Okna Window Reviews
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Okna Envirostar Series vs. Sunrise Restore AR90
Hi Tom, hope you?re doing well. My husband and I recently purchased a home from 1978 with its original wood windows, broken sashes, drafts and all. We are looking to replace our windows (17 double hung and 1 picture) ASAP and have received quotes from a few vendors in the area, all ranked equally high for quality of service. Below are the quotes we?ve received:
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Victoria, some very good bids in there. For me, your lowest price bid is the strongest one. The Okna Envirostar is one of the very best, comparable to the Sunrise Restorations (I wasn't sure if this was the model you were quoted on. If the comparison is between the Okna Envirostar and the Sunrise standard series, then the Okna is the better of the two window.) Assuming the last bid is on the Restorations model, then this is a great candidate too and would be my second pick.
Okna Windows vs. Sunrise
I know you like sunrise and I was planning to go to a sunrise showroom :) Are there any other close contenders to check out? I want to be thorough in my search but only want to look at the very best? Anything with fiber glass?
Julia, the only other close contender to Sunrise and Soft-Lite is Okna Windows And Doors. If you want to go with fiberglass I would recommend looking at the Infinity by Marvin. It's a better window than the Integrity in my opinion. Marvin makes a very good window, but it's not as energy efficient as these top end vinyl windows. It has good numbers, just not great.
Okna 500 Series vs. Harvey Classic
Thank you for your website with reviews. It has been very helpful. I would welcome any suggestions on the following. I am considering either of the following replacement windows -
Denise, the Harvey Classic Double Hung is a good window, one that I would consider putting in my home. The Okna 500 window, however, is excellent, one of the best on the market. As far as Okna being unknown, they aren't unknown in the window business. Harvey is Massachusetts based, so that's probably why you've heard of them.
When it comes to casement windows you cannot beat the Okna Starmark. I have a number of reasons including the fact that they use superior materials with hardware screws. I cannot mention how many times I have seen casements with loose screws.
Okna Model Differences
I live in a twenty six year old home and we desperately need to replace our windows from single to triple panes. I really like Okna but am struggling with the different series they offer. Many of the dealers in my local area said the differences are purely cosmetic. Could you please explain these differences and maybe tell me which is better the Okna 400 or 800 if I am replacing all the windows in my home.
Personally I would go with the 500 series. They are great windows for the price. Yes there are cosmetic differences between the lines, but you also need to look at the ratings, the air infiltration and DP ratings are important to take into consideration. The 400 series isn't a bad window, it's the entry level window offered by Okna, but still superior when it comes to looking at all the other vinyl windows on the market. Be sure you choose the DX models, they have locking screens and foam insulation added to the sashes and frames, making them a great choice.
Okna 500 or Affinity
Not many people will state that the Affinity is not as good a choice as an Okna, though I really do like the Affinity. Okna 500's have good numbers compared to Affinity windows. With an AI of .02 for the Okna 500, Affinity cannot compare, never mind that the Okna can manage high wind speeds. When it comes to U-Factors the Affinity has a .27, while the Okna has a .25. The Affinity double panes have better U-Factor numbers all the way down to .22 if you use their low-E glass package with hard coat. The problem with this is that hard coat tends to cause unwelcome glares and scratches really easily. The Affinity model offers plastic screens with squared corners while the Okna uses a forty five degree which makes them look stylish.
Okna vs. Revere Windows
I have three bids that includes installed and grids on all of the windows, plus exterior capping. The bid for the Okna 400 window came to $615 per window, the bid on the Okna 500 was $675 per window and the quote on the Berkshire from Revere was $470 per window. Is the Okna worth the extra money? Do these prices sound fair?
In my opinion, the Okna is a much better window that anything that Revere makes. It's one of the better windows out there and if you can, I would say stretch for the 500 series (although the 400 is very decent window). As far as the per window price goes, it's too tough to say without seeing the project first hand. Get a few more bids if you are worried and that should tell you if the price is right. On the face of it, it certainly doesn't sound unreasonable.