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by uncle eddie
Fri Feb 09, 2024 1:15 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: SoftLite single hung?
Replies: 9
Views: 836

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: 630

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: 316

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: 559

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: 6673

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: 3837

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: 6586

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: 3349

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: 4145

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: 4145

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: 39582

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 ...
by uncle eddie
Tue Aug 29, 2023 2:47 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Garden Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: Garden Windows

Another vote to run from garden windows.
by uncle eddie
Tue Aug 29, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Incorrectly framed new window installation
Replies: 16
Views: 53811

Re: Incorrectly framed new window installation

Is that a 1 story home? But yes...this was not done correctly. Hey, it is not a 1 story home. Why do you ask? Update: I brought the issue up to my " contractor " and provided a diagram of what it should look like which he complied and corrected it but then after he corrected the issue cam...
by uncle eddie
Fri Aug 25, 2023 1:10 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Incorrectly framed new window installation
Replies: 16
Views: 53811

Re: Incorrectly framed new window installation

This work was not done by a contractor. Get your money back right away and hire someone qualified. I'm sure it will probably cost a lot more, and for good reason.
by uncle eddie
Thu Aug 17, 2023 2:37 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: 4 Quotes - Okna, Sunrise, Andersen- Cheaper alternatives?
Replies: 8
Views: 6068

Re: 4 Quotes - Okna, Sunrise, Andersen- Cheaper alternatives?

The Sunrise and Okna options should be your only two choices. Don't skimp, this is an investment that will last decades.