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by toddinmn
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Softlite Imperial Elite vs Joyce Heritage
Replies: 8
Views: 74

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: 5
Views: 97

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: 818

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: 818

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: 430

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: 1218

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: 1218

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: 1218

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...
by toddinmn
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pure Core Platinum windows
Replies: 40
Views: 2804

Re: Pure Core Platinum windows

The Soft- Lite would probably be more expensive in Triple pane and the Sunrise cheaper in dual pane . I’d say Sunrise is the winner If the things Homesealed mentioned check out. You picked 2 nice suits , hopefully you get an excellent tailor.
by toddinmn
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pure Core Platinum windows
Replies: 40
Views: 2804

Re: Pure Core Platinum windows

Whoops.
by toddinmn
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pure Core Platinum windows
Replies: 40
Views: 2804

Re: Pure Core Platinum windows

It’s a fine collage of Menards meets Christmas and birthday presents. Unfortunately Sears has closed hear.
by toddinmn
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pure Core Platinum windows
Replies: 40
Views: 2804

Re: Pure Core Platinum windows

Analogies are always ridiculous on this forum, We all know Ricknez is comparing a suit from a thrift store to an off the the rack from Sears and hasn’t rode a bicycle in 10 years. I’ll give him the fishing pole comparison . I think you are on the right path since you are getting bids on some known g...
by toddinmn
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pure Core Platinum windows
Replies: 40
Views: 2804

Re: Pure Core Platinum windows

I think the price is competitive considering the cost of tempered glass and casements cost more as well.
Every modern window should come with some type of Low-E Coating and argon. I would check and see what glass package you are getting . What did the Soft-Lite quote come in at?
by toddinmn
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Economy 54x54 Sliders for Porch?
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Economy 54x54 Sliders for Porch?

Jeld-Wen is low end, in stock is always cheaper. I’d increase the budget and be aware of lead times if you plan on doing it this year. Where in MN are you? You would have to budget another $100 per window minimum to get something decent.
by toddinmn
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pure Core Platinum windows
Replies: 40
Views: 2804

Re: Pure Core Platinum windows

I’d guess tempered glass would add $100-$200 per window. The Soft-Lite would be comparable in specs and quality. The Sunrise has a slimmer frame which many like.