latest.


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Excellent choice. I'm certain that the Okna product will exceed your expectations. :D


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:09 pm 
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dsenier wrote:
Final Decision was to go with the Okna 500 Deluxe installed by a local company Aspen Home Improvements. We really like the idea of the large glass area on the sliders and they were the only company willing to quote a Bay window instead of a bow.

The installer who does final measurements came out today to do the final measurements and everything looks good. He did tell us that the reason the Bow windows are all failing was due to poor support under the bow. All of the windows have a "fog" and 1 gets sever condensation in the window.

We hope to have the installation done in early January at the latest.


Good choice.

Early January is really fast turn around for this time of the year and sensitivity of the weather.


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:20 am 

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Windows came in to my installer Aspen Home Improvements first part of install is Scheduled for 1/25, we had placed our order on 12/19. The new bay is day 1, 10' 7" of viewing goodness! Day 2 will be the 13 window install and Day 3 is finalize exterior work.

Excited to get it done!


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:55 pm 

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Hope to have some pics this weekend but thus far the new Bay and Sliders are amazing! Whe had 3 sets of DH next to each other and choose to go with a slider in place of each set. We love the new setup and the glass area is amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:13 am 
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Looking forward to the pics.

:D


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