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by HomeSealed
Wed May 22, 2024 11:40 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Windows
Topic: WINDOWS ARRIVED/THE PROCESS BEGINS
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: WINDOWS ARRIVED/THE PROCESS BEGINS

White Gas, There is a distinction between stating that prices are too high, and stating that large drops are distasteful. I can say with certainty that there is not a single professional that takes the time to contribute to this site that would say that a 55% price drop is appropriate. This is not b...
by HomeSealed
Tue May 21, 2024 1:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: New windows - wrong glass
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: New windows - wrong glass

+1. Not likely that the labels are wrong. They should be able to provide some sort of proof/documentation if they maintain the position that they are.
by HomeSealed
Mon May 20, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Name of group of windows that fits between studs? No header?
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: Name of group of windows that fits between studs? No header?

I still don't understand why no one in the industry, like the mobile home industry, has played with the idea of a header-less window unit.. You could group four windows that fit between studs, and then create trim that gives the illusion that its one window. Just a homeowners opinion. What do you f...
by HomeSealed
Fri May 17, 2024 11:50 am
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Simonton from HD vs Pella from Lowes
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Simonton from HD vs Pella from Lowes

Neither. Both products have significant flaws and are not very good thermal or structural performers. MORE IMPORTANTLY, box store installs aren't recommended. In my experience, they pay subcontractors below market rates, resulting in a revolving door of subpar installers. Each of these issues is not...
by HomeSealed
Mon May 13, 2024 1:50 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Install Question for Possible Wood Rot & Carpenter Ants
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Install Question for Possible Wood Rot & Carpenter Ants

I'd agree with the other pros. This industry is full of shysters and hacks, so if you had a decent experience last time, I'd go back to that same well unless you are looking for a higher level of performance (and the accompanying price). Regarding the ants, it's hard to say without having eyes on it...
by HomeSealed
Thu May 09, 2024 2:30 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Windows
Topic: WINDOWS ARRIVED/THE PROCESS BEGINS
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: WINDOWS ARRIVED/THE PROCESS BEGINS

White gas, where have I stated that I see no issues with your photos? I was simply interested in the details of what YOU feel is an issue. Thanks for sharing. Some of your comments are valid, others are less flattering as it pertains to your knowledge... which to be fair is fine and not unexpected a...
by HomeSealed
Thu May 09, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 800 Series (Enviro Star) vs Anlin Del Mar (Houston, TX)
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Okna 800 Series (Enviro Star) vs Anlin Del Mar (Houston, TX)

^^^What he said^^^

Top tier product and excellent company to install. Slam dunk!
by HomeSealed
Thu May 09, 2024 1:55 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Nashville TN- Windows
Replies: 34
Views: 11692

Re: Nashville TN- Windows

Great feedback and great choice!
by HomeSealed
Mon May 06, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: I have Alside Fairfield 80 series windows that the outside noise is crazy
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: I have Alside Fairfield 80 series windows that the outside noise is crazy

+1 to WDC's comments. Not a very tight window out of the package unfortunately. I also agree that the NFRC labels are unlikely to be incorrect, there are some pretty strict processes for those. Who told you that they were wrong and why? You can also compare that info to the factory sticker (generall...
by HomeSealed
Thu May 02, 2024 10:09 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Air infiltration, PG and DP rating question.
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: Air infiltration, PG and DP rating question.

Im starting to get it, and the only way for me to do that is ask questions before I call or walk into a store. Thanks everyone. What Im gathering is when looking at the NFRC sticker, it would be rare see anything less than <0.3 AL? Not rare, but impossible. It will either show nothing, or <0.3 And ...
by HomeSealed
Thu May 02, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 521

Re: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues

I agree with DM, a level is of limited value here and having a window slightly out of level does not indicate an installation issue with certainty. The window needs to be installed square to seal and operate properly, and close enough to level operate, drain moisture properly, etc. while balancing t...
by HomeSealed
Thu May 02, 2024 9:19 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Air infiltration, PG and DP rating question.
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: Air infiltration, PG and DP rating question.

The test is standardized, the window size not so much. Yes it is. I've explained several times Todd, the test has a required gateway size. Personally I would prefer the companies to show the actual and current test results . Don’t need pictures of soda cans or balloons. Is there anything stopping a...
by HomeSealed
Wed May 01, 2024 9:45 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 521

Re: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues

I can see a very unconcerning level of condensation yes, but what I cannot see is proof of the conditions.I most certainly do not see "Major condensation" :lol:

As a matter of fact, you stated that the RH was 28%, and now state that it's 35%? I'm confused.
by HomeSealed
Wed May 01, 2024 9:37 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 521

Re: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues

Not as much perplexing as it is impossible unless you have some extraordinary issue with installation.
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by HomeSealed
Wed May 01, 2024 9:24 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 521

Re: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues

Condensation is a black and white issue. The hvac system while relevant, does not actually provide answers, as much like the windows, it is only a component. In cold weather when you see condensation on these windows, use a hygrometer to get RH readings in the rooms in question, and compare to your ...