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by toddinmn
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Surface 2 vs Surface 3
Replies: 11
Views: 294

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: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Surface 2 vs Surface 3
Replies: 11
Views: 294

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: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Replacement Window Manufacture Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 417

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: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Is this a good install??
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

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: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Lake Home Windows & Patio Doors Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1650

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: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: HELP - Quality vs Price
Replies: 11
Views: 1708

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: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Patio door and basement windows questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1932

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...
by toddinmn
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Austin area - many questions about replacement windows (long)
Replies: 23
Views: 10323

Re: Austin area - many questions about replacement windows (long)

The Simonton lawsuit is interesting, thanks for making me aware of it. I am not familiar with makes there glass packs but it seems like a bit of there problem is dealer related. One reason I like Cardinal glass is they are very quality control oriented. If there is there a failure with glass packs t...
by toddinmn
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Alside Proline 2200 vs Sunrise Essentials
Replies: 16
Views: 6706

Re: Alside Proline 2200 vs Sunrise Essentials

You should have other quality brands in your area, I’d price some of those out. Sunrise does need t make my top 5 regardless of which series, unless we’re talking casements.
by toddinmn
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Alside Proline 2200 vs Sunrise Essentials
Replies: 16
Views: 6706

Re: Alside Proline 2200 vs Sunrise Essentials

There are a few reasons why many builders use low end vinyl.
by toddinmn
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)
Replies: 18
Views: 14880

Re: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)

What I mean is my personel experience is different. Have never once had a customer say I love all the fancy bevels or say do you have a windows with a little more bevel?
I personally dislike them as well.
by toddinmn
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)
Replies: 18
Views: 14880

Re: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)

I’m not sure I would call triple paned windows sound reduction windows , but perhaps an improvement. They do not do any better than a dual pane with dissimilar glass thickness. Even a standard dual pane can often reduce sound cover what you have. Either way the data is out there and what to recommen...
by toddinmn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)
Replies: 18
Views: 14880

Re: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)

It will depend more on the glass package than the brand.
I’d choose a Good brand and reputable company(800 is excellent choice) then choose the appropriate glass package
by toddinmn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise in DFW
Replies: 3
Views: 2779

Re: Sunrise in DFW

This name game seems ridiculous, sounds like your getting warmer.
by toddinmn
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 14531

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

When I weld metal it likes to melt, I find welding plastic , ABS to be specific easier. Polypropylene is a bit harder and I haven’t done PVC .