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by TheWindowNerd
Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:54 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Clad Wood Windows for new addition in New Orleans
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Clad Wood Windows for new addition in New Orleans

I have been in the industry for 45 years.
Pella has the most failures, lack of quality, lack of long term support. and general arrogance.
The Andersen 400 Woodwright is a good clad wood window, I also like the Marvin Elevate.
by TheWindowNerd
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: replacement casement window options?
Replies: 26
Views: 239

Re: replacement casement window options?

If any of the casements are large Sunrise seemed to have the most published engineering.
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by TheWindowNerd
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:41 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Clad Wood Windows for new addition in New Orleans
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Clad Wood Windows for new addition in New Orleans

I would add AW 400 Woodwright and 400 casement
by TheWindowNerd
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:13 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement window options - Austin, TX
Replies: 20
Views: 361

Re: Replacement window options - Austin, TX

normally the mfg does all the painting/finishing.
all white, all almond, or split finish all work.
I would do all almond.
by TheWindowNerd
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:07 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: replacement casement window options?
Replies: 26
Views: 239

Re: replacement casement window options?

You have two hings you need to nail in this project, alright maybe three.
the product, the installer/install, and the company/contractor. A miss, less than 95%, on any one will end up with a deficient project.
by TheWindowNerd
Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:38 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: replacement casement window options?
Replies: 26
Views: 239

Re: replacement casement window options?

How old is the company?
I like the look and design.
It is a 20/10 warranty. 20 years on seal failure Cardinal glass, 10 years on hardware.
What is pricing compared to Infinite?
by TheWindowNerd
Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:36 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: replacement casement window options?
Replies: 26
Views: 239

Re: replacement casement window options?

I doubt you had two companies quoting Marvin Infinite. More than likely Marvin Infinite was one and Essentials was the other. Almost the same window, Infinite dealers almost always are more espensive due to their marketing model.
by TheWindowNerd
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:20 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement window options with similar styling to Pella Architect series?
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Replacement window options with similar styling to Pella Architect series?

If you do a full tear out/ full frame replacement I would still suggest the Marvin Essentials as they will have the smallest frame edge to visible glass dimension. But take a look at vinyl, that edge of frame to visible glass will be much different especially on the transoms
by TheWindowNerd
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:55 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement window options with similar styling to Pella Architect series?
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Replacement window options with similar styling to Pella Architect series?

You previously post this.
Either vinyl dead lite sash, or look at Marvin Essential insert replacement.
by TheWindowNerd
Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:03 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: replacement windows
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: replacement windows

The p guy is lying or ignorant or both.
by TheWindowNerd
Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:58 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pocket window solutions?
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Pocket window solutions?

They have no shame and dink cool aid.
by TheWindowNerd
Wed Jan 11, 2023 6:54 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pocket window solutions?
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Pocket window solutions?

Yeah that is a wonderful thing about Pella, they do not support their products very long. They discontinued Proline and do not support any longer. But you have Architect series which should still be supported. I wanted you to get pella sash cuz they will fit properly and look good, like they belong....
by TheWindowNerd
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:36 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna vs Simonton and interior trim work
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Okna vs Simonton and interior trim work

I would suggest finding an installer that knows howto remove the moulding, rip it down, reapply, and get as large a frame size as possible.
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by TheWindowNerd
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:29 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pocket window solutions?
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Pocket window solutions?

For longevity on any and all other similar pella units: consider at minimum on the exterior sealing the bottom rail aluminum to the glass by running a bead of clear or white silicone. You can do this to all four sides too.
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