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by TheWindowNerd
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Window Research
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Replacement Window Research

just their schtick? YES Premium high performance vinyl will last as long as Marvin. The air tightness of the Okna or Sunrise is objectively so superior to the M DH that you can not believe it. I told you to not meet with Marvin and Pella, to save yourself the time and pain of dealing with them. Plea...
by TheWindowNerd
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replace or wait?
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Replace or wait?

Okna, Sunrise, Softlite, Vytex
by TheWindowNerd
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Window Research
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Replacement Window Research

4b. Sunrise Restorations - $15,940 (saying I can possibly get an upgrade for the normal Sunrise price) Same features as normal Okna 600 came back at $16k but that only includes half screens where do you get $2k difference? Nonmetallic and stainless steel are both warm edge spacers. In the current si...
by TheWindowNerd
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

From previous calculations, I find normal VG loss to be one square foot per window for insert installs.
by TheWindowNerd
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Window Research
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Replacement Window Research

The Sunrise or Okna options are going to be the best performers of that group.
Save yourself the pain and time of meeting with RBA and Pella. They will not be a best choice anyway.

wayne
by TheWindowNerd
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sunrise window price increase
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Sunrise window price increase

Wood products have t least doubled. 2x4s, trim, shims, plywood.
It is wild.
by TheWindowNerd
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window Insulation Help
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Window Insulation Help

You can remove the old, dry fit the new, have someone inside push the unit out 1/2", spray foam around the unit, push the window back to install depth, fasten with nail fin, tape fin to house, trim cured excess interior foam and caulk interior. Not that hard with a progun for the foam. TheWindo...
by TheWindowNerd
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex Potomac/ Okna Ecopro 600/Simonton 5500
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Vytex Potomac/ Okna Ecopro 600/Simonton 5500

I would like to see the comparision between 800DX and Potomac.
by TheWindowNerd
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

"The next time that I meet a franchise owner that fits that description in this industry will be the first. Most of those guys come from other fields, have been doing this for a brief period, and end up exiting when they learn that hundred dollar bills don't rain from the sky when you own a win...
by TheWindowNerd
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: 1989 Andersen Windows (low e?)
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: 1989 Andersen Windows (low e?)

If your stucco has no water infiltration you can do full frame that are water tight with out doing fin cut backs. A high level of attention to QC on the install is magnified with stucco. With the general window installer the safest and easiest path is insert, the least cost too. The normal glass los...
by TheWindowNerd
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

I am one of the pros who is very pro full frame. Most of your quotes look like insert install. Full frame cost more because of the extra size, jamb extensions, interior trim, etc. In my neck of the woods it adds ~$300 to a comparable insert install. The advantages are it maintains or increases VG,al...
by TheWindowNerd
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

The locally produced window is a bit risky. There have been many window companies come and go in Philly. Okna, which is local, has hit the mid range size and still building excellent product. It will be interesting to se how things go when the 2nd gen takes over. I will be watching that one from my ...
by TheWindowNerd
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: 1989 Andersen Windows (low e?)
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: 1989 Andersen Windows (low e?)

I had two new thoughts.

I don't think you have AW units, they did not do aluminum clad.

Would filming the windows give you the low e?

I like Brandon's(HomeSealed) word picture about an old car.

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