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Old 05-28-2012, 09:23 AM   #31
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I'd say that it is a major selling point because in 2 yrs the Pella vinyl windows are far more likely to have issues like seal failures, bowed sashes, air leakage, etc. (Since your are talking about saving $, I assume that you are considering their lower end vinyl line). Most people can tell the difference between a well built product and "el cheapo".


If a good product is not within your budget, you'd be better off not replacing them at all. The Okna 500 is an excellent product if you can swing it.
"if" i do not get the oknas, it would be jeld-wens. manards has what i would get in stock. $170 for a sandstone 4x4 slider. and while i am far from a window pro, these windows do not look bad. and would be about $2000 for all i need. the oknas would be about $3000, for a lil smaller window.

these windows MUST MUST MUST be replaced. the only other option would be to board up the windows when winter rolls around. or a $800 a month gas bill

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Old 05-29-2012, 10:39 AM   #32
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Fixin, I cannot stress how much a a difference there will be in quality between those two. Please do a little more research and take a look at the structural ratings as well, especially air infiltration. I'd assume that one of the biggest issues with your existing units is that they are drafty, so don't replace them with a new product that will leak air like a sieve comparatively... Don't take my word for it, the numbers don't lie. I can't even count how many people I've talked to that put in "bargain" replacement windows, and now they still have to put plastic up over them in the winter.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:09 PM   #33
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i am going to see if Dave will bring a sample over. seeing as how i am DIYing it, idk what kind of customer service i can expect. if any.

btw. the casements i had in my condo, did not leak at all. and in hind sight, i believe they were one of the few better quality features of the place. and i still put plastic over them. that made a difference.
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they are not drafty. they leak badly. i had to tape them up to just made them drafty. and they don't work well, those that do work. and single pane = need i say more... thankfully, there are storms on half of em.
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well. idk if the oknas are going to happen. Dave did not show up 2 times, he said because of his schedule. and i can understand this. but he said that he will not be able to stop by until he is in my area.
my problem = most of my project is around these windows. i cannot, reasonably, go much further without them. and i don't have months to wait for them = most of this
(windows, electrical, insulation, drywall) has to be done before winter.
i am still trying for "plan A", but it is elusive . and i am checking out "plan B".
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HomeSealed. thanx for your concern

i have an idea. while i do not like to purchase anything like this, without seeing it in person. i am going to trust you guys, kinda sorta . i am going to see if i can order just 2 windows from Dave, sight unseen, over the phone. if i can.... after i get them and evaluate . i expect i will like them and order the rest. this way, Dave does not have to go out of his way for me, AND i can get what i want, in a timely manner. and, if for some reason, i don't like them. i am not stuck with a house full of windows i don't like.
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oh. HomeSealed. do you think i would suffer any kinda of penalty for ordering just the 2, cost wise ?
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oh. HomeSealed. do you think i would suffer any kinda of penalty for ordering just the 2, cost wise ?
That will really vary from dealer to dealer. For us, we do have a "small job fee" for installations due to the amount of jobsite setup, etc, but we have no extra fee for small DIY/Cash and carry orders. Other companies may, depending on how they are set up.
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as i expected. okna has not sent a reply to my email.
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In their defense Fixn, Okna is a very "dealer centered" manufacturer, so they really rely on said dealers to deal directly with consumers.
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i asked them to direct me to dealers.
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Fixn'it,

Okna takes your information and sends it to dealers for them to contact you.

Most of the well regarded brands do not have provisions for direct to consumer sales either and Okna does not have brand distribution at any building supply houses.
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+1. More than likely, your info was just sent over to Dave, lol.
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well. it looks like dave does not want to deal with me. can you guys recommend a brand/model, that i can actually get ?
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Softlite and Sunrise are a couple more top tier choices that should be available to you. You may have another Okna dealer down there as well.

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