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by HomeSealed
Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna vs Vytex vs Provia
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Okna vs Vytex vs Provia

I'd agree with TWN, opting for the strongest model from the manufacturer of your choice would be wise given the large sizes. Okna makes an outstanding window, Vytex is very good as well. You are right IMO to eliminate the Provia, it's not on the same level. As far as your choice here, my main concer...
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:08 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Polaris Ultraweld Installation Question
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Polaris Ultraweld Installation Question

I agree with the other pros.

Its impossible to give a full stamp of approval from behind a computer screen, however I don't see any red flags at all.
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 18, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Mulling: Factory vs On-Site
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: Mulling: Factory vs On-Site

That strip of vinyl would be referred to as mullion, or specifically a zero degree mullion that joints the windows together. When the factory does this they typically add stainless steel union mulling plates to the top and bottom jambs as that adds more strength to it for transport and loading/unlo...
by HomeSealed
Thu Apr 18, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Name of group of windows that fits between studs? No header?
Replies: 7
Views: 52

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

Gotcha. Just coincidence here. Definitely not the case, and in a few decades in this business I can't say that I've ever run into that. I'm sure that people have done it, don't get me wrong, just very uncommon and not advisable. Are you looking at replacing this unit? ...Let us know if there's any o...
by HomeSealed
Wed Apr 17, 2024 3:26 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Name of group of windows that fits between studs? No header?
Replies: 7
Views: 52

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

...and there are the pics.

That's a factory mulled quad unit. No studs in between, and it will have a header above the opening.

Again, curious to know what would make you think that there wouldn't be?
by HomeSealed
Wed Apr 17, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Name of group of windows that fits between studs? No header?
Replies: 7
Views: 52

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

Any pics? That arrangement would definitely be unconventional, it's more likely that there is a continuous header over the entire bank of windows and these just happen to be sized to look like they are placed between studs. Anything is possible of course, just curious to know if there is any reason ...
by HomeSealed
Wed Apr 17, 2024 3:09 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Mulling: Factory vs On-Site
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: Mulling: Factory vs On-Site

If done using factory supplied materials, onsite mulling will provide the exact same finished product as it would if it were done at the factory. Some have their own methods, but generally speaking, these types of units will come factory assembled when under a size that makes shipping and handling w...
by HomeSealed
Mon Apr 15, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 33
Views: 1258

Re: Very large replacement project

OP, one nice thing about fiberglass windows like Marvins Elevate, Essential or the Infinity series is that Fiberglass has a same basic expansion and contraction rate as glass. Thus, you get significantly less seal failures and frame failures. Fiberglass has strength and because of that you generall...
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: 10
Views: 307

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: 23
Views: 11356

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: 10
Views: 307

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: 15
Views: 411

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: 341

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: 570

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: 285

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.