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by Randy
Fri May 31, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows Dallas area
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Replacement Windows Dallas area

The options for better vinyl windows are limited in DFW, unfortunately. Anlin’s pocket sill is always a non-starter for me. It’s a poor design that increases profitability for the manufacturer but serves the customer poorly. Burris TectView uses a sloped sill and it's a decent window, but I would lo...
by Randy
Tue May 21, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Which of these three windows to choose?
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Which of these three windows to choose?

I agree with HomeSealed. The Pella should be ruled out.
by Randy
Fri May 10, 2024 8:00 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Need help deciding on replacement windows — Austin, TX — ProVia vs Window World vs RbA
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Need help deciding on replacement windows — Austin, TX — ProVia vs Window World vs RbA

I haven’t done a job in Austin in over 5 years, however, I may consider expanding our reach to that area again.

To the OP, if you want to email me at: randy@ultrawindows.net, I would be happy to discuss the options with you.
by Randy
Sat May 04, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Best soundproofing option?
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Best soundproofing option?

Laminated is pretty much always the best option for noise reducing glass. There are others here much smarter than me on this, but if NT uses double strength glass on the outer and inner panes with single strength glass on the center pane, it could be pretty good as well. If all three panes are singl...
by Randy
Sat Apr 27, 2024 10:18 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Waiver for NT Twinsulator U-Factor?
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Waiver for NT Twinsulator U-Factor?

"The Milgard makes code in dual pane with a VLT of .57."

1. Is Milgard an option in Texas?

2. What specifically is the code where the OP lives?
by Randy
Sat Apr 27, 2024 8:24 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Waiver for NT Twinsulator U-Factor?
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Waiver for NT Twinsulator U-Factor?

To the OP, what Todd neglected to mention is that an aluminum window that meets code will require accepting a VT rating of .37 - .41. So if you're good with dark windows that greatly reduce the amount of light coming in, they might indeed be an option worth considering. From my experience, very few ...
by Randy
Fri Apr 26, 2024 4:05 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Waiver for NT Twinsulator U-Factor?
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Waiver for NT Twinsulator U-Factor?

I seriously doubt you would get a waiver unless you’re doing a remodel large enough to allow for offsets. Permits for window replacement in Texas are a revenue generator (permit purchase + increased property tax value) and a way for bureaucrats to exercise control over what homeowners do with their ...
by Randy
Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:31 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Major differences between NT Presidential and Wincore 5400 Windows? Contractor installed wrong windows...
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Major differences between NT Presidential and Wincore 5400 Windows? Contractor installed wrong windows...

The numbers are going to be fairly close in both windows as their both mid-grade products, but I’m not a fan of Wincore as the tolerances seem too sloppy in the units that I’ve seen. Of those two, I’d choose NT Presidential any day. That does not excuse the contractor for substituting windows on you...
by Randy
Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:59 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sash Lock style advantage/disadvantage (NT Windows)
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Sash Lock style advantage/disadvantage (NT Windows)

I never recommend auto locks, particularly here in Houston where the expansive soil cause our houses to shift throughout the seasons. They are always more troublesome than the standard cam locks, therefore I’d recommend sticking with the tried and true cam locks.
by Randy
Thu Mar 28, 2024 5:06 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Issues with Anlin Windows in Denver, Colorado
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Issues with Anlin Windows in Denver, Colorado

Just to add one more thing, I’m pretty sure that all of Anlin’s hung windows utilize a pocket sill with weep holes, which are usually bad about leaking air.
by Randy
Mon Mar 25, 2024 7:41 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Anyone with Okna almond windows?
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Anyone with Okna almond windows?

Thank you sir. I’m really blessed to have some great craftsmen!
by Randy
Mon Mar 25, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Anyone with Okna almond windows?
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Anyone with Okna almond windows?

Here’s another.
by Randy
Mon Mar 25, 2024 2:33 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Anyone with Okna almond windows?
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Anyone with Okna almond windows?

Here you go!
by Randy
Thu Feb 22, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Don Young 8200 vs Simonton Daylight Max
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Don Young 8200 vs Simonton Daylight Max

Best wishes with your project. Let us know how it all turns out.
by Randy
Tue Feb 20, 2024 4:53 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Don Young 8200 vs Simonton Daylight Max
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Don Young 8200 vs Simonton Daylight Max

If you don’t need to pass an inspection for energy code, Don Young’s 8200 would be my choice without hesitation.