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by uncle eddie
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 37
Views: 1181

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

it sounds like you have really worked hard to convince yourself that this is a good choice. That window is the BMW Isetta of the softlite lineup. More importantly, and which you don't seem to want to believe, is that 10 week wait is going to feel awfully short compared to waiting for service from a ...
by uncle eddie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping
Replies: 37
Views: 1181

Re: Norandex vs Slocomb vs. Keep shopping

You are going to want to keep shopping. Zen sucks butt nuggets. The last window you just saw is an alside 8000. Also high level butt nugget consumption and matching sales pitch. Worst one yet on the sales BS meter.
by uncle eddie
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Are all my bids high?
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Are all my bids high?

NO but you might be if you think those are great windows.
by uncle eddie
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA
Replies: 54
Views: 2352

Re: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA

You thought you were a window pro from the first post windownoob, lol, thats the problem. Nice job post btw, that's a service tech position. They don't get paid as much as installers. If a service tech makes that, you are only confirming my points once again which you inadvertently do every time you...
by uncle eddie
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA
Replies: 54
Views: 2352

Re: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA

You are trying really hard here, I'll give you at least a little credit for that. Now to address your thoughts: If you think other contractors don't have a better idea of the wages of a window installer just because they don't live in your town, you are wrong (again) and not to mention this is insul...
by uncle eddie
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA
Replies: 54
Views: 2352

Re: Deciding window brands and pricing, vinyl Central PA

These guys are being too nice. Window noob, you literally have no idea what the he!! you are talking about on any level. Ricknez is spot on. You came here for advice, and instead of listening to these successful professionals trying to help you for literally nothing in return, you are arguing with t...
by uncle eddie
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: seal failures on softlite imperial ls windows
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: seal failures on softlite imperial ls windows

I probably would have waited for super spacer, but I agree that this is not something that is directly causing seal failures.
by uncle eddie
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Thoughts on Replacement Quotes Central Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Thoughts on Replacement Quotes Central Ohio

I agree, the Sunrise casmenet is much better. I'd drop Provia
by uncle eddie
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Decent quote? - Windows and Door - ProVia
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: Decent quote? - Windows and Door - ProVia

That price must be materials only. Just about a 45% markup, that's not even a great profit on materials only let alone install. That company will be out of business very soon, just like the majority of contractors that can't figure out how to price their services sustainably.
by uncle eddie
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: replacement window installation
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: replacement window installation

Did your installers fix this? Make sure that they don't drive a screw down through your sill, that will eventually leak water into your wall. I'm a little less optimistic on this than the other guys, to me it looks like you got what you paid for. $500 is not a good price for windows any more, not in...
by uncle eddie
Mon May 04, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Alside Mezzo vs. Simonto Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: Alside Mezzo vs. Simonto Pro

I'd throw out those options and keep looking. If you are going to sell in 10 years, most of that list will be due for replacement around that time. Up your budget and you can get a window that will still look and perform like its new in year 10.
by uncle eddie
Mon May 04, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Help with window questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2383

Re: Help with window questions

The other guys are giving good advice. Sounds like that ploaris window is your best option. The low end Softlie windows that Zen sells are fine, but the bigger issue is zen itself in my opinion. These are little franchise shops that from what I've seen are not run by industry professionals. They are...
by uncle eddie
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: RBA or Pella replacement windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 8582

Re: RBA or Pella replacement windows?

I'm wondering if the OP wants 3 for the road, or owns 3 fords?
On the windows, the other guys have it pretty well covered, not much to add there
by uncle eddie
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Questions about vinyl replacement install
Replies: 45
Views: 46146

Re: Questions about vinyl replacement install

Window World, Alside, Revere are AMI products, not Plygem. Late response on that. As for your update, so far so good I guess. Every window that they produce is not going to fall apart or be unsatisfactory, there are just more of them that do/are than many other manufacturers. Same for the install. S...