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by HomeSealed
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Help with new windows
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: Help with new windows

I don't disagree with where you are going on this... Rigid foam is definitely doable but you do have to be strategic about the thickness based on the application as discussed. There is also the consideration of where you are spending money, and yes, your attic is job #1 if it is not up to snuff. Be ...
by HomeSealed
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Is it possible for Double Pane Glass to have U Factor of Triple Pane
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Is it possible for Double Pane Glass to have U Factor of Triple Pane

You are going to want to take a step back and look at the other thermal numbers (as well as structural) in this comparison. U value is the "big one" as far as thermal ratings are concerned, that said, if they are achieved the wrong way, you can have negative side effects up to and including a reduct...
by HomeSealed
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Big project - quotes all over the place
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Big project - quotes all over the place

+1 At this point, it would seem like you have a couple of nice windows grouped together in the Restorations and SL Imperial options. As Masterext said, drop the Hawthorn. As far as the Starmark, the new iteration is the Evo (7500), the 900 is no longer made and shares virtually nothing with the new ...
by HomeSealed
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Help with new windows
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: Help with new windows

+1 to Window Nerd's comments... What siding product are you planning to use? There may be some ramifications there in terms of the foam thickness as well. Some guys like to stick to the narrow group of choices that they offer, or there could be a more relevant reason that they are not wanting to go ...
by HomeSealed
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Help with new windows
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: Help with new windows

Letspring, 1) I'm confused as to why you would want to engage a builder to replace your windows. There's a reason for the term "builder grade", and its not a positive connotation. A builder is used to dealing with low end products (most homeowners building new homes think that any new window will be...
by HomeSealed
Tue May 26, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: HELP - Quality vs Price
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: HELP - Quality vs Price

dmc, you are setting up a situation for just about the highest likelihood of failure. The only thing worse would be if you found the installer on craigslist. Very cheap window, side job install, what could go wrong? lol... The window failing in less than 10 years is probably the least of your worrie...
by HomeSealed
Tue May 19, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Patio door and basement windows questions
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Patio door and basement windows questions

Can't disagree with any of that Brian. There are many dealers that take things far past professionalism such as those tactics that you've mentioned, there's no doubt about that. As we get further and further into a day and age of online research and informed customers, these tactics are used somewha...
by HomeSealed
Fri May 15, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Patio door and basement windows questions
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Patio door and basement windows questions

Good choice. I'd opt for the Polaris products here as well. Proven performers and a stable company.
by HomeSealed
Thu May 07, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Lake Home Windows & Patio Doors Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Lake Home Windows & Patio Doors Replacement

Thanks for the information on the Okna 600. Q2.Other than Sunrise is there another window to compare with the Okna 600? Restorations patio door and Okna pricing are within $50.00 of each other, no big differences. On the windows the differences is over $1,000.00? Enough to take a hard look at Okna ...
by HomeSealed
Wed May 06, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Lake Home Windows & Patio Doors Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Lake Home Windows & Patio Doors Replacement

Our thinking also was, if we would use two well known highly respected Companies with great products, we would have a successful outcome? ABSOULTELY In this area the dealer for Okna does not carry the 800 line, only the 600 and a fiberglass window and door. After doing our research Okna 800 and Sun...
by HomeSealed
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Low E on 4th surface; good or bad?
Replies: 8
Views: 1663

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

Grayson, it depends on whether or not you care if you have condensation on your windows when temps are below freezing. There are other factors that go into whether or not that would occur of course, as well as how harmful that condensation could be when it comes to adjacent woodwork, indoor air qual...
by HomeSealed
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Low E on 4th surface; good or bad?
Replies: 8
Views: 1663

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

Good question Grayson. For most people that have a climate where cold weather and condensation can exist, surface 4 low e is not a good choice. It is not inherently bad technology, just misapplied and misused often where the drawbacks outweigh the benefits. The surface 4 location of low e (inside/in...
by HomeSealed
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door with mini blinds recommendation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Sliding Patio Door with mini blinds recommendation?

Thanks for the response. Based on that, would you recommend getting the mini blinds or not? I alluded to that in my initial post. From a strict energy efficiency standpoint, you'd have to optimize the position of the blinds based on season, time of day, facing direction, etc. If you do, its possibl...
by HomeSealed
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door with mini blinds recommendation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Sliding Patio Door with mini blinds recommendation?

Okna makes a great door, and there are others that do the blinds in glass as well. Couple of things to keep in mind, blinds generally are not available if you need a custom size, and yes, the performance of the glass changes. Most switch to hard coat low so that it doesn't scratch which is not as ef...