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by Ricknez
Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:55 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Polaris vs Joyce vs VWD
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Polaris vs Joyce vs VWD

either Polaris or Joyce, both good windows.
by Ricknez
Sun Jun 16, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Solution for window air conditioner
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Solution for window air conditioner

That is not the fault of the installation company since they would not be responsible. Most companies usually have clauses for that as well.
by Ricknez
Fri May 17, 2024 8:46 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Simonton from HD vs Pella from Lowes
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Simonton from HD vs Pella from Lowes

Not sure what state you are located in but you should have access to much better windows at better prices.
by Ricknez
Sun May 05, 2024 1:54 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window replacement advice
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Window replacement advice

Vytex make a very good window.
by Ricknez
Sun May 05, 2024 1:52 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Dissimilar glass combination
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Dissimilar glass combination

Either offset or laminated seems to be the de facto options.
by Ricknez
Sun May 05, 2024 1:51 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Anderson 200s as replacement windows?
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Anderson 200s as replacement windows?

What makes a replacement window and retrofit/insert pocket window is the fact that it's frame depth is 3.25" and fits inside of the original wood window frame series of stops (exterior/interior) which allows for a less comprehensive project as one doesn't have to go down to the rough opening o...
by Ricknez
Thu May 02, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 1677

Re: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues

Sounds like a handle issue, nothing more and nothing less.
by Ricknez
Thu May 02, 2024 9:30 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 1677

Re: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues

I have casements throughout my home and some handles can appear loose as there is always variability in casement handles. If you cannot close the window that may indicate the window somehow fell out of square. Sounds like a new handle is needed or perhaps it's just loose and normal. A level doesn't ...
by Ricknez
Wed May 01, 2024 9:01 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 1677

Re: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues

Read my response above.
by Ricknez
Wed May 01, 2024 8:54 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 1677

Re: Okna 700 Casement Windows Issues

You sure you didn't get element windows installed? Maybe you have blinds which trap moisture and causes a lot of condensation. ... Maybe your new windows are much more air tight and because they dont leak cold/ moist air, you could get some more condensation which is very normal. If you do have Elem...
by Ricknez
Sun Apr 28, 2024 8:13 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Air infiltration, PG and DP rating question.
Replies: 16
Views: 1062

Re: Air infiltration, PG and DP rating question.

Rick, by top windows what are you including? Clearly Pella, Marvin or AW any series, do not have a window .05 or less in DH. We sell and install all three to my "wood snobs", they are made aware of the AL issue. wayne theWindowNerd Most of the top vinyl offerings will have air infiltratio...
by Ricknez
Sat Apr 27, 2024 9:12 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 38
Views: 3186

Re: Very large replacement project

TSquared
I highly doubt both your personal and business life are very busy unless you are counting the hours you spend on tinder and at AA meetings.
Perhaps you are breathing in too many fiberglass particles?
by Ricknez
Sat Apr 27, 2024 7:41 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Air infiltration, PG and DP rating question.
Replies: 16
Views: 1062

Re: Air infiltration, PG and DP rating question.

The top windows all seem to have an air infiltration rating of .05 or under on double hungs and a .02 or lower on casements.
by Ricknez
Sat Apr 20, 2024 6:10 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: ProVia vs Ideal vs Okna 400/500/800 in LI
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: ProVia vs Ideal vs Okna 400/500/800 in LI

I like that okna 600.
by Ricknez
Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:47 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna vs Vytex vs Provia
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Okna vs Vytex vs Provia

Vytex make a very good window, both the fortis and Potomac. We also like their patio door.