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Replacement Windows in CT

Posted by SolidSeagrams (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 29, 14 at 18:48

Has anyone had experience using Action Windows & Siding or Advanced Window Systems in Connecticut? I'm in the market for replacement vinyl windows and have narrowed down the search to these two companies. Both companies seem to have a good reputation according to Google reviews. Advanced markets their own windows while Action installs popular name brands. I would be between Okna 400 or 500's installed by Action versus the Standard or "Energy Gold Package" from Advanced. I realize this is very specific to this companies in this area. I'd like some reassurance that Action is good on the installation side since I already know both Okna's are good from reading the other posts on this forum. Thanks.

This post was edited by SolidSeagrams on Thu, May 1, 14 at 10:16


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RE: Replacement Windows in CT

dont know about either installation company, but I do know that high end manufacturers like Okna dont sell to any "geek off the street". You gotta be handy with the steel if you know what I mean, earn your keep!
Seriously though, high end manufacturers manage their reputation by vetting and qualifying their dealers. This is not a guarantee of quality installation, but gives very good odds. The other guys are likely sourcing that window from another manufacturer (VERY few dealers make their own product), and just putting their own label on it because the manufacturer brand name = mud. Alside, MI, and the like come to mind as usual suspects in this case.
Case and point, I had a local dealer in my area that was a highly sophisticated, high-pressure firm, and they were actually selling the same Alside window that you can get from Window World for $189 installed, for over $1200 per window! Lesson to be learned: do research on whatever product you are considering, and if you can't find any info, move on.


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RE: Replacement Windows in CT

+1

Okna is good about policing and vetting who they sell to so there is at least that level of protection.

It is worth repeating though that the end consumer must do their own research and be informed about their purchasing decisions.


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RE: Replacement Windows in CT

Action Windows & Siding replaced 6 sliding windows and 1 sliding door made by Okna Windows company. Installation was fast and professional. The prices were very competitive to other companies that I shopped with. Recommend to everybody.


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