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by masterext
Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:20 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 38
Views: 3344

Re: Very large replacement project

The fact is that fiberglass is an overhyped window material which lacks in performance. The numbers simply dont lie and thats one of the reasons fiberglass windows never quite took off. Just take a look at the dismal performance numbers on the pella impervia window, they are horrendous in my view. T...
by masterext
Sat Apr 13, 2024 9:17 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 38
Views: 3344

Re: Very large replacement project

I see TSquared’s anti vinyl diatribe was stopped dead in its tracks when he was confronted with the reality that fiberglass windows( marvin infinity) have a lackluster structural DP rating when compared to a high quality vinyl window. I would also point out that fiberglass windows also have much hig...
by masterext
Wed Mar 20, 2024 9:32 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement windows near Kansas City
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: Replacement windows near Kansas City

Imagine two buildings that look similar but one is built with a much more solid foundation.
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: 6
Views: 596

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: 1089

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: 2578

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: 1511

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: 5122

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: 2490

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: 2490

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: 2490

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: 2490

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: 3113

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: 4225

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: 9513

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.