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by randy
Thu May 02, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare

Sunrise Restorations - very good window, but not on par with Soft-lite or Okna Pella 250 - wouldn’t recommend it Renewal by Andersen - good looking window, but subpar performance and overpriced Soft-lite Imperial LS - best of the windows you’ve had quoted, a great window Provia Endure EN600 - no per...
by randy
Wed May 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: slider count question
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: slider count question

From the sound of it, you’re replacing 8 double hung windows with 4 sliding windows.
by randy
Wed May 01, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare

I would recommend contacting HomeSealed as well. Not only does he offer some of the best products in the industry, he installs them all using methods that far exceed the average contractor. HomeSealed enjoys a stellar reputation in the industry, and you’ll find them to be among the most knowledgeabl...
by randy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Insulated Glass Units - Dallas
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Insulated Glass Units - Dallas

WoW nailed it with great advice on all counts. Cardinal makes one of the best IG units, but they do have QC issues with tempered glass out of the Waxahachie plant. Regardless, that’s who I would use.

Burris vinyl is fine for a home you intend to sell soon.
by randy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2297

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

"Just because the Simonton is an older design does not mean it it is made from a lower grade of vinyl or. Is using cheap part"

Who said that it was?

"I do not see it’s performance shrinking anymore than the Okna or some other top performer"

Who said it would?
by randy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2297

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

One more in agreement with the other guys. Sunrise’s Essentials line shouldn’t be in consideration at all. Dealers who offer it are merely piggy-backing on the reputation of the primary window lines to sell a low-end model that is sub-par in every way. Simonton is a poor performer from the start and...
by randy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Advanced Window Corp reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Advanced Window Corp reviews

AGM Windows is a great company to deal with in New Jersey, if they service your area. I’d recommend contacting them.
by randy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (and other questions)
Replies: 43
Views: 4091

Re: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (What to do?)

If your windows are being installed with nailing fins, the interior trim will have to be removed in order to use spray foam to air seal. It’s worth doing, since this is the time to get it right.
by randy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 26
Views: 3343

Re: Install methods.

Glad to hear that your projects have gone well!
by randy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 26
Views: 3343

Re: Install methods.

I agree with WoW, and wouldn’t sweat it.
by randy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: North Texas Window Question

According to the owner (Chuck Langham) in the comments section under the video, in response to concern about not using shims: "I appreciate your comments and concerns for how the window was installed. How do we know the window is level and plumb? Since these are custom made windows there is no room ...
by randy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: North Texas Window Question

Flo, because TDI has become so difficult to deal with, many window contractors have pulled out of serving the coastal area, including me. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave homeowners with a lot of good options for window replacement. Norandex has two manufacturers who private label for them - Simont...
by randy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: North Texas Window Question

I agree with foaming behind the brick, however I disagree with other aspects. 1) They should have used shims to ensure the window is level and square. They never put a level on the window, which is puzzling. 2) He said they put six screws in the sliding window, two at the upper corners, two at the l...
by randy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: North Texas Window Question

The Traditions is a private label window that is offered to select dealers in protected territories. While it has couple of extra bells and whistles, it’s no better than the Presidential or the Energy Master. I wouldn’t pay more for the Traditions. Todd is right for most of the country, but unfortun...