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by HomeSealed
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Decreased Energy Savings?
Replies: 17
Views: 4916

Re: Decreased Energy Savings?

I guarantee that you will not experience an energy loss, you probably won't save a ton either, but you WILL NOT experience a loss. This isn't the arctic circle where you need a really high SHGC, we have our good share of warmer weather as well.
by HomeSealed
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: PELLA LAWSUIT (Pella vs Anderson vs Marvins)
Replies: 19
Views: 9884

Re: PELLA LAWSUIT (Pella vs Anderson vs Marvins)

I agree that the Marvin's are the best of the bunch, however if price is an issue, the Pella architect series (850) is actually not that bad IMO. Their Pro-line is a disgrace, but I have installed the 850's with no complaints... Just don't expect good customer service if any issues do arise.
by HomeSealed
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: new vinyl window comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

Re: new vinyl window comparison

Not sure why you are very interested in the Amerimax. I don't have first hand experience, but I have not heard good things. Out of the choices that you mentioned, go with a higher end Simonton.
by HomeSealed
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Alside Berkshire Windows--any thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2571

Re: Alside Berkshire Windows--any thoughts

As stated above, the Revere Berkshire is a re-labeled Alside Excalibur. It is Alside's mid grade offering, and their cheapest window that meets tax credit requirements. You could do worse than this product, just understand that it is by no-means a premium window.
by HomeSealed
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Any Tax Credit Hiccups?
Replies: 10
Views: 2983

Re: Any Tax Credit Hiccups?

I think that 20-25% probably is reasonable, however 5% could be reasonable as well. I think the key is being able to back up your "product-only" pricing with the list prices. The IRS has no control over how I set my price structure. If I choose to offer free labor as a promotion because I make a suf...
by HomeSealed
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Wisconsin Window Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 5391

Re: Wisconsin Window Advice

The windows you mentioned so far are sold through dealers. If you want someone who manufacturers and installs they're own windows then Stanek is a good window to look at. It is also the highest structurally rated window on the market with a DP=70 for the double-hung. Labor, installation, and materi...
by HomeSealed
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: At What Point do you say...the Excalibur is a better window
Replies: 6
Views: 2132

Re: At What Point do you say...the Excalibur is a better window

I'm not a huge fan of the excalibur, but you are giving some misinformation. The excalibur is never foam filled, and it does use the the intercept spacer, although it might be different for the tax credit package. I will agree though that $200 more for the softlite is not a bad deal. In the Milwauke...