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by toddinmn
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:47 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Advice on Windows in Denver
Replies: 15
Views: 273

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: 15
Views: 273

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.
by toddinmn
Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:51 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Should I wrap exterior with metal
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Should I wrap exterior with metal

Aluminum over wood is the norm , if done right it In excellent solution, if done wrong it can look bad and create water problems. A good pro could handle that situation either way . I think the aluminum work is an art and it really separates the pro’s from hacks’s.
by toddinmn
Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:35 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Advice on Windows in Denver
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: Advice on Windows in Denver

If the installation details are all the same I’d go with Soft-Lite. There upgrades to boost u-value and I think sash e reinforcement will boost the air infiltration number. Not familiar with Analin.
by toddinmn
Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:24 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Don Young 8200 vs Simonton Daylight Max
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Don Young 8200 vs Simonton Daylight Max

I am not sure the DYC makes the energy code.
by toddinmn
Fri Feb 02, 2024 4:02 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella Impervia vs Alside Mezzo
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Pella Impervia vs Alside Mezzo

[quote=toddinmn post_id=49740 time=<a href="tel:1706761600">1706761600</a> user_id=4131] Around here Pella does use subcontractors even though they Pella logo’s on their trucks and trailers. The in house vs sub argument is often brought up as a selling Point going either way depending on ...
by toddinmn
Wed Jan 31, 2024 11:26 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella Impervia vs Alside Mezzo
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Pella Impervia vs Alside Mezzo

Around here Pella does use subcontractors even though they Pella logo’s on their trucks and trailers. The in house vs sub argument is often brought up as a selling Point going either way depending on what they use. Comparing fiberglass windows to vinyl is very comparable and quite often done . More ...
by toddinmn
Thu Jan 25, 2024 2:48 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pricing Question On Okna 600
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Pricing Question On Okna 600

The Ultraweld is now pretty much a Thermalweld Plus with integrated lock and tilt mechanism in Double hung windows. Not a bad thing, I stopped I selling the Ultra weld. When the the Thermalweld plus first came out. If we are talking casements both lines. Have been replace with a new unit that is ver...
by toddinmn
Thu Jan 25, 2024 2:02 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Recent window install
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: Recent window install

This method is common, execution is key. Some pictures would help to evaluate it further.
What brand and model of window did they use?
The gap should have been foamed in.
by toddinmn
Sun Jan 21, 2024 11:31 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: SoftLite single hung?
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: SoftLite single hung?

I believe they have one call the Barrington Limited.
Best bet is taking to a Soft-Lite dealer.
by toddinmn
Wed Jan 17, 2024 1:11 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: 1979 Dbl Pane Aluminum Frames are “SHOT”
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: 1979 Dbl Pane Aluminum Frames are “SHOT”

Modern Builders may be a good source for material only.
They sell Polaris.
by toddinmn
Thu Jan 11, 2024 12:44 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Install type for Stucco home in Arizona
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Install type for Stucco home in Arizona

The cut back of the stucco requires more precision and time Both will work . Leaving frame in is more reliant on caulking and not warranting it is a little problematic. I prefer the cutback solution depending on the details. If was my home. I’d cut it back, as a contractor I stay away cause it is to...
by toddinmn
Thu Jan 11, 2024 12:17 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Provia Endure vs Okna (400/600) Long Island, NY
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: Provia Endure vs Okna (400/600) Long Island, NY

Ask them the same question you are asking yourself. Why you promoting Pro-Via on the others and Okna on the bay? I stick to the brand I sell and don’t mix the products . All the questions that come to mind you should ask them and they should be able to answer them in a way you are comfortable with a...
by toddinmn
Wed Jan 10, 2024 1:50 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Provia Endure vs Okna (400/600) Long Island, NY
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: Provia Endure vs Okna (400/600) Long Island, NY

Get another bid with someone who get the 600.