So many choices in DFW

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So many choices in DFW

#1 Post by JBlack2275 »

Hello fellow board members,

I have 33 windows I’m replacing. West facing house.
Most of the windows are standard 24/36 inch width and 120/108/96/84/72 height.
Couple of sidelights around the door and an arch above the door but everything else is rectangular.

I’ve been quoted by the following:
RBA 80k (Ha! My wife pretty much escorted them out of the house)
Brennon Signature 24k, Traditions 26k
Clarity Del-Mar 24k, DM-Therma Coat 30k
Conservation Construction of TX 14k
Thermal Windows DFW 24k

After a lot of reading on this board pricing looks pretty solid in the 20-30k range for whatever I get.
Question is does anyone know a Sunrise Dealer in the DFW area, because they seem to be a very good window.
And does anyone know anything about Brennan or Thermal Windows DFW.
Both of their sales people were stupid nice, not pushy at all and super helpful answering a ton of my questions.

TIA for the assistance.

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Candygram for Randy....

https://youtu.be/P8ciVBQixpU

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#3 Post by JBlack2275 »

That’s such a classic scene.

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We have lost the ability to laugh at ourselves or to Not be Offended. Scary times indeed.

I am sure Randy will be along shortly. He is s busy bee.

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#5 Post by Randy »

Of course I would avoid RBA, and I’m not a fan of Thermal Windows or Conservation Construction either either. I’ve heard good things about Brennon’s, although I can’t vouch for them personally. I know nothing about Clarity, other than they advertise on the radio in the DFW market like crazy.

Sunrise does have a dealer in DFW, but I’m not sure who it is. Perhaps Long’s Windows?

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#6 Post by JBlack2275 »

Thanks Randy, and yes Long's Windows does carry the Sunrise brand, just confirmed.
I'll be contacting them to see if I can get them out and compare them to the Brennan window and go from there.

Thanks for the assistance.

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#7 Post by Randy »

Sure thing, wish I could offer more. I just haven’t done much research into what window Brennon’s and Clarity are rebranding. Best wishes with the project.

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#8 Post by JBlack2275 »

Bad news, Sunrise only goes up to 96 inches in height, I have a couple of windows that are 108 and above so that kills off sunrise for me. They do have quite a nice window though.

Any feedback on the AWS V-85, looks like they make a unit that goes up to 108.

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#9 Post by Randy »

Yeah, that’s a really large window. After reviewing the website and info provided, it’s looks like an average window. The Structural and Thermal Performance doesn’t provide much info. For instance, under U-Factor/Air, it only lists the U-Factor. You might ask them what the Air Leakage rating is. If it’s above .10, it would be a no for me. Under .05 is my recommendation, but with windows as large as you’ve got, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything, so .10 is more reasonable I suppose.

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#10 Post by Urotex »

Clarity uses Anlin Windows. The Del Mar is a premium upgrade to the standard Anlin Catalina window which has good ratings. I think only high volume "Gold Star" dealers have access to the Del Mar series.
Hope that helps.

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