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by HomeSealed
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Provia vs. Seaway
Replies: 6
Views: 3141

Re: Provia vs. Seaway

I'm confused Owen, are you considering three options and looking for feedback, or are you responding to the OP and sharing your experience with Seaway? Secondly, I always recommend that homeowners go through their dealer/installation company regarding product questions etc. They are here to be your ...
by HomeSealed
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Quotes/Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1516

Re: Casement Quotes/Advice

The two windows in this case are on a similar level, so the higher price is not justified based on product alone. A superior quality installation and/or better service from a more reputable dealer could be though. As WoW said, it really depends on how you are feeling about that. I'll say this, those...
by HomeSealed
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Quotes/Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1516

Re: Casement Quotes/Advice

Ahhh.... with brick/stone, it depends on what size trim (if any) is present between the window frame and masonry. It is a possibility that a fin cannot be used. My description primarily applies to the typical install in a sided wall. As far as the colors, I wouldn't have any qualms about using those...
by HomeSealed
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Quotes/Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1516

Re: Casement Quotes/Advice

That sounds promising regarding the Elements dealer. Regarding the items that you are looking for in the installation, if you are getting a full frame with nail fin, yes, head flashing/drip cap and flashing tape (over nail fin) should be included. A sill pan is best practice, some old timers are lat...
by HomeSealed
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window Replacement - South of Atlanta
Replies: 58
Views: 11451

Re: Window Replacement - South of Atlanta

Sirty, I'm sure that the other pros can relate to this, but despite the vast majority of projects being completed smoothly, once in a while we get one of those where everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Mistake from manufacturer, mistake in ordering, something wrong on the install, product da...
by HomeSealed
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Down to the final Bids - Harvey, Allside, Soft-lite
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Down to the final Bids - Harvey, Allside, Soft-lite

Great price on a very good window. As long as the dealer checks out, sounds like you found a winner.
by HomeSealed
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Quotes/Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1516

Re: Casement Quotes/Advice

I don't see any major red flag with the Elements reviews. That's a high volume, and if you removed the people complaining about the door to door canvassing, their rating would be pretty impressive. The other stuff sounds like there could be reasonable explanations from the other side... Not saying t...
by HomeSealed
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Quotes/Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1516

Re: Casement Quotes/Advice

Ultraweld is a very good window. Little bit less glass than some, but a top tier performer. The TW+ is their newest model. I haven't used it, but I haven't heard anything negative from other pros that have. It looks like there is a Softlite Elements dealer in Indy as well, Amos? I know absolutely no...
by HomeSealed
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Quotes/Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1516

Re: Casement Quotes/Advice

Are those really your only two options? I'd echo that thought. IMO you aren't getting a response as there is not an answer that any of us are comfortable offering outside of "look for other windows", which has already been said. With regard to the Okna and Sunrise dealers, have you had th...
by HomeSealed
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Marvin, Harvey or other brand?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Marvin, Harvey or other brand?

+1 to DM's comments. The best thing you can do at this point is prioritize what you are looking for in a window. You have some vinyl, you have fiberglass with wood interior, and then you have a wood clad option. These all have distinct pros and cons. I'll say this, most folks that are wood window (i...
by HomeSealed
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Down to the final Bids - Harvey, Allside, Soft-lite
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Down to the final Bids - Harvey, Allside, Soft-lite

If Okna and Sunrise are unavailable, have you tried to find a Softlite dealer that sells the Elements or Imperial Elite? IMO, your current selection rates from poor to "meh". Bainbridge would be at the top as a serviceable option... While it can vary by area, your budget is definitely on t...
by HomeSealed
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Marvin, Harvey or other brand?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Marvin, Harvey or other brand?

If you are looking for a window that is supremely airtight and has excellent thermal ratings, the Okna is the only one that you are currently considering that would fit that description. The Softlite Elements does as well, along with a handful of others.
by HomeSealed
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Marvin Essential questionable quality
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Marvin Essential questionable quality

Good advice above.
Its not a bad window, but it does illustrate why mechanically fastened joints are inferior to welded such as you'd find on vinyl and other composite materials.

Short of any air or water penetration I'd be surprised if they will do anything about it, but you can certainly try.
by HomeSealed
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Installation by dealer or other
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Installation by dealer or other

I always recommend trying to consolidate accountability. Sure, if everything is perfect then you have no issues either way, but almost nothing in life is perfect, and the remodeling business is worlds away from it on that spectrum. - Manufacturer/supplier and installer point fingers when a problem a...
by HomeSealed
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Narrowed down to three choices
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Narrowed down to three choices

I'd step back from the product for a moment (they are both top performers), and take a closer look at the installing company. Its great that they are both well-reviewed, but consider the following: - Volume of good reviews (its a lot harder to get a few hundred great reviews than a few dozen) - How ...