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by Randy
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 600/800 versus Reliabilt 3900
Replies: 1
Views: 26

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: 89

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: 1763

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: 792

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: 792

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: 152

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: 302

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: 108

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 ...
by Randy
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: NT Window
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: NT Window

I don’t typically comment much on pricing, unless it’s in the extremes. I’d say the NT pricing you have is pushing the boundary on the low side.
by Randy
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 39
Views: 2508

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

"SL and the extruder (Vision) didn't design that extrusion profile to make homeowners lose glass to upset them, they did it for a reason. I've never seen bowed, frowned, smiled sashes on those platforms." - Delaware Mike

Fact.
by Randy
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 39
Views: 2508

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

The issue of employee installers vs. sub-contracted installers is over-hyped, generally by contractors who need a talking point. The fact is, you can get great installations from either, and you can get hack installations from either. Quality control can be appropriately managed and delivered by any...
by Randy
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: NT Executive Windows (Fort Worth) vs Elevate Windows (Grand Prairie)
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: NT Executive Windows (Fort Worth) vs Elevate Windows (Grand Prairie)

Stick with NT, it’s a decent mid-grade vinyl window for the DFW area. Elevate is also locally made, but IMO a lower end product.
by Randy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Guidance on leaking double window
Replies: 12
Views: 914

Re: Guidance on leaking double window

One of the many problems with pocket sills is that if the corner weld cracks (even slightly), it will leak water into the wall, and it is very hard to find. You may be pouring water into the sill and seeing water run out of the weep holes, but hard to tell if the quantity of water exiting is the sam...
by Randy
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Opinions on Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Opinions on Windows

1. Inserts are less expensive and less intrusive. If you choose a narrow framed vinyl window, the glass loss will be minimized. 2. Don't like them at all. Too many issues down the road. 3. Two to five years is the norm. Beyond that is a bonus. 4. I prefer casements, though you have to make sure you ...
by Randy
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex Windows - Company Being Sold?
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: Vytex Windows - Company Being Sold?

Windows on Washington is a family owned business that serves your area, and they have earned a stellar reputation for top shelf products installed by skilled craftsmen. I’d highly recommend contacting them for a consultation.