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by HomeSealed
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Should I wrap exterior with metal
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Should I wrap exterior with metal

Aluminum trim is a very common and effective way to finish the exterior on a window installation. I'm generally a diplomatic guy these days, but the anybody that gives you the line of crap about heat absorption should be disqualified from consideration. Total nothing burger. Metal is affixed to wood...
by HomeSealed
Thu Feb 22, 2024 3:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Advice on Windows in Denver
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Advice on Windows in Denver

The Sunrise Restorations is a very nice window and the best of this group by a fair margin IMO. That said, WOWZA, that's a big price discrepancy. Are you sure that this is an apples to apples comparison in terms of product options, install details, etc? Sunrise has their own trim systems (inside and...
by HomeSealed
Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:07 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: vinyl DH window air leakage
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: vinyl DH window air leakage

Hello...I've been in the market for a house purchase, both new or old..lots of the houses have vinyl double hung windows..on many of them I noticed air infiltration at each corner of the meeting rail..is this a sign of improper installation or just a common weak spot due to the window design? are t...
by HomeSealed
Mon Feb 19, 2024 3:05 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Tax credit eligibility based on energystar.gov list or just by the requirements? (OKNA)
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Tax credit eligibility based on energystar.gov list or just by the requirements? (OKNA)

The tax credit availability is based on meeting the requirements as opposed to being on a list. We provide our customers documentation of the product ratings as well as the other info needed to file and document that, I suspect that most dealers do. The Okna 500dx with Xr9 glass does meet the Energy...
by HomeSealed
Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:35 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna vs Others - Windows and Sliders Northern Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Okna vs Others - Windows and Sliders Northern Connecticut

We are looking to replace the windows and sliding patio doors on our colonial. We have 32 windows and 2 six foot sliders. Having read the forum and reviews, it seems that Okna is a top notch brand and Window World is not so much but a decent window I don't think most pros would characterize that as...
by HomeSealed
Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:18 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Advice on Windows in Denver
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Advice on Windows in Denver

The NFRC ratings cover the thermal part of the equation, and then there are the structural ratings like Air Infiltration, Design Pressure, etc. The former is going to be largely dependent on the glass offered (low-e profile, spacer system, etc), where the latter really speaks more to the engineering...
by HomeSealed
Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:26 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Advice on Windows in Denver
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Advice on Windows in Denver

The best thing that you can do to compare is get another quote or two from reputable install companies. My thoughts on this one: - Price: pretty much normal range. If you factor in the premium for the circle top, you are probably between $1000-$1200 per window which is solid pricing these days. For ...
by HomeSealed
Tue Feb 06, 2024 3:05 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Anlin vs Provia
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Anlin vs Provia

Anlin: Not available in my area, however I've seen/heard relatively positive feedback from folks on the west coast. I don't believe that they stack up well against the products that are born and bred from more severe climates, however in a moderate area they are well regarded. Okna: Great performer...
by HomeSealed
Thu Feb 01, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella Impervia vs Alside Mezzo
Replies: 7
Views: 607

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 HomeSealed
Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:32 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella Impervia vs Alside Mezzo
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Pella Impervia vs Alside Mezzo

+1, broaden your search. Option 1 and two are red flags on both product and install quality IMO, with option 3 probably having solid installers but not a top performing product by any metric. I should also mention that the "sub" part of option 2 is not a concern in and of itself, but the f...
by HomeSealed
Tue Jan 30, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Deformed interior gasket - Vytex
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Deformed interior gasket - Vytex

Not sure how old they are and what the warranty is/was, but the glass is likely covered and the labor to install it not... I believe that was alluded to, just mentioning for clarification. If that's the case, most likely yes, it would be worth it/cost effective unless the windows are experiencing ot...
by HomeSealed
Tue Jan 30, 2024 2:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Windows in Central NJ
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Windows in Central NJ

I got a quote from a local installer that deals with Okna. $12,000 for the Okna 500, deluxe package. I'm thinking this is the way to go due to the price and the quality of the window. Any reason to go with the vytex? Nope. Sounds like an easy winner assuming it's a reputable company... The only rea...
by HomeSealed
Fri Jan 26, 2024 3:32 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Recent window install
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Recent window install

All looks and sounds pretty normal outside of the fact that they didn't seem to insulate or seal around the perimeter. Conventionally that gap would be foamed, caulked (if too small for foam), or have some loose fiberglass stuffed in there. Is it possible that they caulked it prior to capping? The i...
by HomeSealed
Mon Jan 22, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pricing Question On Okna 600
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Pricing Question On Okna 600

+1. Pricing is in the reasonable range and thats a great window. As far as the octagon, as WoW mentioned, shapes are generally going to be pretty pricey. The size of the window doesn't have as big an impact in general as you may expect either, all of the manufacturing processes are the same regardle...
by HomeSealed
Mon Jan 22, 2024 3:45 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Best Quality for Fair Price
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Best Quality for Fair Price

Great advice from WoW, I'd check into the products that he mentioned.

As he alluded to, the price you received is not bad at all for 2024, however the product and company don't seem to fit what you are looking for. Definitely wise to check some other options.