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by uncle eddie
Fri Jun 21, 2024 9:01 am
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Polaris vs Joyce vs VWD
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Polaris vs Joyce vs VWD

I'd lean Polaris, Joyce is not bad though.

For VWD, a little bit of penicillin will clear that right up.
by uncle eddie
Thu Jun 06, 2024 2:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Help! with first time window id for a matching sash kit
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Help! with first time window id for a matching sash kit

I agree, a pocket replacement will be easier and may even cost less than a sash kit if you throw a cheap vinyl unit in there

If it needs to match, than a sash kit. You measure it pretty much the same way as a pocket. Brand of the original doesn't matter, and they are probably out of business.
by uncle eddie
Thu Jun 06, 2024 2:32 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Simonton vs Andersen
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Simonton vs Andersen

Sounds like you found a guy that buys whatever windows he can get at Home Depot. Not a good sign. Not very good window choices, the Andersen is okay I suppose if you want a wood interior window that will need to be replaced in 15 years or so.
by uncle eddie
Thu May 02, 2024 4:23 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 2598

Re: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues

No window can prevent condensation. It's always going to be one of the coldest spots in your home, more specifically the bottom edge of the glass. What's pictured looks completely normal for a 15 degree day even with triple pane glass. The moisture in your home is just a tick high for the glass temp...
by uncle eddie
Thu Apr 25, 2024 10:42 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Name of group of windows that fits between studs? No header?
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

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

You are too kind Mr Window Nerd. While the Brown gas statement that all exterior walls bear some weight and simple folks call it gravity is not incorrect, the condescending insinuation that they should all be treated the same is downright moronic. This cat is sounding more like a shady window salesm...
by uncle eddie
Thu Apr 25, 2024 9:18 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Name of group of windows that fits between studs? No header?
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

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

This addition has engineered trusses, so its not load bearing. I was wondering about windows that were designed to fit between studs, but made to look like one unit for my other property and I'm disappointed that they don't exist. There would be nothing special about the window other than the sizin...
by uncle eddie
Tue Apr 23, 2024 3:46 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: YKKap vs Atrium vs Window World
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: YKKap vs Atrium vs Window World

Honest opinion: Find a better window. Save your money or finance it.
by uncle eddie
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella Proline replacement options
Replies: 23
Views: 15079

Re: Pella Proline replacement options

Miratec is awful IMO. Seen many failures.

LP is good stuff as is the azek, versatex, etc. Never had an issue. Only time I've seen an issue is due to bad or incorrect installation of it.

Same for the installs, The Nerd is on point there. This is done all day everyday by competent guys.
by uncle eddie
Mon Apr 08, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window Quotes in Tennessee
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

Re: Window Quotes in Tennessee

I have looked at other online reviews and do not see many negative reviews of Mezzo. :shock: Where have you been looking??? If anything, that window isn't brought up much these days as there are better choices that the roofers and pickup truck contractors are offering such as Provia. Insignia is an...
by uncle eddie
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:21 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart
Replies: 11
Views: 1246

Re: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart

two great windows to choose from here. I also don't care for that interior low e, but maybe not awful for your location.
by uncle eddie
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:02 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Re: Okna

While the 600 is better than the 500, if you are going white/white without an extensive list of upgrades, the 500 is a nice choice. Bang for the buck champ imo.

Gilkey is far from a great window, easy choice here.
by uncle eddie
Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Re: Okna

Did you have the company out yet? Which window did you look at? All of Oknas window are good, maybe not a big fan of the 400.
Post back the details, we can give you more feedback.
by uncle eddie
Fri Feb 09, 2024 1:15 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: SoftLite single hung?
Replies: 9
Views: 1634

Re: SoftLite single hung?

The reason NOT to buy single hungs: They exist to be a lower cost alternative. Its very rare to find a good one for that reason, since they are made to save a penny here and a penny there.
by uncle eddie
Fri Feb 09, 2024 1:11 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella Impervia vs Alside Mezzo
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Re: Pella Impervia vs Alside Mezzo

You can compare them to cars, power tools, fruit, or even ex-wives, doesn't matter. They are both very differnet but equally bad (the last comp wins based on that).
Find some new options.