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by Oberon
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: CGI vs. PGT
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: CGI vs. PGT

PGT owns CGI, they acquired them several years ago. Both companies do have more than one line, but I don't know enough about either to comment on quality differences between their different offerings. PGT is the 800lb gorilla in the florida window market and I would suggest that they didn't get thei...
by Oberon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: American Craftsman
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: American Craftsman

Unfortunately, lower cost and impact window are simply not synonymous. As I mentioned previously, anyone can build an impact window that will pass testing IF they are willing to throw dollars at it. Doesn't necessarily make it a good window, but it does make it an expensive window. How many windows ...
by Oberon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: American Craftsman
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: American Craftsman

American Craftsman is a rebranded SilverLine bottom of the barrel window that I would never recommend for any purpose. Andersen did own silverline for a relatively short time because upper management wanted to get into mass production vinyl market and silverline is profitable, if not quality. Eventu...
by Oberon
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Im Lost
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Im Lost

PGT is the 800 lb gorilla in the florida impact market. Start with them; make them your baseline as you begin your search. Make a list of your most important considerations; price, quality, materials, so on...then look at other companies and compare them to the PGT offerings - are they better in som...
by Oberon
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Whats The Difference?
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Whats The Difference?

Are you replacing existing windows or is this new construction?
Who have you talked with so far?
Do you have a particular window company that you are interested in?
by Oberon
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Whats The Difference?
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Whats The Difference?

Potentially yes, but it also might depend on what you are looking for and what you are trying to achieve. In some cases the difference may be no more than fancy bells and whistles, but in others it may be the difference between barely passing and sailing through. A Corvette and a Corvair are both ca...
by Oberon
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: three pane versus two pane
Replies: 11
Views: 4227

Re: three pane versus two pane

Okay, that makes sense
thanks Eric
by Oberon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: three pane versus two pane
Replies: 11
Views: 4227

Re: three pane versus two pane

I am not disagreeing with your comment, but I am puzzled why you would open a 10 year old thread to make it?
by Oberon
Mon May 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Which window to buy in Western Mass.
Replies: 24
Views: 1322

Re: Which window to buy in Western Mass.

Great advice above, but I am going to hijack the thread for a bit to discuss window design pressure (DP). My apologies up front but I think that DP may not be quite as well understood as other window measurements such as VT, AI, R and U values, and SHGC.... DP is based entirely on structural perform...
by Oberon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Sunrise Restoration Windows
Replies: 16
Views: 6903

Re: Sunrise Restoration Windows

I am going to get way off topic here, but I am a nerd and haven't done it in way too long... GuyFromVa, my apologies ahead of time! When we are born, we are able to hear roughly 20 to 20,000hz, but we tend to lose our sensitivity to higher frequencies as we get older. In general we are most sensitiv...
by Oberon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Spacers
Topic: DURALITE/DURASEAL VS SUPER SPACER
Replies: 16
Views: 26793

Re: DURALITE/DURASEAL VS SUPER SPACER

Thank you!

I have been crazy busy, so not nearly as much chance to visit as I would like.

its always great to come in here and read the discussions.

what a wealth of knowledge in this forum!

:D
by Oberon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Spacers
Topic: DURALITE/DURASEAL VS SUPER SPACER
Replies: 16
Views: 26793

Re: DURALITE/DURASEAL VS SUPER SPACER

And since Quanex owns both superspacer and duralite you won't see much debate, at least in advertising, over which one is superior versus the other. :roll:
by Oberon
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Aaarr the ole' chestnut....triple v double v laminate v etc
Replies: 5
Views: 3290

Re: Aaarr the ole' chestnut....triple v double v laminate v etc

As usual I am late to the party, I hope not too late. garjobo, the 6.4mm laminate is likely to be 3.0 glass/.38pvb interlayer/3.0mm glass. I would personally prefer .76 pvb for sound applications, but .38 is more the standard in Euro while .76 is usually the minimum thickness in North America. Despi...
by Oberon
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Triple Pane too heavy casement Vinyl (Soft-Lite Imperial LS?
Replies: 15
Views: 16674

Re: Triple Pane too heavy casement Vinyl (Soft-Lite Imperial LS?

Guy wrote:Hey Oberon! Long time my friend. Hope life is treating you well
Hey it has been way too long Guy!!

I am doing great, thanks.

what about you, how are things in your world?
by Oberon
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Triple Pane too heavy casement Vinyl (Soft-Lite Imperial LS?
Replies: 15
Views: 16674

Re: Triple Pane too heavy casement Vinyl (Soft-Lite Imperial LS?

You folks are nuts too! :lol: :lol: :lol: sometimes I wonder that myself! I have lived in Hawaii, Florida, Bermuda, and California, (among other places) and when its below zero and the wind is blowing I ask myself, "what the %$#@ am I doing here???" But like Guy said, the fall months (or weeks some...