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by Delaware Mike
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: New front door + sliding glass doors - Opinions?
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: New front door + sliding glass doors - Opinions?

ProVia makes a nice patio slider, we do them from time to time. I feel OKNA and Sunrise have a slightly better design in regards to vinyl sliders along with better pricing and value.
by Delaware Mike
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Seeking advice on replacement of Dual-Glazed Glass Panels only
Replies: 15
Views: 686

Re: Seeking advice on replacement of Dual-Glazed Glass Panels only

As opposed to glazing via double-siding glazing tape in factory controlled conditions by experienced glazing staff, us field guys will remove the old glazing tape or glazing sealant as much as possible with scraping and prepping the mating surfaces with product like denatured alcohol, and then we pr...
by Delaware Mike
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Thoughts on Replacement Quotes Central Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Thoughts on Replacement Quotes Central Ohio

Sunrise makes a much better casement than ProVia in regards to vinyl.
by Delaware Mike
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Bonus Room Replacement Windows; Cheap vs Expensive
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Bonus Room Replacement Windows; Cheap vs Expensive

I would steer clear of the American Craftsman (Silverline) junk. It's a 10-year window at best. And it's blue-white in it's vinyl extrusion color which makes it even uglier when you try to paint anything white on the inside. I've seen too many of them experience seal failure and the lock actuators f...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Provia Endure vs Aspect vs Soft-lite pro - Please help !!
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Provia Endure vs Aspect vs Soft-lite pro - Please help !!

I prefer the Endure over the Aspect. I did a single Aspect for a friend's mother a few months back as she had a damaged window and ProVia had the fastest turn around. I optioned the constant force balance in it thinking her being a senior would find it smoother and easier to operate. It was the tota...
by Delaware Mike
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Question for Delaware Mike
Replies: 6
Views: 3237

Re: Question for Delaware Mike

Windows on Washington serves your area and that would be my best advice you. Top notch outfit.
by Delaware Mike
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Question for Delaware Mike
Replies: 6
Views: 3237

Re: Question for Delaware Mike

Hi Grayson, I'm sorry, I don't really do Maryland these days. How far are you from the Delaware Memorial Bridge?
by Delaware Mike
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: New construction windows
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: New construction windows

The sizing in regard to the height should be determined from the rough sill to the header from interior. You want to have enough room to level, square, and plumb, plus get spray foam around sides and head gap to the R/O. I like about 1/2" gap for that. Sizing may depend on what is going on with the ...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Replacing current windows with smaller windows
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Replacing current windows with smaller windows

I would not advise that unless you want to make the house devalued and a complete abomination.
by Delaware Mike
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Negotiation required for replacement windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: Negotiation required for replacement windows?

Did this dealer send out a sales rep, or was it an owner/operator? Did they show you higher price than that as their "normal" pricing and then come up with all kinds of "day of demo" discounts to come to that price?
by Delaware Mike
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Atlanta Replacement Windows - Okna vs Sunrise and Brickmould Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 9954

Re: Atlanta Replacement Windows - Okna vs Sunrise and Brickmould Questions

Flanged full frame replacements will typically have a deeper jamb depth for the hanging of mini blinds off/in the head jamb than with filling a wood window pocket with an insert/replacement window. I like blinds hanging there verses on the face of the casings when it make sense.
by Delaware Mike
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Would you trust rebranded Oknas?
Replies: 13
Views: 8289

Re: Would you trust rebranded Oknas?

dbraden, sorry that you're not able to get the pricing point from the OKNA dealer in your area. Where I'm at, we OKNA dealers seem to be all around the same general price point give or take. I have four other dealers all within 30-45 minutes of my business. I don't know all of the dealers, but there...
by Delaware Mike
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Would you trust rebranded Oknas?
Replies: 13
Views: 8289

Re: Would you trust rebranded Oknas?

It's pretty common. I wouldn't worry. That's pretty much the going rate for the Restorations around my parts, but I think that you're on to something with the OKNA product.
by Delaware Mike
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Comparing Quotes.. Can't decide!
Replies: 15
Views: 10581

Re: Comparing Quotes.. Can't decide!

The Vanguard series also gives the homeowner the lifetime accidental glass breakage warranty which includes screens too over regular Sunrise. Modern "Duo-Tech" style locks with tilts built-in are pretty sleek in deed and generally well received in the market. I wouldn't do so far to refer to the Van...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Integrated J Channel - New vs Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 7100

Re: Integrated J Channel - New vs Replacement

We have a lot of situations in which the homeowners have shutters really close together and cutting back siding and adding trim boards will allow the shutters to be re-positioned together closer, thus an express/downsized window or same sized window must be opted without adding capped trim boards or...