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by Windows on Washington
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: structural support for picture window.
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Re: structural support for picture window.

Pictures will help here and I can provide some more insight.
by Windows on Washington
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 146

Re: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800

Yeah. Kind of a tweener climate. We have had some really cold snaps of late by us where some folks are opting for the most efficient glass. That said, you definitely want a lower air infiltration, but any of the Okna's will mostly give you that and will be worlds better than the vast, vast, vast maj...
by Windows on Washington
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 146

Re: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800

In my opinion the spread in the product quality and ratings is not quite linear in this case, but again, the pro isnt terrible, just a step down from the others. The pricing gives additional cause for concern though. At a little over $500 per window installed, even a company like Zen, which could b...
by Windows on Washington
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 146

Re: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800

The Pro is pretty good at what it does , and I would have no problem with that window in my house. 5k is 5k no matter how. Many days you chop it into and the difference in performance numbers is so small it is irrelevant IMO. For $5200 I bought 2 jet skis on trailer and a nice street bike. I love t...
by Windows on Washington
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 146

Re: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800

Tough sell if I am just talking numbers and efficiency to recoup $5K in 3 years. Won't happen. That said, the 800 does have a different and "richer" look to it with the metal. Is there some resale benefit there...maybe. $5K, probably not. It is the flagship window for a reason, but I haven't heard y...
by Windows on Washington
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 146

Re: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800

Not really what we would call comparable models in those line ups.

The comparable Soft-Lite window to the Okna EnviroStar (800) is the Soft-Lite Elements.

The Okna 500 is still a bit better than the Soft-Lite Pro, but a more applicable comparison.
by Windows on Washington
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?

Just to echo the above, the newer AMI product is a huge step in the right direction for them, but definitely not in the quality category of the other units in this comparison.
by Windows on Washington
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?

I mean moreso talking to former clients, referrals, and looking at previous installations.
by Windows on Washington
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?

Both good windows. Can't go wrong with either. Have you checked out jobs from both installation companies?
by Windows on Washington
Thu May 02, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare

+1

In the car world (i.e. horsepower), we say there is no "Replacement for Displacement".

In the exteriors world, installation makes the install. Thankfully, HomeSealed is going to have the best in class products along with the installations.
by Windows on Washington
Wed May 01, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare

Step 1: Call HomeSealed
by Windows on Washington
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sears vinyl windows?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Sears vinyl windows?

Any pictures? The "Sears" window was made by several different folks over the years and they merely put their name on the product and sold it.
by Windows on Washington
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna vs. UniShield Supreme
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Okna vs. UniShield Supreme

Not sure you "need" a Pella quote if you have a few others.

Post up some updates once the others come rolling in with the details.
by Windows on Washington
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Trim Shrinking?
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Window Trim Shrinking?

Pictures #2 and #3 are normal in terms of fitment. Picture #1 was miss-cut at the factory. Ask them for some new glazing bead that you can pop in.
by Windows on Washington
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2361

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

+1. The foam and utility of it all depends on the extrusion and design of the window. With regards to which is better...the injected closed cell polyurethane will have a slightly higher R-Value, but the human component for error in a closed cavity fill (trick installation to get 100% right) makes me...