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by toddinmn
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Trying to choose a patio door.
Replies: 12
Views: 2012

Re: Trying to choose a patio door.

If you go with the Polaris I would upgrade the screen frame to there heavy duty frame, I’d consider pet screen in any pet door,2 point and 3 point locking systems are common upgrades as well. Many of the locks can also be rekeyd to Schlage Keys
by toddinmn
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Milgard Style-line thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Re: Milgard Style-line thoughts?

Auto locks blow, and they don’t seal as tight.
by toddinmn
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-lite barrington or Polaris Ultraweld
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Soft-lite barrington or Polaris Ultraweld

I’d ask for a price on the Polaris Thermalweld plus if they are double hungs or sliders if casements they’ll be very similar in quality and performance.
by toddinmn
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Where to start????
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Where to start????

What other lines did the Okna dealer sell? I would explore that further.
by toddinmn
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Re: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside

Any of the 2 Soft-Lites would be my choice.
by toddinmn
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Re: Quote feedback requested: Sunrise, Kensington HPP, Alside

From those options I might just roll the dice with Alside. I say be patient and get a few more bids. Sub contractors are fine but I would request insurance information for them, not uncommon for the whole installing. Crew to be subs of subs, I’d want insurance info on the whole crew if they were wor...
by toddinmn
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Viplex Windows Warranty???
Replies: 9
Views: 5421

Re: Viplex Windows Warranty???

There are companies that specialize in replacing the glass in windows.
by toddinmn
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton vs. Sunrise
Replies: 18
Views: 3496

Re: Simonton vs. Sunrise

Ask any company for there most current air testing report and you may have a hard time getting it.
by toddinmn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton vs. Sunrise
Replies: 18
Views: 3496

Re: Simonton vs. Sunrise

I have never heard of an Okna dealer that promotes Simonton as the preferred brand, very odd.
The DP rating is about how the window performs in the tests WOW mentioned, it has not much to do with actual strength of the window. The Sunrise would be prone to warping with or without reinforcement.
by toddinmn
Tue May 22, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window installation warranty question
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Window installation warranty question

Warranties are often just a sales tool, there are many more important things then warranty to consider 1st.Take a look at the warranties through out any industry and you will see that warranties often have nothing to do with longevity, quality, or reliability .
by toddinmn
Sat May 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Replacement Windows- Please Help! Sunrise vs. MI
Replies: 9
Views: 1876

Re: Replacement Windows- Please Help! Sunrise vs. MI

That price is very low, Window World does like to add add-on cost for everything to keep there base price low and are not known for there quality. Details are very important especially in a full frame install.
by toddinmn
Sat May 12, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window quote opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: Window quote opinions

The pricing is very fair, sounds like you’ll appreciate a quality window.
by toddinmn
Fri May 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna with PVC trim?
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Okna with PVC trim?

These would be great questions to ask your installer?
There would be no performance benefit. Adding brick mold typically does not reduce glass size since it would sit against the sheathing .
by toddinmn
Fri May 11, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Provia vs Sunrise
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Re: Provia vs Sunrise

I’d say 2 or 3 with the Provia. The Sunrise is prone to sagging until they put reinforcement in all the rails, sills and headers.
by toddinmn
Fri May 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Large picture window glass flex
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: Large picture window glass flex

The elasticity of Glass does not change with tempering, it flexes the same amount as annealed glass if the thickness is the same. I’m no expert on glass but it took me less then a minute to google the answer, hate it when people try to blow smoke where it doesn’t belong.