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by JK-TN
Fri Sep 02, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

The composite window is phenomenal and does have slimmer lines. If you are considering going to the Starmark for the entire project I think that would very much be a worthwhile consideration, but if just for these PW's, not so much. The frame construction is generally less of a concern on a fixed u...
by JK-TN
Fri Sep 02, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

TheWindowNerd wrote: Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:30 pm If it were me I would just do the deluxe package.

Based on convert twin DH to 2 section slider , dd the easy slide.

I would stick with the 600 PW.
Thanks for your thoughts on the windows. I hadn't really thought much about the details/options until I narrowed down my window choices.
by JK-TN
Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

I'm getting closer to making my window purchase decision and I'm leaning heavily toward the Okna 600 due to all of the good feedback here and better understanding the tech specs. My local dealer offers the Heat Seal Deluxe as part of the standard quote. I can upgrade to the Sun Seal Deluxe for an ex...
by JK-TN
Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

You have three very good to excellent choices there, all priced fairly closely. You wouldn't go wrong with the Okna, Polaris, or the Elements. The Okna will have a slight advantage in performance and do so with slimmer lines (more glass) than the other two, so that would be my winner. I'd drop the ...
by JK-TN
Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

The potential for glass breakage probably has more to due with an accident or act of nature then owner usage. Bad bird strike, tree branch, of something out of weed whacker or lawnmower is what I've seen over the years. Of course we dealers can get a defective lite of glass with a small defect that...
by JK-TN
Thu Aug 25, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

I believe I have all of my competitive quality window quotes in now. Okna 600 is $34,600 total for the 31 double hung windows and 2 patio sliders. ProVia Endure is $30,200 for the same number of windows and doors. Polaris Ultraweld is $34,900 for the same number of windows and doors. Softlite Elemen...
by JK-TN
Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

TheWindowNerd: Thanks for the information. I was able to go by the Okna dealer's showroom today and see the 600 in person. It's a nice looking window and the patio door was very smooth sliding - so much better than my current old sliders. I have ProVia/Marvin dealer coming out tomorrow and I did fin...
by JK-TN
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

Maybe try pricing the Okna 500, still much better other 2. Not much info on the Legacy and there cut-away of the frame looks low end. I'm not sure if this dealer offers the 500 model, but I will ask so I can compare to the 600. Thanks for your thoughts on the Legacy window. All of the cut-aways loo...
by JK-TN
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

Looking at this as trying to justify the high price as being 2x's more than the low one is not good logic. You need to know where a median price for a good window from a good, reputable, established company would fall. From there you can determine the outlier(s) and weigh risk vs reward. How can yo...
by JK-TN
Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

masterext - I appreciate that advice. My search for window companies started by finding the highest rated ones in my area. I didn't understand the difference in window quality until I found this group and started doing a lot of reading. If I were to do it again, I would start with finding the best w...
by JK-TN
Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

DM is correct. Pricing raises and eyebrow to be certain. Just can't be done in our market with materials and labor prices where they are. That said.. The VK is certainly dated and finding information on their site is a bit like trying to locate a "buried treasure", but I don't see a 2X va...
by JK-TN
Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

Quote #2 seems like mid-90's pricing. A dealer couldn't purchase a quality window, materials, disposal, and wholesale labor for that pricing now in my area. They wouldn't turn a single penny profit. The OKNA Eco is the best engineered window in that group. That quote really surprised me. It's a loc...
by JK-TN
Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

Windows on Washington wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:38 am Unrelated question, but where in East TN are you located?
I'm in the Knoxville area.
by JK-TN
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 8865

Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

Hi, I'm new to the group and it's my first post here. I've read and learned a lot so far. I'm starting to get some quotes on replacing my aluminum windows and storm windows on my house. I have: 31 Double Hung Windows 2 - 6 Foot Patio Doors I'm getting quotes from a few of the best rated companies in...