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by toddinmn
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Impact of SHGC differences
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Impact of SHGC differences

You got one one of the best installers IMO.
by toddinmn
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Impact of SHGC differences
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Impact of SHGC differences

I think the Classic is still a solid window and better than most out there. It is kept around because it is still a solid window and gives Soft-Lite a different line That is available to different dealers. If I was to use that window I would option it out with SuperSpacer, sash reinforcement, and fo...
by toddinmn
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Polaris? Vinylmax? NE Ohio Quote Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Polaris? Vinylmax? NE Ohio Quote Questions

Lowest prices I have seen in quite some time. Make sure all the installation details Are the same. The triple paned seem quite high as compared to there dual panes, the dual panes are crazy low. Keep in mind Polaris does really have standard packages. The window has many options that are built to or...
by toddinmn
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sunrise Vinyl or Pella Impervia Fiberglass
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Sunrise Vinyl or Pella Impervia Fiberglass

I’d say the new buyers got lucky the old owners bought a quality product.
by toddinmn
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Wincore 7700 Vs Sunrise Custom
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Wincore 7700 Vs Sunrise Custom

I think the horizontal deflection is where It would help most. I would be more concerned about the vertical deflection of the horizontal sash rails and I don’t see DS glass helping.
by toddinmn
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Wincore 7700 Vs Sunrise Custom
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Wincore 7700 Vs Sunrise Custom

I would say reinforcement is mandatory, the glass thickness is nice and a worthy upgrade but is not going to add any strength to the sash.
by toddinmn
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window Capping
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Window Capping

What is on the exterior now, just wood trim or trim that has aluminum on it ?
Sounds like you had aluminum enclosed trim and they did nothing with gap between the old storm and new window?
by toddinmn
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window installation questions
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Window installation questions

The rough open get doesn’t get aluminum trim installed on it . The actual trim/casing does not need to be pressure . As stated, a barrier should be installed between treated and aluminum .
by toddinmn
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Surface 2 vs Surface 3
Replies: 11
Views: 740

Re: Surface 2 vs Surface 3

I don’t remember that. I have even have data that would show a lower u value with surface 2 with same specs, but most are identical. Strangely enough the u value will sometimes drop with 3mm(0.26)glass vs 2.5mm glass (0.27). The solar heat gain on there supreme 3 is about 0.38 vs about 0.29 on there...
by toddinmn
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Surface 2 vs Surface 3
Replies: 11
Views: 740

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.
by toddinmn
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Window Manufacture Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: Replacement Window Manufacture Recommendations

From my understanding the Grandview is pretty much the Georgetown with a different a name and sold by Window Nation. This would be the bottom end if the Vytex line. There is big step going to Fortis and Potomac series and. I don’t know if they have an equivalent Rebranded window. Sounds like the For...
by toddinmn
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Is this a good install??
Replies: 17
Views: 2162

Re: Is this a good install??

The out side does not look good.
The inside weld welds should have been cleaned and touched up.
Have you contacted the company yet?
by toddinmn
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Lake Home Windows & Patio Doors Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1879

Re: Lake Home Windows & Patio Doors Replacement

We’d love to here more about your problems.
by toddinmn
Tue May 26, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: HELP - Quality vs Price
Replies: 10
Views: 2008

Re: HELP - Quality vs Price

As your accountant the cheap window may make sense depending on how long you live at your home. As a professional I concur with the others. As Clint Eastwood I would have to say “ are you feeling lucky?”
by toddinmn
Mon May 11, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Patio door and basement windows questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2225

Re: Patio door and basement windows questions

I d go with your installers recommendations. The bulk unless of the UltraWeld is mostly aimed at there double hungs as compared to other vinyl brands but I don’t know how they compare to the Kensington’s. I would say the slider would be better but you may have to remove both sashes, and yes the awni...