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by Ricknez
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:50 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Expectation vs. Reality
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Expectation vs. Reality

Its possible the sound is coming through the walls. Also, sound reduction can be very subjective to where one person notices a difference and the other person doesnt.
If they definitely used sunrise’ noise reduction glass, its not the windows.
by Ricknez
Mon Dec 19, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Provia vs. Seaway
Replies: 18
Views: 3571

Re: Provia vs. Seaway

My understanding is that Seaway make a good window. I have seen their upper end line and its very well designed.
by Ricknez
Thu Dec 08, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Quotes - Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Replacement Quotes - Recommendations

Agree, the Okna 600 is the obvious choice. Simonton is a very outdated window and doesnt perform nearly as well as the others. Dont get sucked in by a cheap price.
by Ricknez
Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows Hiccup
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Replacement Windows Hiccup

Important to note that most window companies do not remove and reinstall window treatments of any kind. Installing from the outside would still be an issue with interior shutters. If a window company does agree to that, it would have to be stated in the contract and not something verbal or implied. ...
by Ricknez
Sun Oct 30, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Power - Symphony Pella windows
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Power - Symphony Pella windows

I didnt know that power did new construction installs, thats interesting. The price they gave you for that type of install is actually a decent price. As far as telling you to cancel, thats not really up to me especially since it doesnt look like anything is standing out that apoears to be a red fla...
by Ricknez
Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: After Install Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

Re: After Install Questions

To be honest, most companies dont do any painting or touch up painting. A one man show may do something like that.
Also, close up pics tend to exaggerate small imperfections that are more than acceptable. A hole the size of a pin can appear large if a picture is taken very close up with a phone.
by Ricknez
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Flashing tape?
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Flashing tape?

Honestly, it doesnt matter what flashing tape you use.
by Ricknez
Wed Aug 24, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casements: Okna 700 vs Provia Aspect (AP500)
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Casements: Okna 700 vs Provia Aspect (AP500)

I’ve installed both. The okna is not only made better, its also a nicer looking offering.
by Ricknez
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Curious on Quoted pricing
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Curious on Quoted pricing

Pricing has gone up SUBSTSANTIALLY the past 2 years and it’s getting worse.
by Ricknez
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: What to consider when replacing double hung with all casement windows?
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: What to consider when replacing double hung with all casement windows?

The Okna is a great window and is the best of that bunch while pella is at the bottom.
The Okna 700 is their casement window. They also have double hungs and sliders as well.
Okna is known for their superior energy efficiency and structural integrity.
by Ricknez
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: MI Windows & Doors /Sunrise acquisition
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

Re: MI Windows & Doors /Sunrise acquisition

Since windowdirectcincy is the only true sunrise dealer here, i would take his word. I have used sunrise on more than a few occasions including a large bow window and never had one issue. Its a solid product offering.
by Ricknez
Sun Apr 24, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: During & After Installation Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3379

Re: During & After Installation Advice

If you hired a reputable company, you are good, simple as that.
Most companies that use higher end products usually do good installs.
by Ricknez
Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Wow - HUGE price range - OKNA, SoftLite, Pella, Andersen
Replies: 17
Views: 6957

Re: Wow - HUGE price range - OKNA, SoftLite, Pella, Andersen

Whats the scope of the install? Is it a full tear out or just replacing sills?
by Ricknez
Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Is exterior trim required on Okna replacement windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 3747

Re: Is exterior trim required on Okna replacement windows?

The Okna window will NOT protrude 3 inches, you are incorrect. The jamb depth is 3 1/4” the same as every other window. Your exterior is very common and there is absolutely no issue with Okna’s exterior. With a replacement, you keep the existing J channel. The Okna has a decorative bevel which also ...
by Ricknez
Tue Mar 29, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: 11
Replies: 23
Views: 8713

Re: Window pricing for MN

I am in agreement. There is nothing shady about them cashing your check. You cancel, they send you out a check. Whats the big deal with that?