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by HomeSealed
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding vs Hinged Patio Doors
Replies: 15
Views: 145

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: 30
Views: 570

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: 30
Views: 570

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: 30
Views: 570

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: 30
Views: 570

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: 30
Views: 570

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: 30
Views: 570

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: 213

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: 251

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: 288

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...
by HomeSealed
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Opinions on Atrium 8700 windows.
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Opinions on Atrium 8700 windows.

I believe that is the "higher end" model from that manufacturer, however generally speaking they are not held in the same esteem as the top vinyl window choices. Per your other thread it sounds like you are considering Okna as well, that's a pretty easy choice in this comparison IMO.
by HomeSealed
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: structural support for picture window.
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: structural support for picture window.

The 500 vs 700 thing may just be a misinformed sales guy.

On the mulls, you could pry off one of the mull caps to verify that there is no stud in there, but again, it doesn't look like it. Typically the mull would be a bit wider if that were the case.
by HomeSealed
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: structural support for picture window.
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: structural support for picture window.

A couple of confusing things here: 1) If your flanking units are Okna 700 casements, the center PW should be in the 700 frame as well. No reason to use a 500 frame, it would look weird with the different exterior profile. 2) Without seeing this from the interior, it doesn't look as though there woul...
by HomeSealed
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 622

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 be...
by HomeSealed
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 622

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

As explained above, the Elements and 800 are the flagships of those respective manufacturers for most purposes. The Ls is a small step down in SL, and the 600/500 is a small step down in Okna. Those windows are closely related in may ways. They lose some bells and whistles and a little bit of perfor...