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by toddinmn
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: ProVia, OKNA, Simonton, or Reliabilt

The ProVia seems way to low and the Okna seems way high. I get the feeling I am missing something.
by toddinmn
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 3700

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Because Okna said so.
by toddinmn
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 3700

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Seems I am having problems reading between the lines.
I’d say the installation and the company are the cake, the Okna would be the icing.
by toddinmn
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 3700

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Just because the Simonton is an older design does not mean it it is made from a lower grade of vinyl or. Is using cheap parts, I do not see it’s performance shrinking anymore than the Okna or some other top performer. I would understand decreasing performance with the Sunrise as the frame and the sa...
by toddinmn
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 3700

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

It offers better thermal performance , opinions will difffer on the durability vs the other spacers used.
by toddinmn
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 3700

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

If you’re budget is that tight I would have no problem with the 5500. Putting it in the category of “some “ builder grade junk is a bit harsh and incorrect IMO.
by toddinmn
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 3700

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Money down is normal with most, windows are special ordered and non refundable in most cases.
by toddinmn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Fortis of Potomac?
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: Fortis of Potomac?

Does the price include capping the exterior trim?
by toddinmn
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Two quotes so far
Replies: 26
Views: 3308

Re: Two quotes so far

They are built on the same extrusion?
by toddinmn
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Two quotes so far
Replies: 26
Views: 3308

Re: Two quotes so far

I’m only familiar with the Polaris, might have to stop by Th e ProVia dealer to have a hands on look.
by toddinmn
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Two quotes so far
Replies: 26
Views: 3308

Re: Two quotes so far

Maybe I’m wrong, I thought they both based on the same extrusions. Looks like a nice window regardless.
by toddinmn
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: North Texas Window Question

Seems they left out many steps in the actual setting of the window, This makes it hard to analyze . I would eliminate anyone that would not use foam in this type of install. Fiberglass will eventually take on moisture and will not seal air .like Randy said , there should be shims behind the screws, ...
by toddinmn
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Two quotes so far
Replies: 26
Views: 3308

Re: Two quotes so far

The Pro-Via Endure is pretty much the same window as the Thermalweld Plus.