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by HomeSealed
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?

masterext wrote:No one on this board that i know of recommends simonton..
You'll find it in some of the Western region threads, as well as some older posts before today's best performers were as widely available.
by masterext
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?

No one on this board that i know of recommends simonton.. as far as andersen and pella, they are just well known brands with not so good performance ratings. The andersn woodwright 400 is ok in the looks department the whereas the andersen 400 “tilt wash” ...
by HomeSealed
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?

... Angies list, Google ratings etc for your local location. On the Andersen choice, I'd just clarify that I'm not of the opinion that they are crap. They are a fine choice as far as wood windows go. Their Renewal product and dealers are pretty universally disliked for ...
by rajd
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?

Thank you kindly for the information. I certainly agree that name recognition doesn't automatically mean good quality. I'm also not wed to any brand, I just want to make the best choice. I will attempt to find reputable installers in my area and get window recommendations from them. Again, thanks. -...
by HomeSealed
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?

Can't add much to Randy's post, very well stated. Here you will get recommendations based on real world experience along with objective performance data. Brand names are neither a positive or a negative.
by randy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?

First, since the professionals here are all specialize in replacement, we get to see firsthand what lasts and what doesn’t last; which windows hold up well and which windows do not. Second, most if not all of us, have sold and installed both of the brands mentioned at some point in our careers. ...
by rajd
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?

I'm about to replace 24 windows and want to make the best choice I can. After 4 estimates from Pella (250 series), VinylMax (Franklin), Polaris (private labeled to Universal Windows Direct), and Andersen (400 series) I am more confused than ever :) I've looked through the posts and ...
by thomase
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 5520

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

... and I understand that this is a forum dedicated to vinyl replacement windows, but am I making a mistake by not seriously considering wood or fiberglass ... When I started with this process, I just assumed I'd be going with an Andersen 400 window. The contractor I've been talking to regarding my ...
by thomase
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 5520

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

... (with the wife), during which they will offer a 5% discount if I commit. This is a little manipulative, although not nearly as bad as Renewal by Andersen and the like. If the product and install company is so great, it should stand on its own merits and they shouldn't need to resort to manipulative ...
by thomase
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 5520

Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

... and 2 are 23"x49"), and a 49"x48" picture window with Simonton 6500 windows. The estimate was $14,134, which seems WAY too high based on the ... The Home Depot consultant gave the estimate on-the-spot. Using Andersen 400 Tilt-Wash instead would be $23,900 (also from Home Depot). Both ...
by ctviggen1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)
Replies: 18
Views: 6355

Re: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)

... window assembly protrudes less than the Okna. The corners of the Okna windows look a bit cheesy and the wood finish on the Okna is not nearly as ... the Okna 800 series over the Marvin Integrity (both lines)/Infinity, Andersen A, 400 (tilt wash or woodwright). I don't have direct price comparisons ...
by ctviggen1
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)
Replies: 18
Views: 6355

Okna 500 vs 600 (or 800)

... close to deciding to buy Okna instead of Marvin/Integrity/Infinity or Andersen 400/A/Ultrex. I really like the Okna dealer in my town too. He recommends ... over the 500 series? I can't find any good comparison between these windows.
by ctviggen1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Possible to order Okna windows with HIGH (not low) SHGC?
Replies: 9
Views: 2512

Re: Possible to order Okna windows with HIGH (not low) SHGC?

... house much more livable, without a huge cost (not near the cost of the windows and doors, for instance). Anyway, I'll price out the triple pane ... include all the windows. I have a quote for about the same using Andersen 400 (tilt version, not woodwright) with front door and in law door ...
by ctviggen1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna replacement windows questions
Replies: 10
Views: 3047

Re: Okna windows questions + search function

... both. The house is located in Connecticut. I am going to see the Okna windows on this coming Saturday (went this past Saturday, but they were closed ... This is at the dealer in my town. I will then drive to a dealer with Andersen 400 Woodwright windows and Integrity (by Marvin) windows, and maybe ...
by ctviggen1
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna replacement windows questions
Replies: 10
Views: 3047

Okna replacement windows questions

We are looking to replace many windows and 5 doors (2 sliding/French) in our home. I have been getting quotes for Andersen 400 Woodwright and Marvin Integrity all ultrex or wood ultrex. However, I stumbled onto Okna windows ...