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by HomeSealed
Thu May 02, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna vs. UniShield Supreme
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Okna vs. UniShield Supreme

Cheapest is RARELY the best value. Quality companies make a living replacing products that were installed as the "cheapest" option. As far as the windows, Ricknez's comments are pretty much on point IMO. The Okna is a superior performer and on an elite level in that regard. The Unishield is pretty s...
by HomeSealed
Thu May 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: slider count question
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: slider count question

I agree with randy on that.
by HomeSealed
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Trim Shrinking?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Window Trim Shrinking?

+1. There will be some movement based on temperature, so those gaps can open and close to some degree, and some more economical windows will have larger tolerances to begin with. That said, as WoW stated, the worst one is definitely cut short and should be addressed.
by HomeSealed
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 1839

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Agreed with marsterext on the minor service issues, also on the foam assessment by DM. Both EPS and injected have some minor advantages and disadvantages, but both are very effective. I always suggest referring to how it affects the U value (thermal performance) as that tells you how it will actuall...
by HomeSealed
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door

Agreed. The Elements is one of the very top performing windows available. Big jump in quality from the Classic imo.
by HomeSealed
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door

Are these double hung or casement?
If double hung, the Softlite Elements and LS will offer the top performance of anything from either company.
If casement, I prefer the Sunrise Restorations and Vanguard.
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door

+1 on the recommendations above... Unless the family member has one source for product and install, I'd try to avoid that route. Sourcing product and install separately is one of the most common problems in home improvement. Everybody points fingers when issues arise, not to mention coordination and...
by HomeSealed
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5050 vs Softlite Bainbridge...looking for advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Simonton 5050 vs Softlite Bainbridge...looking for advice.

Bainbridge is solid, although the LS or Elements would be preferred. All are better than the other option and I would say that the price premium is justified on product alone. The degree of the upcharge "fairness" will depend on how many windows.
by HomeSealed
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Performance Grade
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Performance Grade

+1. Its really a direct measure of the windload, etc as mentioned, however the larger factor in my opinion (since you are not likely to see 170mph winds and will have bigger problems with your windows if you do), is that a window with a better structural rating most often achieves that due to superi...
by HomeSealed
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote Help
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: Window Quote Help

+1, good advice above... Definitely vet this from every angle as that price is VERY aggressive. Kinda strange to have a 20 yr old business with only a handful of reviews, idk. This is not likely the case, but like me give you an example of how things can be twisted: Local company just started a year...
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote Help
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: Window Quote Help

depending on options and install details, the Polaris and Sunrise options are both in the ballpark on pretty good windows. As the other pros alluded to, you really don't want a pocket sill on a DH (outdated, obsolete, problem filled design), nor do you likely want 366 glass in OH unless you have a s...
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: MA - New to Windows, help with brands
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: MA - New to Windows, help with brands

+1. Off the bat I'd cite Fibertec as great, high end fiberglass window out of Canada. Won'd come cheap and may or may not be available to you. Polaris makes very good vinyl window. Great Lakes is owned by Plygem, same window in many locations, pretty widely available. Used to be well regarded, but h...
by HomeSealed
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna 700 Quote
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Okna 700 Quote

Agree with the others. That's 8 windows total. Even with few options and a basic install the price is good.
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install temperature for Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Install temperature for Windows

Good feeback from DM. Very little restriction as it pertains to the materials, most are rated at or below 0 degrees. Our general rule is installer comfort to ensure quality. Hard to put an exact temperature on that, as 20* with wind can be less comfortable than a sunny and calm 12*... Its not often ...
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt

Don't disagree with any of that Mac. Try for a more realistic Okna price, also look at Softlite Elements and LS. The Provia is very nice too, but that price just seems to good to be true. If its legit, and you don't have to worry about the dealer going out of business since you are installing yourse...