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by HomeSealed
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:40 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: ProVia vs Ideal vs Okna 400/500/800 in LI
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: ProVia vs Ideal vs Okna 400/500/800 in LI

1) Amen to Nashville 1957 2) I'd really focus on vetting the dealers here based on the pricing. Being in business for a long time is a nice start, but dig deeper. For instance, we have a company in my area that claims to have been in business for 30 years. In reality, they've been an actual company ...
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella Proline replacement options
Replies: 18
Views: 10762

Re: Pella Proline replacement options

The two pros that commented directly before you (The Window Nerd and Delaware Mike) serve different parts of Philadelphia if I'm not mistaken, either one would be an excellent choice.... A couple of the best in the business.
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:43 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: ProVia vs Ideal vs Okna 400/500/800 in LI
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: ProVia vs Ideal vs Okna 400/500/800 in LI

That is really good/ low pricing, about a decade behind. ^^^THIS!^^^ That Okna 500/800 pricing is about $5-8k below average these days. This is not "Premium pricing". Same for the Ideal. That one is even more mind-blowing if it's a reputable company. Put it this way, it's good that you go...
by HomeSealed
Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:30 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window Quotes in Tennessee
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Re: Window Quotes in Tennessee

The Okna/Window Works option sounds compelling. +1 to WoW's comments on the Aeris. Performance is pretty typcial of a window with real wood interior which is to say, not great. Something like a Marvin Elevate is probably nicer and more tried and true in that same price range. Not awful, but bot anyt...
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart

Pasting my response from the other site: The Great Lakes window doesn't belong here. The Okna 800 and Elements are a couple of the top performers out there today and either would serve you well. I prefer the 800 personally with small advantage in performance and strength, and with slimmer lines for ...
by HomeSealed
Tue Mar 26, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: SILICONE vs POLYURETHANE
Replies: 15
Views: 299

Re: SILICONE vs POLYURETHANE

OSI Quad and Quad Max are pretty much the gold standard for most applications. Solar seal is also decent, and Vulkem is good for some applications.
Some guys like silicone on the exterior, I'm not a fan personally.
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 25, 2024 8:35 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Simonton daylight max vs soft light classic plus
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Simonton daylight max vs soft light classic plus

Perfect advice above, I can only put an exclamation point on what's already been said.
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 25, 2024 7:16 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Anyone with Okna almond windows?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Anyone with Okna almond windows?

Beautiful work Randy!
by HomeSealed
Thu Mar 21, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement windows near Kansas City
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Replacement windows near Kansas City

Great feedback above. Additionally, the advantage in the ratings (air leakage, design pressure, U value with like glass) is not insignificant in favor of the Elements. A few points in each area is a larger difference than you may think, and is really indicative of the quality of the engineering and ...
by HomeSealed
Wed Mar 20, 2024 4:19 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement windows near Kansas City
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Replacement windows near Kansas City

+1, Softlite Elements is in a class of its own here, easy choice.
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: NJ Windows - and can’t break the bank
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: NJ Windows - and can’t break the bank

Great advice above, if Delaware Mike serves your area you need to talk to him. Best in the business.
by HomeSealed
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Nashville TN- Windows
Replies: 29
Views: 10737

Re: Nashville TN- Windows

Yes the Starmark is worth the premium. That doesn't mean that it has to be your choice here, but it's a truly outstanding window. Earlier you said that Okna 600's with a pocket install will gain you 1" in viewable area due to the current storms. Unless your current windows are very small, and/o...
by HomeSealed
Tue Mar 12, 2024 8:11 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna Starmark Evo Gut Check
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Okna Starmark Evo Gut Check

Good feedback above, these windows aren't really apples to apples. The Restorations price seems awfully low for that product even in a pocket install. If you are talking full frames I'd actually say that its concerning. Make sure that the installation details are the same. "Full frame" is ...
by HomeSealed
Sat Mar 09, 2024 2:27 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Advice on Windows in Denver
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: Advice on Windows in Denver

What is the gateway size for the air test? It is fairly common for companies to upgrade there products. This does not mean they it is obsolete or does perform well against other competition like it does in this case. Size depends on which test/certification. I agree about upgrades not meaning a pro...
by HomeSealed
Thu Mar 07, 2024 2:28 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Nashville TN- Windows
Replies: 29
Views: 10737

Re: Nashville TN- Windows

Totally reasonable, both of those window often fetch a much higher price-- as pocket installs. If these are quoted as full frames, that's good price for sure. The Starmark is an absolute killer of a window, if your budget can accommodate, you really can't buy a better window. The Eco pro is very nic...