EcoStar: Just reading it seems like compared to the Okna the Okna was a better window. I didn't see many comparisons to the Verde other than Okna. So maybe it was just because the Verde(sunrise top of the line) is often competing with a Okna 500.
I'm very happy to hear the Verde is a good window, with my current options it is the one I was leaning towards. Does anyone know anything about the U/V and the Solar12?
Hullco said since we have a special situation they might be able to place the Verde glass in an essential frame, but it would only drop the price a few thousand dollars. Is it worth it?
also, do the prices seem out of whack or okay? I know it is difficult but sometimes quotes are just blatant.
Again, I don't know where you got the impression the Verde wasn't every bit as good as the Okna 500 with the exception that there are a lot of Okna dealers on this site and they like to promote the brands they carry. A window with a DP50, a U-factor of .26 with the Solar plus 12 glass, a condesation resistance rating of .64 and an air infiltration rating of .04 is a world class window by anyone's standard.
You are dropping into another class of window with the Essentials. However, it is one of the best budget windows available.