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by WindowsDirectCinci
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Sound abatement?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Sound abatement?

When you have the sunrise dealer out ask for NRG glass this should be available from Marvin also, not sure about the others. It's made specifically for noise reduction. Ask for STC ratings the higher the number the more sound dampening the window will have so you can compare between brands.
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Solace patio door is it the same as sunrise restorations?
Replies: 27
Views: 806

Re: Solace patio door is it the same as sunrise restorations?

The sashes are welded. The frames are knock down(meaning screwed together in the field). The frames use rubber gaskets at the corners where the screws are to ensure a water and air seal. I'm not sure about the soft lite door but the Sunrise door has an air leakage rate of .02cfm (you can't really ge...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Spray Foam Insulation Air Infiltration
Replies: 30
Views: 6882

Re: Spray Foam Insulation Air Infiltration

Looking above the window as in is there a window above that one? In my experience water intrusion near the top of the window isn't usually an issue with that window in particular but one above it, or possibly a gutter etc. You normally wouldn't have access to that cavity to foam insulate although it...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Why is this so hard?
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Why is this so hard?

Your better off going to the Soft-Lite "dealer" If your new contractor isn't a window "dealer" what happens should you ever need warranty service. He will not be able to hep you and you'll be having a hard time at that point getting anything done. It's better to deal with a dealer so they can take c...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Window world 4000 vs feldco Sophia vs Sunrise essential
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Window world 4000 vs feldco Sophia vs Sunrise essential

Those 3 windows are relatively comparable to each other. As noted above there are better products available. If you're on a budget and those are the 3 options, the Essentials from Sunrise has the better air leakage rating and come from the best of 3 manufacturers imo. I would put the Alside window 2...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Garden Window
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: Garden Window

I've used Ventana since I've been in this business haven't had any issues with them. Just to note Ventana will make the frame but doesn't put glass in them, the glass will be interred buy whatever "manufacturer" you get it from. ie MI, Okna, Simonton, Sunrise etc
by WindowsDirectCinci
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.
Replies: 26
Views: 1664

Re: Help with a quote of Vytex Potomac.

The Potomac is an excellent window and will outperform RBA in every single category.
by WindowsDirectCinci
Fri May 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Quaker Vinyl Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Quaker Vinyl Windows

When considering the Okna is being quoted with jamb extensions the price between the windows isn't as large of a spread. Get it quoted without jamb extensions? Also I'm not familiar with Lang but I'd be concerned about a window with or without jamb extensions that cost less than 200 buck. When you f...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Wed May 06, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Framing a three wide opening for individual windows
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Framing a three wide opening for individual windows

I haven’t really ran into that issue but you could just remove the million and shim if needed then install a new mull piece. You’ll likely damage the one you take off but they’re not to difficult to change out. There’s usually only about an 1/8” space between the two windows so I don’t really forese...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Do Sunrise NRG IGUs appear visually different from non-NRG?
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Do Sunrise NRG IGUs appear visually different from non-NRG?

There is no visible difference between the NRG IGU vs the normal IGU. The difference doesn't have to due with the low e coating but the nominal thickness of the glass on th4e outer pane. We mix and match NRG and NRG all the time. Thanks WindowDirectCinci, I appreciate you chiming in with your NRG e...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Do Sunrise NRG IGUs appear visually different from non-NRG?
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Do Sunrise NRG IGUs appear visually different from non-NRG?

Dfw gal. You are quoting the vt rating of the glass only. Once put into a window then there will be less light coming in when accounting for frame size, grids or sdls, even the screen options. I would always only look at rating of the entire window and not glass rating as you could be seriously misl...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Do Sunrise NRG IGUs appear visually different from non-NRG?
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Do Sunrise NRG IGUs appear visually different from non-NRG?

There is no visible difference between the NRG IGU vs the normal IGU. The difference doesn't have to due with the low e coating but the nominal thickness of the glass on th4e outer pane. We mix and match NRG and NRG all the time.
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Would like your opinion on this quote
Replies: 10
Views: 1262

Re: Would like your opinion on this quote

The interior trim package would be an additional add on. We would normally install new casing at the job for cost reasons. The prefinished interior casing is super nice with absolutely perfect miters but can be expensive.
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: MI 1556 Window vs NT Window
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: MI 1556 Window vs NT Window

I have no experience with NT so I wouldn't be much help
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Would like your opinion on this quote
Replies: 10
Views: 1262

Re: Would like your opinion on this quote

You can get the full frame Brickmould option with a nailing function also. But if you have brick home it wouldn’t really be feasible to install that way. That built in Brickmould option is more cost than a standard full frame install because of the product cost difference. It’s not only more time an...