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Old 09-08-2009, 09:40 AM   #41
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i cannot believe some say silverline is a good window..they are the bottom of the barrel and will lose their efficiency in a heart beat not to mention the low grade vinyl they use. if you want to stay in your home for 5-10 years spend the extra money and invest in a company that uses a higher grade vinyl. american jewel is not a great window.i have installed them and they have warped.i would never use them in my own home,thats just me. if you are flipping a hoome or only staying short term,then by all means,american jewel is the right product. for lengevity go woth Okna,Gorell,or a few of the other higher end names.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:31 PM   #42
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I would go with Alsides O9L1 Windows. About $99 per window. Great for what you need.
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Doug Chips.... american jewel???? thats an average window AT BEST....
you're a window guy,you know better than that.
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ericsullivan, rather than pay 99 bucks for an alside window,why not pay 99 cents and get some good seran wrap..that will work just as well,especially with the exacalibur. unless of course you have an affinity towards air leakage.
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I would go with Alsides O9L1 Windows. About $99 per window. Great for what you need.
Most of us here have been in the business long enough to know a quality product from crap.Those that don't,ask.
So far all you've pitched are Alside windows. hmmmmm.
You need to work on your sales pitch or find a salesman forum,not a contractor forum
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Shame. I just installed a house full of Alsides Excalibur. From this install, it does seem that they leak air. I wonder if it has open channels in it causing the issue. Still, they are a better quality window than the AmericanCraftsman brand at home depot.
One MI or Silverton or Silverline (don't recall) I installed was also decent window, square and sturdy. DH w/ halfmoon & side lights.
Based on that one, there were no obvious points making it superior to the Allsides. Well, maybe it doesn't leak air? lol.
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MI is also a lower quality winodw. by the way, american craftsman is silverline just re labeled for home depot.
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I have had very good luck & happy customers with Modern View Windows ,Replacement & New Construction, and are available all over Nj as here in Ny state. Turnaround time is usually 2 weeks here in Northern NY................. Check em out.......
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I am currently offering Harvey vinyl windows for my customers but have used pella thermastars, Survivors (defunct),silverline, Atrium and simonton. Like the Atrium and Harveys the best so far but was thinking to try Ideal windows out of Bayonne. Anyone ever use them? Any good?
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I am currently offering Harvey vinyl windows for my customers but have used pella thermastars, Survivors (defunct),silverline, Atrium and simonton. Like the Atrium and Harveys the best so far but was thinking to try Ideal windows out of Bayonne. Anyone ever use them? Any good?
I'm not a fan of any of those
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What brands do you prefer?
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Marvin, Sunrise, Gorell, are the top three IMO
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I'm sure this has been asked 10 times already..but.
I'm rehading some older homes.
The windows need to be replaced...but i have a very tight profit margin on these.
Pella has the thermastar stuff I can get a Lowes....are they any good?
I need "cheap" replacement windows that are not junk. They may be odd sizes too...so that may be a problem for Lowes.
Any recomendations for replacement windows....keep in mind these neeed to be cheap(price wise)..but at least a reasonable quality.
Now that we have all had a pissing match on what window to recommend, I think we need to look at what he asked for.

I would use the Silverline or whatever brand that Home Depot sells them under because they are owned by Anderson. With Anderson you have a brand name people recognize.

They have 3 lines of quality and if the house is a flip, which is how I read the question, I would not be afraid of any of their three lines.

Now if I am misinterpreting what you want, go on down to Home Depot and put your order in.

If you are keeping the house, I would most likely follow other recommendations, but I am interpreting that you are not keeping the house, if I am wrong, please let me know.
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silverline/american craftsman-pella thermastar-xact are all used(should be used) for house flipping or rental units. i would NEVER install one of those brands for a customer.i don't care what kind of brand recognition andersen has.they make a very poorly designed vinyl window as do pella. As the other poster mentioned, gorell,sunrise and i would definitely add okna.
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silverline/american craftsman-pella thermastar-xact are all used(should be used) for house flipping or rental units. i would NEVER install one of those brands for a customer.i don't care what kind of brand recognition andersen has.they make a very poorly designed vinyl window as do pella. As the other poster mentioned, gorell,sunrise and i would definitely add okna.
FWIW I wouldn't put a silverline in a tree fort
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FWIW I wouldn't put a silverline in a tree fort

FWIW I would'nt put silverline in an out house. using an out house must be bad enough, no reason to add cheap leaky windows to an already bad situation.
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If you are flipping the houses with an investor, the buyers will be happy with any new window

When I flip homes, price is the determining factor for windows.

Cheap vinyl windows are a commodity with no notable differences in features, benefits or quality
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FWIW I would'nt put silverline in an out house. using an out house must be bad enough, no reason to add cheap leaky windows to an already bad situation.

Siverlines would be a great choice for an out house. You wouldn't have to install an exhaust vent to get rid of the stink.
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Siverlines would be a great choice for an out house. You wouldn't have to install an exhaust vent to get rid of the stink.
would'nt adding silverline make the stink worse?
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One advantage of silverline is that there's no need to physically open the window to get fresh air

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