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Window & Door replacement

#1 Post by beachgal » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:54 pm

I live on the North Carolina coast and have received quotes on Simonton, Reflections 5500 sliding glass doors (2) and (5) window replacements. Have also received quotes for Citation sliding glass doors and Jeld Wen windows (Tradition Plus). Would like to know which is the better choice.

Thanks to all who responded. Another question. Living within one block of the ocean, would the recommendation be vinyl or another product? should I upgrade the Simonton's as well, due to wind velocity and tropical storms? Any and all advise appreciated.
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#2 Post by EcoStar Remodeling » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:03 pm

Simonton

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#3 Post by HomeSealed » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:12 pm

Agreed.

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#4 Post by TheWindowNerd » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:54 pm

+3

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#5 Post by Windows on Washington » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:53 pm

+4

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#6 Post by Window4U (IL) » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:17 pm

+6

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#7 Post by TLHWINDOWS » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:44 pm

Skipped +5?

Do you have to have hurricane protection up there?

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#8 Post by beachgal » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:23 pm

I have plywood to cover the front and back sliding glass doors, but am on the third floor and can't get to the windows.

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#9 Post by TLHWINDOWS » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:30 pm

The biggest thing I don't like about simonton is their impact windows.

Check your codes in your area by calling your building department. Don't get stuck on the bad side of a deal.

The building department may require proof that you can install your hurricane protection.

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#10 Post by Window4U (IL) » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:02 pm

TLHWINDOWS wrote:Skipped +5?
I thought somebody else might like 5. :lol:

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#11 Post by Delaware Mike » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:56 pm

Okay, I'll take +5! My father has a place in Cape Hatteras which needs windows one day and I can't wait until he finally gives me the green light to put his old ones out of their misery. Of course once his new windows are in I'm sure a hurricane will come through and just wipe out his little fishing get away.

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#12 Post by beachgal » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:55 am

Hurricane Irene just missed us at Cape Fear and hit Cape Hatteras. What windows would you install at Hatteras, given the opportunity?

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#13 Post by Delaware Mike » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:02 am

Most likely the Imperial LS from Soft-Lite with a laminated glass package.

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#14 Post by TLHWINDOWS » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:50 pm

beachgal wrote:Hurricane Irene just missed us at Cape Fear and hit Cape Hatteras. What windows would you install at Hatteras, given the opportunity?

PGT 500's or Shwinco EXT's would be my first choices.

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#15 Post by Delaware Mike » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:59 pm

The only place around my part that was offering the PGT lines was a Norandex, which closed down that particular location. I liked what I saw for the price. Since PGT has a dedicated impact window it may have a much more attractive price than what Soft-Lite would have?

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