Okna 500 -vs- Berkshire Elite Double Pane -vs- Berkshire Elite Tripe Pane

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Okna 500 -vs- Berkshire Elite Double Pane -vs- Berkshire Elite Tripe Pane

#1 Post by Mike_in_NC » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:19 pm

Greeting All.. I'm new to this discussion board and hope to benefit from your experience and sage advice. My wife and I are looking to replace 38 double hung + (1) 4'x5' picture + (2) circle top windows. I have estimates from the local Okna dealer at $24.5k, and two estimate from Windows Universe for Berk. Elite Dbl Pane at $19.2K and the Berk. Elite Triple pane at $21.5K - Windows from both companies have Energy Star Glass Package with Low-E Glass & Argon Gas Filled with the Okna and Berk. Elite Dbl pane having similar Energy Ratings -- the Berk. Elite Triple pane - Energy Rating is better than both. What would be your recommendation given the above choices based on product longevity - since my wife and don't plan to selll this home and will likely retire here.

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#2 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:36 pm

The Okna 500 DX is a much better window.

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#3 Post by randy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:41 am

Since you are looking for long-term durability and performance, the Okna is far superior in construction and therefore the best choice.

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#4 Post by Mike_in_NC » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:34 pm

Guys, Thank You for your timely response and candid advice -- We plan to go with the Okna -- though the total project cost is a bit higher I'm now convinced the added cost is worth it.. Thank You again for your quick response.

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#5 Post by randy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:51 pm

You’re very welcome. Let us know how the project goes.

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