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by evan_ct
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 1820

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

Laminated Okna 800 Double Hung came in at $500 each. The Kolbe Forgent with offset glass are $475 each. The Sunrise NRG are over $600. All approximately the same energy performance. I plan on going for the Okna 800 laminated for the bedroom windows, then likely Okna 600/800 triple pane for others. I...
by evan_ct
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 1820

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

Their warranty doesn't appear to state any exclusions or changes for laminated glass. On the topic of warranties, I'm also interested in getting a sliding patio door replaced. I'm thinking of getting blinds in the glass, but every manufacturer's warranty that I've found states that adding the blinds...
by evan_ct
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 1820

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

I can tell you with 100% certainty that these can be installed as pockets. I can also tell you why your contractor friend thinks that they can't, and that is because they don't have interior stops that are easily removable. This is a common misconception for a DIY-type, or even a trades-person that...
by evan_ct
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 1820

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

Talked to my "local" Sunrise dealer and he said he's only familiar with Sunrise Essential, which I believe I've read is not great. He also said he's not really familiar with how NRG works or how it's physically incorporated with the window (I had to explain how it's dissimilar glass). So f...
by evan_ct
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 1820

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

Thank you all for your feedback and info, this has been really helpful. New Construction vs Replacement Regarding the new construction option, I'm personally not worried that my friend is scamming me or anything; he's done other great work for me and the cost has been reasonable. I'm more concerned ...
by evan_ct
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 1820

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

Thank you so much for the replies and feedback! I will discuss the options more with him and see if it's more of just a personal preference and if inserts would work. I am personally unfamiliar with the installation process so I should probably educate myself further as well. I think I will also get...
by evan_ct
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 1820

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

Any particular reason you want to do new construction over an insert? The snap in nailing fins work really well. You just have to know how to use and install them. I'm just going by what my contractor friend told me. He said it needed to be new construction with a nailing fin to work. I'm sure it's...
by evan_ct
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 1820

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

Looks like 2 of the files didn't go through on the last post.
by evan_ct
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 1820

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

Depending on what the dealer is set up with you could do Okna 6600 and even 800 ( if you want a fin install, they have a snap in fin available). Thanks for the quick reply and feedback. I'm waiting to hear back from my current supplier on the snap fin availability, but in the meantime I contacted a...
by evan_ct
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 1820

Replacement Windows in Connecticut

I've been browsing this forum quite a bit and learning a lot, but I wanted to post here to ask about my specific situation. I live in Connecticut and want to replace some windows in my home: - 6 double-hung 34" x 51" - 1 "double" double-hung 68" x 51" (possibly changing...