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by Delaware Mike
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Inserts or Full Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Inserts or Full Replacement

If you're doing new siding along with the windows, I'd do full-frame flanged new construction. If not, just replacement inserts. Those look like random Andersen knock-off narrow frame wood/PVC clad builder's grade windows. The exterior frame is very "narrowline" profiled with loosely fit v...
by Delaware Mike
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sunrise vs Great Lakes- Help
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Sunrise vs Great Lakes- Help

How is the Great Lakes model .03 better in the overall u-factor? If they're both glazing with double and stainless spacers with similar low-e, their u-factor should be virtually identical? A good Sunrise installer will shim and screw their narrow frame in which it will not sag, but good luck finding...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 37
Views: 1178

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

SL Imperial or Elements bottom sash edge of frame to start of glass is 3 11/16". Random older platforms such as Barrington, Imperial Classic or Pro would be 2 13/16". Top sash on their units features more glass as their platforms don't have equal sightlines. Those old Andersen Narrowline's...
by Delaware Mike
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sunrise window price increase
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Sunrise window price increase

I didn't get the notice yet, but I've heard a big price jump is coming from a few larger Sunrise dealers that I communicate with. It's like every thing in construction right now. Insane. It seems like most of the manufacturing facilities cannot attack enough employees in our country. I don't underst...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 37
Views: 1178

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

If a window salesman where to show someone a double-hung hand sample as a SL Classic/Pro with an Elements or Imperial side by side, one would see the slightly more robust much better frame and sash design along with the the glass loss. However, if you saw the full "real world" sizes of act...
by Delaware Mike
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: 1989 Andersen Windows (low e?)
Replies: 18
Views: 634

Re: 1989 Andersen Windows (low e?)

I'm so old that I remember being in 8th grade and my school toured the old GM auto plant in Wilmington Delaware. They're were building the Citation there and we saw some of the process. What a pile of junk. No wonder the door was opened so wide for Honda and Toyota to come in and kick our tails. Tha...
by Delaware Mike
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA
Replies: 54
Views: 2348

Re: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA

This is a little unrelated and not to beat a dead horse, but Window Wizards did a ton of installs in my area. They had a location just over the bridge from in Delaware where a lot of locals passed by for about 25-years. I've seen things from coming in behind them that would make the hair on the back...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window mfg identofication
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Window mfg identofication

That's an old Accu-Weld Epoch 2300 that was made under a private label for Window Wizards. Accu-Weld was sold to Haddon Industries which sunk real fast in 2008. You cannot get a replacement sash for that cocoa window. I have a homeowner with the exact same windows and labels. We are replacing a few ...
by Delaware Mike
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA
Replies: 54
Views: 2348

Re: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA

The EcoLite series doesn't fall into a "good, better, best" line up like what you may typically see from a window manufacturer. There is a substantial drop off from the Endure and Aspect to that Ecolite. I've installed all three series and can tell you that first hand. It's not even someth...
by Delaware Mike
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA
Replies: 54
Views: 2348

Re: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA

That Ecolite isn't remotely close in quality and engineering design to the OKNA 500 series. Night and day. I've only installed them once to a non-conditioned garage accompanying some ProVia doors and was very disappointed with them. Window World are mostly franchises with MI/Alside window products b...
by Delaware Mike
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA
Replies: 54
Views: 2348

Re: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA

I'm a ProVia and OKNA guy and I've never heard of a "silver" package from ProVia. It must be their version of a rename -private label? I hope it's at least the Aspect series and not ProVia's Ecolite which is not very good. The performance stats on the ProVia look like a window from 2001? I...
by Delaware Mike
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Help deciding on vinyl replacement windows
Replies: 17
Views: 867

Re: Help deciding on vinyl replacement windows

Nothing really wrong with the Pro. It's very, very, "vanilla" from a visual aspect. Older platform from SL. It has a nice sill and has a narrow sash vinyl profile. They work nicely and and if your main concern is the most from the least investment, I think you will not be unhappy with them...
by Delaware Mike
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna Window Price Increase? (Northern IL)
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Okna Window Price Increase? (Northern IL)

I think the dealer had an impossible to maintain price back in 2018. That was at least $150 below virtually every single OKNA dealers absolute lowest price. I would see that window between $800 and $900 in the Philly region and many dealers are even more. I would expect a black exterior to add quite...
by Delaware Mike
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Picking windows
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Picking windows

Homesealed is correct. That 7500 is the nicest window out there now. You will like the Vanguard and the Sunrise warranty is outstanding, probably the very best in the entire window industry on planet earth, and transferable to the new owners of the property!
by Delaware Mike
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Picking windows
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Picking windows

I like them all. I'm not sure how the Heatmirror on the Quantum 2 is holding up long term? If you have larger DH's in regard to width, the sill will be much stronger on the Starmark over the Vanguard. I like the Vanguard price though, it's a window I've been installing since 2006 with great success ...