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by Delaware Mike
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Cant find U factor of existing windows based on NFRC label
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Cant find U factor of existing windows based on NFRC label

One would simply hold a lighter somewhat near the glass from the interior and count the reflections of the flame to obtain how many lites of glass that IGU has. That doesn't appear to be Schuco glass? Schuco glazed their windows with black spacer called TPS (Thermo Plastic Spacer). That spacer is do...
by Delaware Mike
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Help with new windows
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Help with new windows

An OKNA Insultech 550dx would be perfect married with factory wood jamb extensions according to your wall thickness. This is what we do. It's easy for the trim to be run to the face of the jamb extensions and for the exterior, one can run vinyl siding into the factory j-channel, add wider faced j-ch...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Comparing Quotes.. Can't decide!
Replies: 7
Views: 2806

Re: Comparing Quotes.. Can't decide!

The SL Barrington and Classic series are not at what I feel is an acceptable level of engineering and frame quality in this day and age. The Bainbridge and Pro are better since their frame design makes more since in regards to the head extrusion design. I've found them all to be a little too loose t...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Hoppers, what’s recommended?
Replies: 3
Views: 2295

Re: Hoppers, what’s recommended?

I've been using the OKNA 500 series hoppers for the last few years and I seem to like them compared to the Sunrise and Soft-Lite versions. Regarding doors most of pros like ProVia, HMI, and Homeguard. With the Philly area you could like a Guida or North East Building Products which both make their d...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: OKNA dealer/installer Philly burbs
Replies: 5
Views: 2521

Re: OKNA dealer/installer Philly burbs

What town exactly?
by Delaware Mike
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 9624

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

Welding vinyl isn't as easy as metal, it likes to melt. I had to once and somehow got it done lol........... "The guy that says it can't be done needs to stay out the way of the guy doing it." I'd like to see that Ideal window sometime. I've heard some good stuff about it, however the lumberyards th...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Help! window replacement underway serious issues
Replies: 10
Views: 3304

Re: Help! window replacement underway serious issues

The off-set of the flanged aluminum windows to the interior frame face will be a less that that of even a non-flanged vinyl product, thus the outside of the vinyl window will stick out more proud than what you're used to seeing. This is assuming that that butted to the jamb and stool returns. To pus...
by Delaware Mike
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding vs Hinged Patio Doors
Replies: 15
Views: 4518

Re: Sliding vs Hinged Patio Doors

For hinged patio doors I like ProVia and HMI. A quality hinged patio door unit pre-finished with screen cost me a dealer more than double what a quality vinyl patio slider does material wise. It also takes a little more time to install. Hinged patio doors need a little more interior room for the act...
by Delaware Mike
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 9624

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

That Majestic Ideal window is manufactured in NJ. One would think that it could be optioned with various low-e glass options with SHGC in the .25-.30 range? OKNA's Sunseal accounts for around 5-10% of my glass option upgrades for certain homes with way too much solar penetration here in DE, NJ, and ...
by Delaware Mike
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 9624

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

Hi Otto, I do have a website and Facebook business page. I update the FB page weekly with elaborate before, during, and after photo galleries of current projects since I'm the guy stuck in the trenches making things right. Most of us pros on here try not to self promote lead acquisition. If you cont...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 44
Views: 9624

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

I know both of outfits that you have these quotes with. I think that the 600 is nicer personally, however that is quite a price difference. Both are reputable dealers.
by Delaware Mike
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Water in wells of new replacement windows
Replies: 9
Views: 5521

Re: Water in wells of new replacement windows

Full screens on sliders will slow down or limit the amount of rain that can enter the pocket sills during down pours.
by Delaware Mike
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Pro Via
Replies: 2
Views: 2286

Re: Pro Via

ProVia Endure is a quality vinyl product and I typically see normal sized double hung and casement unit with wrapping in my area installed for around $650 to $1K per unit. I doubt that you will find a window outfit that will itemize the actually cost, or resale of the windows in the given pricing as...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 12648

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

OKNA insulates their frames with EPS foam inserts when specified with the deluxe energy savings package or ala carte request. Some other premium manufacturers utilize filling the extrusions with low-expansion spray foam which is also great, however there is cons like burping of the foam that can lea...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install temperature for Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Re: Install temperature for Windows

No issues with the sealants that we window pros all utilize. Some of the heavier solvent based sealants like OSI Quad do prefer warmer temps as the cheaper cardboard tubes and how the caulking flows out of the nozzle can make the tube to tip tie-in area fail which means caulk all over our caulk gun ...