Okna Enviro-Star or Intergrity Ultrex

cbg640November 25, 2012

I am building a new house and trying to decide between the Okna Enviro-Star triple pane or the Integrity Ultrex double pane. The specification on the Okna windows are much better and on average the Ultrex is $140 more for each window. I guess my only concern is if the Okna vinyl will hold the specification five or ten years down the road.

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There is no reason not to expect that they Okna EnviroStar will not hold up perfectly for a very long time.

All windows air infiltration rates will somewhat lessen over time. If a window is well built and engineered, that delta should not be that big a spread and the window should maintain much of its tightness.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 8:02AM
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+1. The Okna is one of the top performing windows that you will find in any material, and is a stellar example of how a well-made vinyl window should look and perform. I really like the Marvin line of products, however the all-ultrex integrity is a downgrade in this case IMHO. If you are looking at a real wood interior, the wood/ultrex integrity is a very nice choice, however there is really no advantage whatsoever the the all-ultrex has over a premium vinyl choice.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 10:00AM
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OK thank you the Okna deal seemed so much better I thought I was missing something.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 8:28PM
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Although not scientific and opinion only, the all Ultrex Marvin a little on the ugly side.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 8:59PM
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