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by TheWindowNerd
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella Proline replacement options
Replies: 22
Views: 11104

Re: Pella Proline replacement options

Some of the first Proline windows were all roll formed, sooner after they were roll formed sash, extruded frames. It is easy enough to install inserts into clad frames. The salesman and installers just need to know how to measure and install. Our installers like to saws all off the outside aluminum ...
by TheWindowNerd
Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:45 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 33
Views: 1220

Re: Very large replacement project

Fiberglass offers larger picture units.

On SH or DH I would love to see .03 or less AL on fiberglass.
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by TheWindowNerd
Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window Quotes in Tennessee
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Window Quotes in Tennessee

It is beyond understanding why companies that are premium companies ( Pella, AW, Provia) to name a few, but not the best engineers think pocket sills are not a problem.
I asked an executive at Pella about it and they said what do you mean?
DUH.
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by TheWindowNerd
Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:46 am
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

We tried Ideal as an alternative to Okna. We had terrible QC issues with Majestic. I like the Okna 800Dx the best. With out seeing the total scope, we would charge 21K. We are the best value in our market. The 800Dx is a very tight well built unit. My installers hate to touch anything else. theWindo...
by TheWindowNerd
Tue Apr 09, 2024 2:16 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Windows
Topic: New construction windows
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: New construction windows

What town and state are you in?

I would look for a much better performing window.
High performance vinyl or composite windows < .03AL ( air leakage) is the key test result you should look for. That and a pro foam gun.

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by TheWindowNerd
Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart

A .08 air leakage is a no go for me.

Besides that I am an Okna dealer, a little biased, but SL was my previous vendor before they killed the relationship with horrible QC.
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by TheWindowNerd
Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:04 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Replacing a Damaged Glass Block Window
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Replacing a Damaged Glass Block Window

I like Pella for this : two options I would look at:
Impervia direct set
or
Lifestyles direct set

you can do tempered obscure low e argon, you will have to check if you can add Sun Defense with those options.
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by TheWindowNerd
Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Okna

Different dealers offer different lines or series of Okna windows.
In double hung I like the 800 EnviroStar.

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by TheWindowNerd
Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacing the glass from another identical window
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Replacing the glass from another identical window

I think post 6 missed the point. You are deglazing an existing IGU to reglaze into a different frame. That fixed CMR will stay in place till you demo the whole frame. To deglaze the glass you need to remove the glazing stops, insert and run a putty knife between the exterior glass surface and the al...
by TheWindowNerd
Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: SILICONE vs POLYURETHANE
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: SILICONE vs POLYURETHANE

We use the N1 silicone

alcohol or lacquer thinner

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by TheWindowNerd
Thu Mar 28, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: SILICONE vs POLYURETHANE
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: SILICONE vs POLYURETHANE

We most often use Soudal medium modulus silicone, if we are doing white or clear.
Color is a judgement based on gaps to be sealed, clear can make for some ultra clean lines.
If we need a color and it has to be paintable Quad or quad max.
by TheWindowNerd
Thu Mar 28, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Simonton 6500 vs Reliabilt 3900
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Simonton 6500 vs Reliabilt 3900

Depending where you are in NJ. Delaware ike could be your best option. If central NJ I could help ya.
What town/city are you in.

Okna is what most are going to suggest. I like the 800DX the best.

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by TheWindowNerd
Mon Mar 25, 2024 6:33 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: NE Mississippi Alcorn County Contractor Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: NE Mississippi Alcorn County Contractor Needed

Find a regional sales rep, someone that works directly for the MFG, for Pella, Marvin,and AW, ask them who they would trust to install windows in their own house.
We have installed windows for many pople related to the industry.
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by TheWindowNerd
Sat Mar 23, 2024 9:08 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacing the glass from another identical window
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Replacing the glass from another identical window

If the installers get one out in decent shape then you can use it.
Not only is it old, it is thin builders grade glass. Instead o 1/8 it is single strength and cracks easily.
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by TheWindowNerd
Sat Mar 23, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Anyone with Okna almond windows?
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Anyone with Okna almond windows?

Eric is correct G8 window beige is a good match for Okna almond/beige. What Marivin color you thinking, Cashmere? It is the closest to Okna almond. Besides asthetics you will be concerned with budget and draft. If you are doing almond both side then you will look at the Okna 600, assuming DH. If spl...