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by HomeSealed
Sat May 08, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window comparisons
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Window comparisons

Based on the pics it looks like the original frames are long gone, in which case full frames do make more sense. It looks like the original interior woodwork may be long gone as well though, so I'd opt for everything new inside and out if it were me.
by HomeSealed
Sat May 08, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Windows 1-2” off sitting in existing frames!!
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Windows 1-2” off sitting in existing frames!!

As I mentioned previously, it looks as though the windows may have been measured as pockets yet installed as "full frames". Your pics show the outline of the old stool and apron woodwork, I assume that was removed during this installation? Most often, that goes away with the old buck frame...
by HomeSealed
Sat May 08, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Lotus by Soft-Lite, Okna, and Sunrise
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Lotus by Soft-Lite, Okna, and Sunrise

Its not uncommon to list a "sales measurement" in the quote/contract and no, those are not final. I wouldn't put any weight at all on that aspect. You will almost never find the final measurement on a contract as its generated by a measure tech sometime after signing in most cases. As far ...
by HomeSealed
Fri May 07, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Windows 1-2” off sitting in existing frames!!
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Windows 1-2” off sitting in existing frames!!

Looks to me like perhaps the supplier came and measured the old windows as pockets and the installer had other ideas? ... You are spot on in saying this is why professionals recommend against splitting up accountability. The windows seem to be undersized for the openings that they are in, but withou...
by HomeSealed
Thu May 06, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window comparisons
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Window comparisons

For full frame Marvin Ultimates that doesn't sound out of line at all.
by HomeSealed
Tue May 04, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window comparisons
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Window comparisons

+1. Last time I checked Lindsay uses the same "chassis" as several other window manufacturers including Provia and some others. Its a very limiting way to build a window IMO, difficult to make improvements, etc. I've heard the same as Todd regarding operations as well, but I've not experie...
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window comparisons
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Window comparisons

+1. The Ultimate and Sunrise are both very good but for different reasons. I'd suggest working through your priorities for the project to see whether wood or vinyl windows better fit what you are looking for. The former has unmatched richness, the latter is the performance choice.
by HomeSealed
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Cottage style windows
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Cottage style windows

+1. In short, not really besides cosmetics.
by HomeSealed
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Softlite vs Okna vs Provia Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Softlite vs Okna vs Provia Windows

While I like Provia better than Thermatru, the delta between those two doors is less than it is between the Okna and Provia windows IMO. I'd choose the Okna/TT combo all day every day over Provia for both... You could also ask the Okna dealer (and SL dealer as well) if they can offer the Provia door...
by HomeSealed
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: First Time Replacement Window Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: First Time Replacement Window Advice

Homesealed, That is some interesting insight regarding bronze colored windows that built up heat and twisted because of it. Do you recall if the bronze color was the base color of the vinyl? Have you seen any issues with darker colored (coated/painted) exteriors causing the same heat up and twistin...
by HomeSealed
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Coil trim?
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Coil trim?

As the other guys said, this is pretty standard stuff, its the way that probably 80%+ of replacement windows are finished on the exterior.

Couple thoughts:

1) What does your contract say about this?
2) Pics would help for better feedback as to the details of the install
by HomeSealed
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: First Time Replacement Window Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: First Time Replacement Window Advice

Jmil1989, You listed your 13 windows to be replaced and I see you have several different style (casement, slider, picture, awning). Are you replacing them all like for like style wise for each opening or are you going to all one type of window? I also hear you loud and clear on the color choices. I...
by HomeSealed
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: New windows have smaller glass area
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: New windows have smaller glass area

Good info above, there are multiple possible causes here: -Install type (pocket replacements if chosen are downsized by definition) -Window choice, some are more slim-lined than others -Measurements. Its possible that they were measured small, but based on your reference of .25" on each side, t...
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Softlite vs Okna vs Provia Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Softlite vs Okna vs Provia Windows

What type of entry door are the Okna and Softlite dealers offering? Provia does make nice entry and storm doors. Windows are a different animal... I do agree with the thought of getting the windows and doors from the same installation company, get a better deal and only have to deal with one group. ...
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Softlite vs Okna vs Provia Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Softlite vs Okna vs Provia Windows

Sounds like an easy choice for the Okna at that price and especially if that includes and eyebrow window that Softlite does not. If you upgrade to triple pane and remove the eyebrow to make the comparison truly apples to apples I suspect that the Okna will still offer some savings. That said, it wou...