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by Cyclone
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

Thank you WoW! Guess I have a weekend project for sometime over the next two months. Thankfully only the three lower-level front-facing windows have lentils like that, so not much to paint. The four windows upstairs butt up to the soffits and the other three sides having vinyl siding instead of brick.
by Cyclone
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

I would not have not capped lintels on your house. Not a fan of capping the lentils like Mike added. It can be an issue long term depending on the home. Bingo on the lintels. Those shouldn't be capped. In most cases they are all caulked and painted with several coats etc so they may not be the end ...
by Cyclone
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Window Research
Replies: 21
Views: 7957

Re: Replacement Window Research

Windows on Washington wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:46 am Why do you want full screens by the way?
In my case, I want full screens because my cats enjoy perching on the sill at times. Is there a particular reason not to get full screens?
by Cyclone
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

Does anyone know offhand what the thickness of edge-to-glass of the Imperial Elite and Pro/Classic Plus are? I’ve still been debating back and forth on whether to splurge for the Imperial Elite. I know it is definitely considered a better window, but my concern is loss of glass with the Imperial LS/...
by Cyclone
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

I definitely will report back how things go and I will still continue looking for more reviews and neighbors that have used these other companies to get their first-hand thoughts. I agree that 2.5 years isn’t long. From what I could find, the Pella Symphony isn’t quite the window some of the others ...
by Cyclone
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

Thank you HomeSealed. I had looked at NextDoor and Yelp predominantly, but now looked at the BBB as well. Company # - - - - - - - - 1 = 3.53/5 stars, 15/40 complaints in past 1-year/3-years, 59 reviews. Complaints were about poor installation, problems with service, but only two of the complaints we...
by Cyclone
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

Thank you Todd. I appreciate it. It is crazy how Charlotte neighborhoods are set up. On my street, the median house price is $250k, with mine being higher for having a garage + basement (vs. one or none) and not being split-level. The two streets behind me are part of the same sub-development and pr...
by Cyclone
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

To be clear, I wasn’t looking for a pat on the back. I was just circling around for closure (and will update again post-installation). They seemed to be the best of bad choices. The first was $1k/window for Slocomb 677s. Expensive for sure, but if the installation quality was there, I would pay the ...
by Cyclone
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

To circle around on this for folks in the future (I hate when threads are left out in limbo), I made my decision today. I went to a few neighbors that recently had their windows done, saw them first-hand, and reached out a window company in another area that gave me their recommended installer for m...
by Cyclone
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

Thank you Eddie. That seems rather harsh, but perhaps my local location is above average for the franchises or they’ve changed over the years. I’ve reached out to three people via NextDoor in my neighborhood that were very happy with them. I’ve read a number of reviews about them. However, I try to ...
by Cyclone
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

So today I had another local, highly-recommended company come out. It wasn't bad, but there were some things I didn't like about the sale presentation. The salesman spent a lot of time comparing themselves to Pella and Renewal By Anderson, when up front I told him I wasn't even considering those com...
by Cyclone
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

Thank you HomeSealed, Wayne, Mike, and Randy. They got back to me this morning with there being an $1,930 uncharge to go to Imperial LS from either the Classic Plus Double-Pane or the Pro Triple-Pane. An extra charge to be sure, but it seems the consensus is that there is a great value improvement m...
by Cyclone
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

The third quote company is continuing to impress me. It’s 5:45 pm local and within 10 minutes I got an email reply to my question. That is the $710/window quote I had provided. I didn’t realize the Imperial would block more of the glass. One of the things I didn’t like about the Norandex is the low ...
by Cyclone
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

I had thought that seemed odd with that last quote. Like you stated, I wouldn’t have been surprised if he said he also works with X or Y I didn’t like what Alside offered, but to just say you work with anyone made it feel like hiring a random helper to install windows I buy elsewhere vs. someone who...
by Cyclone
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 40
Views: 20833

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

And as I was writing the above reply, a fourth quote came in. They did mention "we are not tied to any one window brand, so if you are interested in something else, please ask." - Alside Mezzo - in business 20+ years - Alside Lifetime (30 year) warranty product and glass breakage warranty,...