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by masterext
Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna for sound abatement in South Jersey
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Okna for sound abatement in South Jersey

Okna's sound reduction glass on the 600 series has a better rating than their laminated glass option and its less expensive. We go from bergen county to union county and everything in between. There is a Philly guy somewhere on the board.
by masterext
Mon Aug 07, 2023 3:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window Leaking Options
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Window Leaking Options

Curious to see what renewal by andersen would quote a job like that. Wonder if they would want all hunters in the household to be present during their 3 hour presentation while they use a heat lamp on their new “ wilderness glass”.
by masterext
Wed Aug 02, 2023 12:55 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: First Time Replacing Windows in House - Wood to Vinyl?
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: First Time Replacing Windows in House - Wood to Vinyl?

That one contractor probably would of been 0-5 on his prognostications had he not stopped talking.
Agree with the guy above regarding well engineered vinyl and the Soft Lite window.
What was the cost for the soft lite option?
by masterext
Fri Jul 14, 2023 5:04 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Window Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Replacement Window Options

Prices for windows and doors have gone up dramatically since 2021 as well as the cost of labor. Workers( installers) also have bills to pay and as their costs of living went up they demanded wage increases. Throw in the scarcity of those willing to work now a days and guess what? Wages increase even...
by masterext
Wed Jun 28, 2023 1:41 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Dakota Windows from Lowes...anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 4712

Re: Dakota Windows from Lowes...anyone?

The fact that Lowes offered Dakota leads me to believe that Dakota decided to enter the screen window for submarine business.
by masterext
Mon May 22, 2023 7:13 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Feedback - Softlite vs Okna quotes
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Feedback - Softlite vs Okna quotes

As an fyi, Okna is a much better window than pella.
by masterext
Mon May 22, 2023 5:07 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Feedback - Softlite vs Okna quotes
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Feedback - Softlite vs Okna quotes

The majority of window installations are replacement and if done correctly, there is no need to worry about any leaks. Conversely, If a new construction install is not done correctly, air leakage and water will be a problem. That being said, I defer back to homesealed, unless there is a specific rea...
by masterext
Mon May 22, 2023 2:27 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Feedback - Softlite vs Okna quotes
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Feedback - Softlite vs Okna quotes

You were quoted for grids between the glass on both top and bottom sash?
Both quotes include the grids?
New construction adds a substantial amount over replacement.
by masterext
Mon May 22, 2023 1:17 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Feedback - Softlite vs Okna quotes
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Feedback - Softlite vs Okna quotes

The Okna is more because they quoted you new construction. Had Zen quoted you for new construction, I am quite certain the soft lite would of been more.
Were there any grids with either quote?
by masterext
Mon Apr 17, 2023 8:03 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Joyce Trinity vs Sunrise Vanguard V3000 vs Softlite Imperial Elite triple pane
Replies: 11
Views: 2550

Re: Joyce Trinity vs Sunrise Vanguard V3000 vs Softlite Imperial Elite triple pane

Usually windows then siding.
Vanguard and soft lite are your best choices.
by masterext
Thu Apr 13, 2023 1:03 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: OKNA 800 ENVIRO STAR VS SUNRISE RESTORATION
Replies: 8
Views: 3624

Re: OKNA 800 ENVIRO STAR VS SUNRISE RESTORATION

Both are nice but the Okna 800 is stronger and will get the nod in performance/ efficiency.
Have you contacted HomeSealed? Great company and the owner is a great guy.
by masterext
Mon Apr 03, 2023 9:13 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Request pro advice on sliding patio door
Replies: 29
Views: 7820

Re: Request pro advice on sliding patio door

There are occasions where a “price is only good for today” has some validity. Example, a company has gone outside their normal coverage area in order to accommodate a homeowner. There are other reasons as well. Of course you also have some bs reasons.
by masterext
Sun Mar 26, 2023 9:02 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Estimated Replacement Cost for Andersen Renewal Window, 2023?
Replies: 18
Views: 3992

Re: Estimated Replacement Cost for Andersen Renewal Window, 2023?

They may take 20k off the price if you let them put a sign on your lawn which makes total sense because putting a sign on someone’s lawn is worth 20k.
by masterext
Sun Mar 05, 2023 10:47 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna window price quote to low?
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Okna window price quote to low?

Choosing the “ price in the middle” is akin to throwing a dart aimlessly at a board. What would prevent a low end company with below average installers and a very low end product from pricing their windows in the middle just to create the illusion of good value? Does that mean all window’s priced in...
by masterext
Sat Feb 04, 2023 3:28 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Replacement Windows in WI
Replies: 3
Views: 2198

Re: Replacement Windows in WI

Provia make a nice door but im not a big fan of their windows. I would definitely reach out to Homesealed . They use an excellent product and the owner is a real nice guy.