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by HomeSealed
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: OKNA 500 vs 800 replacement windows
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: OKNA 500 vs 800 replacement windows

I agree with the others, the 800 is superior. That price is on the low end of what you may find these days for a window that performs on that level, so it makes it an easy choice for me in this case... There are companies installing that window for 2x's that price every day, I'd jump on that deal if...
by HomeSealed
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Help! window replacement underway serious issues
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Help! window replacement underway serious issues

Looks like they did an "express" type of installation, and with the new frame depth being greater than previous. This has the window sitting proud of the siding... At this point, your best bet is to meet with the management and express your concerns. It sounds so far like they are willing to move/re...
by HomeSealed
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 896

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

Not saying anything about the product in question, but Window Nerd is is a pretty honest and ethical guy. This is a guy that will publicly criticize the very products that he sells if warranted, not a self promoter.... I don't think that one experience that anyone has with a given product should be ...
by HomeSealed
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote Help
Replies: 18
Views: 1047

Re: Window Quote Help

+1, great feedback. You should expect the difference to feel more profound in the winter... You may also want to take a look at your attic for insulation and air sealing.
by HomeSealed
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: structural support for picture window.
Replies: 16
Views: 403

Re: structural support for picture window.

J honey, I'm flattered that you agree with my post so strongly that you've copy and pasted my comments verbatim, however using the (") button in the upper right corner to quote another contributor is a good and courteous practice. :)
by HomeSealed
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding vs Hinged Patio Doors
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Sliding vs Hinged Patio Doors

Ak, in your location you may be in the service area of AGM Windows & Door. I believe that they carry both Okna and HMI, I'm sure that Paul over there could help you decide which option would be best for your home. Great company, and both of those products are great at what they do, you just need to ...
by HomeSealed
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 896

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

Jeld-Wens. Pretty sure they do this since it is cheaper than upgraded spacers and foam filled . In general, I would disagree on West and North facing windows. West windows get the highest amount of sun and I would consider 366 there. I seem many home get over heated on the west, especially if there...
by HomeSealed
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 896

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

The only place I see anyone pushing a high solar heat gain is Menards. They stick windows on shelf with a 0.30 U and 0.51 solar. If you were to special order you would have to select the glass pack. For me the data is not that clear cut since there are to many variables from house to house, I find ...
by HomeSealed
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 896

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

Homesealed, I agree with what your saying but my point was it is typically not the manufacturer promoting this. Going from what original poster said 366 and similar glass packs may be what he is looking for. I have many jobs in my northern climate where I recommend 366 type glass packages. I have n...
by HomeSealed
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 896

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

Manufacturers typically don’t promote glass packages. From my experience they offer a standard default package . It is up to the dealer in my experience to convey what their knowledge to the homeowners and discuss the available options. My experience has been different Todd, although perhaps it is ...
by HomeSealed
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 896

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

Otto, I'd have to agree with the above comments. If Mike serves your area, the best advice that any of us can give would be to meet with him. A true craftsman and good dude. I'll also mention, only since it wasn't addressed yet, that the lower SHGC number is generally not a good thing in a climate l...
by HomeSealed
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 896

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

Is the real question “ Is the Okna 600 worth $256 dollars more per window?”? Is the real question "is the package of the Okna 600, the installation type and quality, the product options, the trustworthiness and reputation of the dealer, the installation warranty, the customer service, and everythin...
by HomeSealed
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Help with Window Replacement- NE Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Help with Window Replacement- NE Ohio

I mostly agree with the other pros. The only thing I'd differ on a little bit is the Sunrise double hung. They make an excellent casement and sliding door, but the double hung is not super stout, although it does look nice. The Polaris UW is the opposite where its looks are very utilitarian and some...
by HomeSealed
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Need a good reliable evaluation of my windows
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Need a good reliable evaluation of my windows

If you were having the issues in the colder months, I'd say that some sort of condensation related cause is likely. Given that it happens in warmer weather and during/after rain, its probably safe to eliminate that cause, or at least as the primary issue. Given that, all of the details about insulat...
by HomeSealed
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Patio Door
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Patio Door

I don't think that you will go wrong with any of those 3. I'm going to be a homer and say that the Okna would be my choice for two reasons: 1) Consistency of brand with your windows. Probably not a big deal, but it can make things more streamlined with warranty, etc. Also has the non-metallic spacer...