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by masterext
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 146

Re: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800

The Okna 600 will have structural reinforcement as well as a structural sill and header interlock as would the okna 800.
Are you located in the southern region?
by masterext
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 146

Re: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800

Soft Lite’s top windows are the Elements and the Imperial LS which are comparable to the Okna 800 and Okna 600 “ Eco Pro”. Depending on what state you reside in, certain offerings could be limited.
by masterext
Wed May 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare

I notice you are in Wisconisn. I know you already have a bunch of quotes but i strongly suggest contacting Home Sealed Exteriors. The owner Brandon is the most knowledgeable window pro i ever talked to and he is also a very nice guy who runs a great business. He also offers window products that are ...
by masterext
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2361

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Your issues are easily resolved and very insignificant. Let the company take care of it. I wouldnt worry about it.
by masterext
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door

Definitely worth it. Go with Elements over the classic if you can.
by masterext
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door

Since you are in michigan and most pro’s here recommend sunrise windows which are headquartered in your state, you should look into them. Also, soft lite.
No one here will be enthusiastic about alside.
by masterext
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: MA - New to Windows, help with brands
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: MA - New to Windows, help with brands

Since the new poster above mentioned soft lite, be sure you look at the Elements window. The Imperial Ls is a good window by soft lite as well. Those would be the two soft lite windows most pro’s recommend. Soft lites web site will list an Elements dealer in your area.
by masterext
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote Help
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Window Quote Help

you do NOT want a pocket sill. You DO want a foam filled chamber.
Being that you are in Ohio, you dont want the shgc too low. .26 - .30 is good in your region. Do not get triple silver, you simply dont need it unless you lived in Arizona or Texas.
by masterext
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2361

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Interior install is fine. No issues with that. As for capping, it doesnt actually seal the window, it just eliminates the need to paint and maintain the exterior window trim.
by masterext
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install temperature for Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Install temperature for Windows

Far too many homeowners focus on temperature for the install when in reality, you can install in zero degree weather although i would not want my installers doing that because im a nice guy.lol Most companies focus on one room at a time and keep doors closed which minimizes any discomfort on the par...
by masterext
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt

Okna and provia are best by a large margin. Reliabilt is way at the bottom.
by masterext
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2361

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

The Okna 600 will have a better air infiltration rating than the Endure and a better ( slightly) Ufactor.
by masterext
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2361

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Deluxe is doubl pane- .26 ufactor.. one thing that makes absolutely no sense to me is how the 500 and 600 would have the same structural rating of 50. If the 600 has structural reinforcement as well as 2 additional structural interlocks and the 500 does not, how in the world could the 600 not be at ...
by masterext
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2361

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

The handle on the 600 is very appealing to most. Same goes for the 800. As for reinforcement, it adds structural integrity to the window. The okna 600 also has an interlocking sill and interlocking header as well. The 800 also has these feautures. These upgrades are there for a reason and most high ...
by masterext
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 2361

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Not requiring any money down is extremely rare and i dont know of anyone who would ever think of doing that. I would never do that under any circumstance. Every company i know require 35-50% down. Just as i would never recommend going with a company because they have the lowest price, i would also n...