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by Randy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Solace patio door is it the same as sunrise restorations?
Replies: 21
Views: 282

Re: Solace patio door is it the same as sunrise restorations?

Marvin products are great, but they're not top of the line when it comes to efficiency or air/water tightness. Sunrise's patio door would outperform Marvin in these areas.
by Randy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Vinyl vs Aluminum
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Vinyl vs Aluminum

A good thermally-broken aluminum window will hold up better than vinyl, long-term. They will also provide you with narrower frames and maximum glass space. The downsides are higher U-Values and cost.
by Randy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Recommendations for modern style picture windows in Austin, TX?
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Recommendations for modern style picture windows in Austin, TX?

Andersen’s 100 series is not a low-profile window, but it’s a good product.
Marvin’s Essential is the best of the bunch by a wide margin, if it’s in the budget.
Sunrise has dealers in the Austin area, I believe. You might try contacting them as they make a nice vinyl window.
by Randy
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Install Method
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Install Method

Is the exterior cladding siding, brick, rock or stucco?
by Randy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Help with Austin TX Window Replacement Quotes /Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Help with Austin TX Window Replacement Quotes /Suggestions

NT’s Presidential, Energy Master or Executive lines - any of them will be better than what you’ve seen so far. I’d get two quotes from different contractors. Keep in mind, this is not a premium product, it’s a mid-grade IMO.
by Randy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: So many choices in DFW
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: So many choices in DFW

Yeah, that’s a really large window. After reviewing the website and info provided, it’s looks like an average window. The Structural and Thermal Performance doesn’t provide much info. For instance, under U-Factor/Air, it only lists the U-Factor. You might ask them what the Air Leakage rating is. If ...
by Randy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: So many choices in DFW
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: So many choices in DFW

Sure thing, wish I could offer more. I just haven’t done much research into what window Brennon’s and Clarity are rebranding. Best wishes with the project.
by Randy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: So many choices in DFW
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: So many choices in DFW

Of course I would avoid RBA, and I’m not a fan of Thermal Windows or Conservation Construction either either. I’ve heard good things about Brennon’s, although I can’t vouch for them personally. I know nothing about Clarity, other than they advertise on the radio in the DFW market like crazy. Sunrise...
by Randy
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: DFW windows, lost in the options
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: DFW windows, lost in the options

I’m not a fan of thick vinyl windows either, but they have to be fairly beefy if you want them to endure. Thin framed vinyl windows are flimsy and will warp and bow in the heat in no time. Best brand you have access to in DFW is Sunrise. Wouldn’t recommend Reliabilt at all. Thermally-broken aluminum...
by Randy
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Don Young Aluminum Windows for DFW
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Don Young Aluminum Windows for DFW

I agree with everything WoW said, and will add that U-Value isn’t the be-all end-all on efficiency. For instance, Don Young’s 8200 series has an Air Leakage rating of .03 and that’s far superior to 90% of the vinyl windows sold in this state that leak like a sieve. Additionally, because Texas homeow...
by Randy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Replacement window quotes in Austin TX
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Replacement window quotes in Austin TX

Are the Angie’s List negative reviews on the NT Presidential window specifically, or are they on the contractor who sold and installed the window to the homeowner? Texas is a big state with big gaps in product availability. I don’t know any dealers in Austin, San Antonio or DFW to recommend. Sunrise...
by Randy
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Analysis Paralysis - New Construction Windows for our forever home (TX)
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Analysis Paralysis - New Construction Windows for our forever home (TX)

Don Young’s vinyl is pretty equal with Burris to my mind. Sunrise makes one of the nicest casements in the industry. Hopefully you can get a quote on those.
by Randy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: NT Twinsulator vs DY 8200
Replies: 6
Views: 944

Re: NT Twinsulator vs DY 8200

I’ve sold both and prefer the Don Young for several reasons.

1. Don Young has always provided great service for me.

2. Don Young’s frame seems a bit stronger.

3. The sash latching system on NT is an eyesore.
by Randy
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: American window systems
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: American window systems

I think NT makes a decent mid-grade window. You might get another quote, just to make sure the pricing is fair.
by Randy
Fri May 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: American window systems
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: American window systems

I’m not familiar with them. After looking at their website, it appears that they sell a gimmicky window. To the OP, be aware that if they’re offering you the triple pane, super-duper efficient model, the Visible Light Transmittance will be very low, reducing the amount of light that comes in tremend...