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by uncle eddie
Mon Apr 08, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window Quotes in Tennessee
Replies: 13
Views: 153

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: 200

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: 12
Views: 282

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: 12
Views: 282

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: 973

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: 761

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.
by uncle eddie
Fri Feb 09, 2024 1:09 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Diamond Windows & Doors 4000
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Diamond Windows & Doors 4000

Never heard of them. Not much info on the webiste. Not very promising. The Okna OTOH is a lock. Easy choice.
by uncle eddie
Fri Feb 09, 2024 1:07 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Anlin vs Provia
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Anlin vs Provia

I wouldn't choose provia. Biggest scam in the business right now IMHO. Not sure if a more appropriate comparison is Alside since they have taken the crown as the window of choice for every hack roofer and contractor that doesn't know much about windows, or Pella where a respected name brand and grea...
by uncle eddie
Thu Dec 21, 2023 3:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pocket v Full Viewable Glass Size
Replies: 10
Views: 7220

Re: Pocket v Full Viewable Glass Size

Researching this a bit, I remain confused. I am considering replacing windows, pocket vs. full install. The house was built in 2003, well-known tract builder = windows with poor insulation around the window frame, based on the air leakage I can feel. Questions: • I have gotten quotes from 3 compani...
by uncle eddie
Tue Oct 24, 2023 2:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Indianapolis - Central Indiana companies
Replies: 6
Views: 4241

Re: Indianapolis - Central Indiana companies

Softliet or Okna are your choices here, dont lump provia in with those guys. Other than that it sounds like you are on the right track.
by uncle eddie
Tue Oct 24, 2023 1:53 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Windows
Topic: New Construction Received Replacement Windows from Simonton?
Replies: 12
Views: 7320

Re: New Construction Received Replacement Windows from Simonton?

I see that you posted this in the DIY section, your line of questioning is scary if you are the guy that is installing these. If you aren't, these are easy questions for your installer to answer. At the end of the day, the pros above are right about snapping in nail fins to solve this, assuming that...
by uncle eddie
Wed Oct 11, 2023 1:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Windows for a Rental Property
Replies: 6
Views: 3707

Re: Windows for a Rental Property

-better engineering -better design -better materials down to the details -MUCH, MUCH longer track record for making quality windows -better performance -better quality control -fewr service issues -stick-on pads that fall off arent the only thing preventing serious air leakage -they are window compa...
by uncle eddie
Wed Oct 11, 2023 1:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Is this installation information correct?
Replies: 8
Views: 4649

Re: Is this installation information correct?

Thanks for the snarky reply, Uncle Eddie. I put Okna windows in my previous home, and you know what? None of the buyers gave a damn. I found out that as long as the windows look nice and open and close properly without any noticeable drafts, buyers don't care at all about which brand or quality of ...
by uncle eddie
Tue Oct 10, 2023 2:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Is this installation information correct?
Replies: 8
Views: 4649

Re: Is this installation information correct?

No, but you are choosing low price over quality on the window, so may as well do the same on the install, right?
by uncle eddie
Thu Oct 05, 2023 1:43 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vinyl failing on new windows
Replies: 27
Views: 42951

Re: Vinyl failing on new windows

Time for an update. Builder has been dragging feet on response and I wanted them to resolve other issues before I revive this issue again. I ended up calling the manufacturer and the rep who answered the phone was very friendly and open with the facts. I got an audio recording of an admission that ...