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by HomeSealed
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: trim coil
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: trim coil

We moved away from QE as the white on the backside of their color coils is useless. Mastic is a decent match and the the white on the back of all of their coils is the same as their actual white color.
by HomeSealed
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Surface 2 vs Surface 3
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Surface 2 vs Surface 3

Surface 2 (supreme 2) was and still is the default glass package. The u values are the same as the Supreme 3. Supreme 3 would give you energy star via solar heat gains but stainless steel spacer and foam filled options were what boosted u values on dual paned units and are options one may desire. W...
by HomeSealed
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Surface 2 vs Surface 3
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Surface 2 vs Surface 3

Oberon gave a great explanation of the application surfaces above, as well as the pros and cons. If I'm not mistaken, Cleveland is in the Northern Zone for Energy Star. Your choices are essentially to go with the Supreme 3 for Energy Star certification (.27 u value), or Supreme 2 (.28 u value) which...
by HomeSealed
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Surface 2 vs Surface 3
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Surface 2 vs Surface 3

When the .27 u value was introduced for Energy Star in the Northern zone a few years back, Polaris switched their default application from surface 2 to surface 3. What I was told at that time was that despite the general rule that this change has a negligible impact on U value, for them it had enoug...
by HomeSealed
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Cleveland Quote- Offer your opinion!
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Cleveland Quote- Offer your opinion!

+1 to WoW's comments, not sure that I can add much to that objectively. The Okna may have a little more glass area as well (it definitely does over the UW, I forget on the TWP).
by HomeSealed
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Cleveland Quote- Offer your opinion!
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Cleveland Quote- Offer your opinion!

Triple pane can help a little bit on sound, but not as much as some sales guys will tell you. Without getting too technical, a larger airspace between the panes actually helps mitigate sound better, however the added mass of the third pane makes up for the smaller space in a triple unit, and probabl...
by HomeSealed
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Cleveland Quote- Offer your opinion!
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Cleveland Quote- Offer your opinion!

Is the Polaris guy a roofer or general remodeler type? Often times those guys will give windows away as they don't know how to price them sustainably either.... I realize that $2100 is not insignificant, but be careful here. You may have seen this stated in other threads as well, but the reason that...
by HomeSealed
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Cleveland Quote- Offer your opinion!
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Cleveland Quote- Offer your opinion!

Triple pane is generally recommended in cold climates and also even more so in areas/rooms that struggle to stay warm in winter or cool in summer. On the siding, it can be nice to have the same contractor do both particularly when they are full frames, but that doesn't sound like the case here. The ...
by HomeSealed
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Low E coating
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Low E coating

This can happen from time to time during the the assembly of the IGU. That said, you would know very quickly, and when it happens it typically on one unit. I've never seen this issue across a "batch" of windows. The type of low e used isn't meant for much contact or for much exposure to moisture, it...
by HomeSealed
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Patio Door Reviews ?
Replies: 14
Views: 5958

Re: Patio Door Reviews ?

You'll yield the best feedback by starting a new thread. With that said, the best place to get a new patio door imo is from a reputable, established local window/door dealer. Preferably an "installed" package featuring a product that is widely recognized for top quality and performance. A few option...
by HomeSealed
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window insulation
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Window insulation

Another vote for foam. Even most of the old-timers that were holding out are using it these days. Works great and its easy to use if you know what you are doing.
by HomeSealed
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Replacement Window Manufacture Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Replacement Window Manufacture Recommendations

It sounds like you may be within the service area of Windows on Washington, if so, you should definitely give them a call. Top notch outfit, their window offerings are top tier performers (especially air infiltration), and they offer excellent installation and service. On the unit in question, I'd a...
by HomeSealed
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: NFRC label question
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: NFRC label question

That is not the NFRC sticker, its the manufacturer warranty info sticker that contains build info. It will never list ratings, but it will indicate some order details for reference.
by HomeSealed
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 dx estimate
Replies: 25
Views: 1581

Re: Okna 500 dx estimate

Question to HomeSealed: What problems could develop within 5 years after window installation? Did you experience or know any issues with Okna 500 windows? Thank you! As far as installation, its not uncommon for water leaks to show up later on down the road, especially from subpar installs that depe...
by HomeSealed
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Replacement Quotes - Pella 250 vs Simonton VintagePointe 6100 and 6500 vs Okna 500 Deluxe
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Window Replacement Quotes - Pella 250 vs Simonton VintagePointe 6100 and 6500 vs Okna 500 Deluxe

+1. That product is in a class of its own in that list that you gave, and that pricing is very aggressive. If the company offering it is reputable, this sounds like an easy choice.