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by Delaware Mike
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 800 lift rail -- how far does it stick out?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Okna 800 lift rail -- how far does it stick out?

They don't stick out really any further than the vinyl lift rail on any other random vinyl DH bottom sash. I had a homeowner totally think that these things wouldn't allow her to keep her electric candles atop her stool by interference with the 800 metal lift handles. I showed her that it wouldn't b...
by Delaware Mike
Sun May 30, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacing original vinyl construction windows
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Replacing original vinyl construction windows

Accurate advice from Todd. The Envirostar 800 does have the option from OKNA to be as a new construction flanged unit by OKNA sending out 14' lengths of field cut and applied nailing flanges. One has to purchase them with the windows per piece and that might add about $25 max per window plus the 30-...
by Delaware Mike
Sun May 23, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Advice on Replacement Window Quotes
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Advice on Replacement Window Quotes

If you're close to, and they service your area, I highly suggest reaching out to Windows on Washington. You would be in the best of hands with them.
by Delaware Mike
Thu May 13, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Window Newbie feeling lost
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Replacement Window Newbie feeling lost

Not a fan of Pella vinyl. You can do much better.
by Delaware Mike
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Cottage style windows
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Cottage style windows

Larger sash to tilt in for cleaning which is more awkward unless you're cleaning the exterior glass from the exterior of the house. There is a small upcharge from equal sash double hung units. Meeting rail alignment on exterior shutters should align correctly on sashes of the windows.
by Delaware Mike
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sunrise vs Great Lakes- Help
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Sunrise vs Great Lakes- Help

CR is correct. I was super tired and had a typo. I don't get into passive solar specifically designed glass as no one has ever reached out to me with a house designed for passive glass winter solar heating. Oberon is the glass guru here. My only window that glazes with Cardinal is Sunrise and I've n...
by Delaware Mike
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sunrise vs Great Lakes- Help
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Sunrise vs Great Lakes- Help

366 is Cardinal's solar control glass package. It's well known amongst us window geeks with Cardinal being the king of the hill in glass. You are correct on all the surfaces and ProVia stuff. Most of us don't care for the surface #4 hardcoats. Lowers the CD rating too much. Some of the newer two sto...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sunrise vs Great Lakes- Help
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Sunrise vs Great Lakes- Help

ProVia's default glazing option without a dealer changing to what it should be for most of the country is their "DLA-UV" which is a solar control low-e package. Thus, you have the lower SHGC. That number jumps right where it should be for typical heating/cooling climate when the dealer sel...
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: 359

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: 21
Views: 1379

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: 39
Views: 2711

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: 590

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: 39
Views: 2711

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: 1411

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: 4008

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...