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by Grayson73
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Low E on 4th surface; good or bad?
Replies: 8
Views: 2198

Re: Low E on 4th surface; good or bad?

Thanks, Eric. Greg Schwartz from WoW came over last week. I assume he's your co-worker?
by Grayson73
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Low E on 4th surface; good or bad?
Replies: 8
Views: 2198

Re: Low E on 4th surface; good or bad?

Thanks for the response! Maryland is sometimes cold, but many times mild, so perhaps it's a good choice after all. Sadly, I couldn't find the Ideal Platinum 3000 CR rating, but the Ideal Majestic's is 54. Not sure if the Majestic has surface 4 Low E though.
by Grayson73
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Low E on 4th surface; good or bad?
Replies: 8
Views: 2198

Low E on 4th surface; good or bad?

Some windows are achieving a lower U-Factor by adding coating on the 4th surface. Is this a good or bad thing?

I believe this is how the Ideal Platinum 3000 window achieves a U-factor of 0.22 while the Okna 800 DX is 0.26.

Grayson
by Grayson73
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door with mini blinds recommendation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Sliding Patio Door with mini blinds recommendation?

Thanks for the response. Based on that, would you recommend getting the mini blinds or not?
by Grayson73
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Ideal Platinum 3000 and Majestic; which is better
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: Ideal Platinum 3000 and Majestic; which is better

I was told by an Ideal employee that "Both of our Majestic and Platinum Windows series windows are sister products, and both test exactly the same These are both Chelsea Extrusions, and have a .02 air infiltration number." "All specs are the same."
by Grayson73
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door with mini blinds recommendation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Sliding Patio Door with mini blinds recommendation?

Do you know if the switch to hard coat low is true for the Okna Elegante and the offerings from Soft-Lite and Sunrise?
by Grayson73
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Ideal Platinum 3000 and Majestic; which is better
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: Ideal Platinum 3000 and Majestic; which is better

Installer is saying they are the same price, so I'm trying to decide which is better.

They say the Majestic is:
U-Factor SHGC VT AL CR
0.27 0.28 0.51 0.02 54

Platinum 3000:
U-Factor SHGC VT AL CR
0.22 0.20 0.44 0.02

I guess I should call the manufacturer to ask.
by Grayson73
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Ideal Platinum 3000 and Majestic; which is better
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Ideal Platinum 3000 and Majestic; which is better

Does anyone know whether the Ideal Platinum 3000 or the Ideal Majestic is their best window?
by Grayson73
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door with mini blinds recommendation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Sliding Patio Door with mini blinds recommendation?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good sliding patio door with mini blinds? I know about the Okna Elegante, but was wondering if this is one of the best or if there are others for under $3k.

Also, does adding the mini-blinds affect the window ratings in any way and will it scratch the glass?