Help! Okna 500 or Sunrise Restoration

HWK.123456789May 1, 2014

I'm a first-time homeowner who is getting some replacement vinyl windows. It has come down to two bids: one is for Okna 500 windows, the other for Sunrise Restoration. The Okna 500 bid is asking for $600 more.

There is a lot of info on Oknas and I know they are good...but is it worth the cost difference?

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mmarse1

Sunrise Restorations is a very good window and i applaud you for seeking out quality opposed to what most customers do: search for cheapness and regret it later( they always regret it).
That said, $600 is a very insignificant amount when you are talking about an investment that will last decades.
Think about it, would life be that much better if you saved a measly 600 bucks for a home improvement project?
I am just trying to put things in proper perspective.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 10:25AM
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HWK.123456789

I guess my issue is that I don't see a big quality difference when I look at the specs online for the Okna 500 and Sunrise Restoration. I haven't seen the windows in person, so perhaps appearance is a factor? Any guidance on why one is superior to the other would be appreciated.

My main issue is I want to reduce street noise as much as possible (and have good looking windows too).

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 10:46AM
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HWK.123456789

I guess my issue is that I don't see a big quality difference when I look at the specs online for the Okna 500 and Sunrise Restoration. I haven't seen the windows in person, so perhaps appearance is a factor? Any guidance on why one is superior to the other would be appreciated.

My main issue is I want to reduce street noise as much as possible (and have good looking windows too).

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 10:47AM
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UltraWindows

Both are great windows, so you really can't go wrong with either one, therefore I'd choose the contractor you're more comfortable with.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 1:46PM
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bpchiil

+1 to ultra - both great windows - comes down to the installers. If they are both equal - flip a coin :)

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 8:29PM
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