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by toddinmn
Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:37 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: ProVia vs Ideal vs Okna 400/500/800 in LI
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: ProVia vs Ideal vs Okna 400/500/800 in LI

That is really good/ low pricing, about a decade behind.
I have heard good things about the the Ideal, and if true that price is very low. I’d step up to the Okna 500 and even though the 800 seems much higher the price is very low. Maybe change the glass package on the Ideal to a higher SHGC.
by toddinmn
Sat Apr 06, 2024 11:34 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Okna

You are in great hands with Homesealed. He will be best at walking you through your options.
by toddinmn
Sat Apr 06, 2024 11:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart

If you go with the Okna, I think there. Sunseal glass pack would be better suited to your climate. Part of the cost difference is because you are not comparing similar glass packs. That Element glass pack is pretty damn good and Okna does not really have one that compares for your area that I see, n...
by toddinmn
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:21 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart

At the same price either of those 2 are great.
The Soft-Lite is quoted with a glass pack that is better for your area imo.
by toddinmn
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:26 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Soft-Lite Barcelona vs. NewSouth Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Soft-Lite Barcelona vs. NewSouth Windows

The laminated glass drives the cost. Sub .30 u values are good enough in your region. Dual panes are the norm in laminated glass due to weight , cost annd overall thickness of the glass package.
by toddinmn
Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:18 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: SILICONE vs POLYURETHANE
Replies: 15
Views: 553

Re: SILICONE vs POLYURETHANE

Regular Quad is my standard. I like vulkem 116 when caulking the aluminum to brick, stone and stucco if they have the right color. A good caulking gun is Very helpful , a high thrust gun Is preferred for me . Best to lay down these products without tooling. I’d do some practice runs first.
by toddinmn
Wed Mar 20, 2024 11:11 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement windows near Kansas City
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Replacement windows near Kansas City

Thanks for the replies everyone. Can someone speak as to why the SoftLite’s are so much better? I thought they were better constructed, but the NFRC numbers are pretty comparable to the Provia Endure. I guess, what am I not seeing here? If you were to look at them side by side, open them, operate t...
by toddinmn
Tue Mar 19, 2024 5:19 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Nashville TN- Windows
Replies: 29
Views: 10930

Re: Nashville TN- Windows

1957. The installing company will test for lead. And they'll only charge/ do the lead protocol if its positive. I'm not worried about the lead. I want the Starmark. It looks better from the inside. I think the ECO PRO looks better on the outside. But who stares at the outside of your house all day?...
by toddinmn
Tue Mar 19, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Nashville TN- Windows
Replies: 29
Views: 10930

Re: Nashville TN- Windows

The aluminum and window insert would be a method. Of “enclosure” and is considered a permanent form of abatement by HUD.
We’re the windows tested for lead or presumed to be positive?
by toddinmn
Fri Mar 08, 2024 11:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 33
Views: 1219

Re: Very large replacement project

What was the test size of that window?
by toddinmn
Wed Mar 06, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 33
Views: 1219

Re: Very large replacement project

I would get bids that are more direct comparisons.
Vinyl vs vinyl, composite vs composite.
It would be hard to say if they are in the ballpark.
Large windows are expensive, if they need tempered glass more so.
by toddinmn
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:38 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Advice on Windows in Denver
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Advice on Windows in Denver

[quote=toddinmn post_id=49836 time=<a href="tel:1709272069">1709272069</a> user_id=4131] If one was to look around and compare test sizes I think you would be hard pressed to find 2 that have the same size. It still has very low DP rating regardless of test size. The Soft-Lite Classic is ...
by toddinmn
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:47 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Advice on Windows in Denver
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Advice on Windows in Denver

If one was to look around and compare test sizes I think you would be hard pressed to find 2 that have the same size. It still has very low DP rating regardless of test size. The Soft-Lite Classic is not there bottom line(IMO) and has not needed modern updates to be relevant. In this comparison the ...
by toddinmn
Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Advice on Windows in Denver
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Advice on Windows in Denver

Ricknez wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 4:06 pm Restorations and vanguard are a .02 air infiltration rating. Its listed on the very last line of that chart.
It is also listed on other lines for different test sizes.
The PG rating is very low regardless of line.