Search found 17 matches

by JonnySTL
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Marvin Elevate,Mezzo, Zen Nirvana and Sunrise Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Marvin Elevate,Mezzo, Zen Nirvana and Sunrise Restoration

One other thing to consider along with look and feel of the replacement window is their actual performance. Make sure you do your research on spacer, U values, SHGC, VT, CR, and Air Infiltration. A window can look nice and feel nice, but not accomplish it's #1 goal and that's keeping the elements ou...
by JonnySTL
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL

Hey there, Mailman, will try to answer the best I can here. On the grids, SDLs, we didn't even bother asking for a quote on them. Had researched grids before going in to get quotes, and Mrs. and I agreed we didn't want them. Then, knowing there was additional cost, made it even better. Old windows h...
by JonnySTL
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Provia Endure vs Aspect vs Soft-lite pro - Please help !!
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Provia Endure vs Aspect vs Soft-lite pro - Please help !!

Ok, so I just had a 18 (actually 16 with 2 on backorder) Endure windows installed and after reading your posts about Endure and Aspect being identical, had me scratching my head. I'm fortunate enough to have a 27" monitor and brought brochures up for each model side-by-side. Here's what I'm seeing: ...
by JonnySTL
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL

Just added some more pics to the gallery from the past 2 days. Absolutely a night and day difference as you can see from the pics. Still have 2 more to be replaced - 1 double hung with tempered glass that is taking a bit longer and 1 regular replacement. The 2nd replacement met an unfortunate demise...
by JonnySTL
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL

Very impressed so far with the install process and just the windows themselves. The installer got 6 of them done today, all upstairs where my kids bedrooms / distance learning room is. Wanted these done first before they come back here tomorrow. You could just tell this guy's been around the block a...
by JonnySTL
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL

Been about 7 weeks since we put the deposit down on the windows and the dealer just reached out this afternoon and they're ready to start installing tomorrow! Guess this is the kind of stuff you get super stoked about as you get older :D Will post up some before / install / after pics as well. Deale...
by JonnySTL
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Soft Lite Element vs Slocomb vs Window World?
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Re: Soft Lite Element vs Slocomb vs Window World?

Yeah, MI Windows are complete garbage. I'm in the process of replacing their contractor grade windows in my house and it's been overdue way too long. Things are literally falling apart from the inside out and they couldn't hold a slight breeze out. From all my research, Window World may not be much ...
by JonnySTL
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Sound abatement?
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Sound abatement?

Just remember, there's more than 1 way to skin a cat with trying to accomplish noise reduction. I believe glass thickness, double vs triple pane, and laminates / coverings for the glass can all factor in. Make sure to look at all your options and where the performance ratings shake out and then what...
by JonnySTL
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Old Window
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Old Window

From a consumer standpoint, I would just have the any dealers quote you with and without replacing the window and see what they say also. If you do your research on dealers locally (Google reviews, Angie's List, BBB, etc.), you'll quickly see which dealers are standup and which ones are blowing smok...
by JonnySTL
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL

Yes, price includes windows, install, taxes, and haul away of old windows. I'm right at $600 / window.
by JonnySTL
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Quote in Rhode Island
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Quote in Rhode Island

I was in a similar situation last month, trying to decide between Provia Endures and some other leading manufacturers / quotes, including Zen Nirvana / Lotus, Polaris Ultraweld, and Sunrise Restorations. I agree, Provia seems to offer a lot of bang for the buck. I did end up going with the Endures, ...
by JonnySTL
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Michigan window replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Michigan window replacement

I was in a similar situation looking at windows starting about 3-4 weeks ago. Had a chance to see a Polaris Ultraweld sample window and it is stout. Unfortunately, quote was about $6K higher (18 total windows) than similar performing windows, including Sunrise Restorations. It was a similar setup th...
by JonnySTL
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL

I ended up going with the Provia Endure windows this afternoon. Owner of the company and my sales rep both came out to do final measurements, walk me through everything, and of course collect a down payment! I fully get that the Restorations is a better window, but after some negotiation, not sure i...
by JonnySTL
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL

Quick question for the experts here. How important is single strength vs. doubles strength glass in dual pane double hung or slider windows? Just spent some time researching and get conflicting information. Looks like the Zen windows are double strength, the Endure is quoted as single strength, and ...
by JonnySTL
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Vinyl Replacement Windows in STL

Thanks for the feedback so far. While I'm not sure I would exactly call the Endure or any of these windows cheap, they all seem to be a definite upgrade to many of the big box store replacement windows and mid-grade stuff out there I've done research on. I'm currently going through a final round of ...