Return to the Windows Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Window help

Posted by hlkg (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 12, 14 at 12:00

My GC is recommending Hurd windows. I was also considering Anderson A series or OKNA enviro-star. Any suggestions? I've never heard of Hurd.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Window help

The Okna Enviro star window is clearly head and shoulders above the other 2 offerings based on structural integrity, air infiltration, overall energy efficiency, and in my opinion, looks.


 o
RE: Window help

Of those three choices go with the Okna. I would not use anything Hurd in a dog house and would not use A series either. If I were to use anything Andersen it would be the 400 series and nothing else.


 o
RE: Window help

+1

Not a fair comparison for the other two. The Okna does kind of destroy them on performance.


 o
RE: Window help

Besides price why the strong preference with the 400 series over the A-series?


 o
RE: Window help

Todd, the A series came out after I was out of the Andersen window business but from what I have been told by friends who are still selling Andersen is that the A series is ok, not great ok. They still recommend the 400 series as the best value and performer. Maybe not true any longer but just the info I have been given.


 o
RE: Window help

I don't see how the 400 series would be the better performer. The A-Series has a higher DP rating and it has more weatherstripping. I would imagine it has a better air infiltration rating as well but Andersen typically only indicates a minimum passing number on both windows.U-values are the same on both.
I would agree the 400 is a better value from my own selective price sampling with the 400 Woodwright vs A-Series.


 o
RE: Window help

OK todd I will not argue as I am not in the residential market any longer and have not sold Andersen in a few years now so I will defer to your opinion.

This post was edited by millworkman on Tue, Jan 14, 14 at 16:19


 o
RE: Window help

I agree with the others that the Okna is the better engineered product, however comparing products in different materials is not apples to apples. Its like comparing a car and a motorcycle for transportation. Assess your goals for the project (IE: energy efficiency, appearance, cost, maintenance, etc) and then choose the material (wood, vinyl, or other) that best fits your goals and budget. At that point, I'd compare 2 or 3 product choices.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Windows Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here