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by Randy
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement windows for a house built in 1900
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Replacement windows for a house built in 1900

Wow, Champion dropped their shorts on that one!

Look for Sunrise, Soft-lite or Polaris dealers that service your area. They probably won't be less than the Champion price, but they'll be a better window, and hopefully won't play such ridiculous pricing games with you.
by Randy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Marvin Essential questionable quality
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Marvin Essential questionable quality

All is good here Wayne. Hope you and your family are well!
by Randy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Marvin Essential questionable quality
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Marvin Essential questionable quality

Not enough of the window in the photo to tell whether it's racked or not. The Essentials line more prone to that problem than the Elevate series. The installer could have caused the separation, or it could be a production issue. In either case, as the Nerd said, it should be sealed (caulked) and wil...
by Randy
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Ordering Soft-lite Elements
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Ordering Soft-lite Elements

Go with the Imperial LS. The difference between .01 and .02 is negligible, and in all likelihood, attributable primarily to rounding.
by Randy
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Apples to Oranges Window Comparison
Replies: 5
Views: 3957

Re: Apples to Oranges Window Comparison

Doesn’t HomeSealed serve the Chicago market now? If he does, I would highly recommend contacting him for a quote. You won’t find a more professional, service oriented company. As to the window brands, both are highly rated and solid choices. The first contractor is wrong to casually dismiss triple p...
by Randy
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: DFW Window Replacement help
Replies: 3
Views: 3110

Re: DFW Window Replacement help

NT is a good choice for a solid mid-grade vinyl window in the DFW area. I prefer the Presidential or Energy Master lines, but the Executive isn’t bad.
by Randy
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Help with Austin TX Window Replacement Quotes /Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 3596

Re: Help with Austin TX Window Replacement Quotes /Suggestions

I try to avoid commenting too much on pricing, unless it’s outrageously high or low and in your case, it isn’t.

Foaming the entire perimeter is preferable IMO. I don’t recommend Pella products.
by Randy
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 600/800 versus Reliabilt 3900
Replies: 6
Views: 2940

Re: Okna 600/800 versus Reliabilt 3900

Reliabilt windows are bottom of the barrel, and not in the same league as anything Okna makes. Whether it’s construction quality, manufacturing tolerances, Air Leakage ratings, Design Pressure ratings, or any other measure which indicates how well a window is built, Okna is the clear winner in that ...
by Randy
Fri May 28, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: KHPP Genesis vs NT Traditions vs Burris Tectview AC
Replies: 2
Views: 2258

Re: KHPP Genesis vs NT Traditions vs Burris Tectview AC

I’m not familiar with KHPP, so I’ll defer to HomeSealed on them. Of the other two, I prefer NT for quality of build and track record. Foam filling is fine if it’s included, but since it doesn’t lower the SHGC, it’s not something I’d pay extra for. The Traditions line is offered as an exclusive produ...
by Randy
Thu May 27, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Amsco Restoration Series
Replies: 8
Views: 4856

Re: Amsco Restoration Series

As I said, NT is a decent mid-grade quality vinyl window for Texas. It's suitable for new construction but will be more expensive than most vinyl windows that builders recommend.
by Randy
Wed May 19, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Soft-Lite Elements vs. Renewal by Anderson
Replies: 31
Views: 9136

Re: Soft-Lite Elements vs. Renewal by Anderson

Like most things, if the rating is something to boast about, it will be on all of the promotional material. So if a rating is hard to find, it’s not good.
by Randy
Tue May 18, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Soft-Lite Elements vs. Renewal by Anderson
Replies: 31
Views: 9136

Re: Soft-Lite Elements vs. Renewal by Anderson

Howdy Jason!

The Soft-lite outperforms the RBA in every category of efficiency. RBA’s Air Leakage rating is so bad, they won’t even provide it. Save the money and get the better window.
by Randy
Mon May 17, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Austin Texas Window Replacement on Rental Property
Replies: 3
Views: 2300

Re: Austin Texas Window Replacement on Rental Property

If you’re wanting a decent vinyl window for rental property, you might look at Burris, NT Executive series or Don Young 5200 series.
by Randy
Fri May 14, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Window Newbie feeling lost
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: Replacement Window Newbie feeling lost

For vinyl windows, Soft-lite, Okna or Sunrise would be good options.
by Randy
Fri May 07, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Slim frame: Dong Young vs Amsco restoration series
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Slim frame: Dong Young vs Amsco restoration series

The south Texas heat is hard on vinyl windows, vinyl siding, vinyl patio furniture, etc.... If you’re going to go with vinyl, you’d better choose a well built product, and that typically means a window with more substance or structure to it. While many like the narrow frame that Amsco offers, it is ...