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by toddinmn
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?

Indeed I am, I am well aware of your past comments on the Pro-Via and I Usually find your post the most most interesting. I’m more interested in why you would put the Pro-Via over the Fortis in a landslide or at all.
by toddinmn
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?

I don’t have any experience installing any of those but the feedback on the Fortis is very good. Never seen anyone claim the Pro-Via over the Fortis by a landslide or at all.
by toddinmn
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna Window Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Okna Window Questions

I’d ask if they could offer the trim in primer or better yet prefinished . I personally hate leaving things for the home owner to finish and believe in a true turn key experience.
by toddinmn
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Softlite Imperial Elite vs Joyce Heritage
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: Softlite Imperial Elite vs Joyce Heritage

Saying it performs like a window. With 0.05 air infiltration is a new one, Since I feel that it would be impossible to tell the difference I would have went with 0.01. Good luck with your purchase, make sure to follow up when it’s done.
by toddinmn
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Window Guidance for DFW
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Replacement Window Guidance for DFW

Don Young in aluminum is on the cusp for making energy code even in Dallas. Aluminum is great but even being thermally broken their U-values
Are poor. If
by toddinmn
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Softlite Imperial Elite vs Joyce Heritage
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: Softlite Imperial Elite vs Joyce Heritage

They do take an interesting approach since they are both a manufacture and and an installation company and they along with Soft-Lite sell to Zen. I’ve never seen so little information out there before about a window company. Whatever is found mostly good but nothing great. I don’t think I’d give any...
by toddinmn
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Softlite Imperial Elite vs Joyce Heritage
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: Softlite Imperial Elite vs Joyce Heritage

Is the dealer actually leaving them or just selling another line in addition to?
by toddinmn
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Softlite Imperial Elite vs Joyce Heritage
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: Softlite Imperial Elite vs Joyce Heritage

No AL numbers on their website, usually that means they are embarrassed by how drafty the window is. That’s the number I was looking for. The only Place I found the air infiltration number was on another forum at 0.07. This information was apparently sent to the homeowner from Zen. I have no proble...
by toddinmn
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Metro Detroit Area
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Replacement Windows in Metro Detroit Area

Soft-Lite for double hungs and either for casements.
by toddinmn
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex GrandView v Vytex Fortis
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: Vytex GrandView v Vytex Fortis

I’m not sure if I would call it a “ copy” if it is based off an extrusion sold by extrusion companies. My guess it is more of a variant based upon the same extrusion.
by toddinmn
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex GrandView v Vytex Fortis
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: Vytex GrandView v Vytex Fortis

What’s the other window?
by toddinmn
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Black/Black vinyl windows
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Black/Black vinyl windows

Pretty sure Sunrise has this option.
by toddinmn
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Can any contractor install Okna
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

Re: Can any contractor install Okna

If you can get the Okna wholesaled to you at a fair price that is great, not to many do this.
A window foam gun can be had for $50 dollars, but some still use fiberglass insulation for some crazy reason.
There is no special training from the manufacturer and they all go in basically the same.
by toddinmn
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Can any contractor install Okna
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

Re: Can any contractor install Okna

If you can’t trust you’re general contractor to instAll window right what can you trust them to do? At this point of distrust You’re better off becoming the GC yourself
by toddinmn
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Can any contractor install Okna
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

Re: Can any contractor install Okna

High end vinyl is kinda of niche market. Products can be very regional and typically sold as installed product only. I would say quite often premium prices are normal. It is to bad that there is not more quality options for contractors. If you go this route you will probably need to bring in another...