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by Delaware Mike
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding vs Hinged Patio Doors
Replies: 15
Views: 145

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: 30
Views: 570

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: 30
Views: 570

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: 30
Views: 570

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: 2987

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: 280

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: 3538

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: 379

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 ...
by Delaware Mike
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 26
Views: 4057

Re: Install methods.

Operable casements in my opinion do take more time and skill to install as they are like entry doors when it comes to checking and achieving 100% plumb regarding the in-and-out vertical strike of the operable sash or slab. Installing only square and level won't due and walls are almost never 100% pl...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Spare parts for White Corona 4000 series Schuco windows
Replies: 20
Views: 4546

Re: Spare parts for White Corona 4000 series Schuco windows

Carol VanCedarfield (last name spelling might be slightly off) 860-666-0505 at Schuco USA.
by Delaware Mike
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Spare parts for White Corona 4000 series Schuco windows
Replies: 20
Views: 4546

Re: Spare parts for White Corona 4000 series Schuco windows

All of the glass shops in my area tend to make up IGU's in-house with very old box channel aluminum spacers with plastic corner keys and don't give an option for low-e and argon/krypton. I guess some can outsource as needed. I'd look towards a building supply house that sells windows. Black Duralite...
by Delaware Mike
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (and other questions)
Replies: 43
Views: 5160

Re: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (What to do?)

OKNA 800dx (deluxe will give foam filled frames) will be a .26 overall u-factor and add optional Sunseal and you're good to go. I would not go with the Sunrise surface #4 low-e coating if you fancy their products and dealer. I don't think you need numbers approaching triple-glazed u-factors in your ...
by Delaware Mike
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (and other questions)
Replies: 43
Views: 5160

Re: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (What to do?)

If one is ordering most vinyl offerings with a nailing flange the position of the flange is not flush with the exterior of the face of the frame. When we do an OKNA 800 series with the field applied new construction flanges the interior termination face of the new windows allows for well over a 2" j...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Replacement Windows and Installation: Question & Opinion
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Re: Replacement Windows and Installation: Question & Opinion

Yup, the dimension of the frame the projects outward off the exterior face of the nailing flange is irrelevant. There is no "standard" for a vinyl extrusion with a flange in regard to the termination of the interior frame depth. Rarely is a high quality window's depth the same as builder's grade vin...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Replacement Windows and Installation: Question & Opinion
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Re: Replacement Windows and Installation: Question & Opinion

I wouldn't cut vinyl siding. It's so easy to remove and reinstall. All of the time we pull out vinyl new construction and put the same exact sized flanged vinyl back in. It only requires a small 3/16" to 5/16" sheetrock cut back. We lift the stools out and reinstall them after ripping in table saw. ...