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by toddinmn
Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement choices
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Replacement choices

My vote is the Fortis.
by toddinmn
Wed May 18, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Whole house replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1066

Re: Whole house replacement

I think technically speaking there would be no “stuctural” rating to be found on a Silver rated window since they do not test for that, since it is one of the primary differences. Therefore I thinking they are feeding you a bit of BS.Interesting that they do list structural ratings with out being Go...
by toddinmn
Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Which windows should I install, replacement or new construction windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Which windows should I install, replacement or new construction windows?

If the siding is not being replaced and the wood frames are idea for inserts I’d probably go that route. A finned window is used in new construction and old construction . To use it in old construction the exterior trim needs to be removed and if the siding butts up to the window frame ( no exterior...
by toddinmn
Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Which windows should I install, replacement or new construction windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Which windows should I install, replacement or new construction windows?

Finned windows is typically the way to go when the siding is being replaced.
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: 13
Views: 1475

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: 13
Views: 1475

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: 1022

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: ---------------------------------------
Replies: 17
Views: 2757

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: 1412

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: ---------------------------------------
Replies: 17
Views: 2757

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: ---------------------------------------
Replies: 17
Views: 2757

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: ---------------------------------------
Replies: 17
Views: 2757

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: 1895

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: 2940

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: 2940

Re: Vytex GrandView v Vytex Fortis

What’s the other window?