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by toddinmn
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 104

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

The Pro is pretty good at what it does, and I would have no problem with that window in my house. 5k is 5k no matter how. Many days you chop it into and the difference in performance numbers is so small it is irrelevant IMO.
For $5200 I bought 2 jet skis on trailer and a nice street bike.
by toddinmn
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 104

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

The step downs are clear but small. The biggest difference will be the installation and the company backing it.
by toddinmn
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 104

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

The top window is the Element for Soft-Lite and the 800, the LS and 600 are a step down.
by toddinmn
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Trim Shrinking?
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Window Trim Shrinking?

Never seen a gap that large, even with cheap windows. Wonder if some serviced the glass and botched it.
There should be a sticker in the head of the window frame when the sash is open that gives all the information needed to get the parts. It is not the gold or silver sticker usually white.
by toddinmn
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote Help
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Window Quote Help

I would ask for pricing on the ThermalWeld plus, I personally like this unit better than the UltraWeld
The pricing you got is excellent perhaps a little low?
by toddinmn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: MA - New to Windows, help with brands
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: MA - New to Windows, help with brands

You’re pricing could very well be reasonable for materials only depending on which window and option.
by toddinmn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote Help
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Window Quote Help

To be clear, I was assuming the ThermalWeld quote was for the ThermalWeld Plus. The Old ThermalWeld is Now the DynaWeld with a rollformed screen which replaced the ValueSmart.
by toddinmn
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote Help
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Window Quote Help

I see no advantage going to the UltraWeld, plus it’s more money. I would consider upgrading to the stainless spacer , maybe triple pane.
What was the difference in warranty?
Pricing seems in the ballpark, but there are no details to judge it by.
by toddinmn
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna 700 Quote
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Okna 700 Quote

The Number is not high by any means and the tripl upgrade is a no brained.
by toddinmn
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna 700 Quote
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Okna 700 Quote

Hard to say on the installed window cost , but the triple pane upgrade is dirt cheap as a stand alone line item.
by toddinmn
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt

The ProVia seems way to low and the Okna seems way high. I get the feeling I am missing something.
by toddinmn
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2297

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Because Okna said so.
by toddinmn
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2297

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Seems I am having problems reading between the lines.
I’d say the installation and the company are the cake, the Okna would be the icing.
by toddinmn
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:02 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 parts, I do not see it’s performance shrinking anymore than the Okna or some other top performer. I would understand decreasing performance with the Sunrise as the frame and the sa...
by toddinmn
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2297

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

It offers better thermal performance , opinions will difffer on the durability vs the other spacers used.