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When you consider to start a window project and you shop around. One of a good choices might be OKNA Insul-Tec Replacement windows (500 Series).
This vinyl window looks stylish and appealing.
As always we are gonna look at three most important characteristics of the window:
— Reliability, Performance and Warranty
Reliability, Performance and Warranty
What could be done better in that replacement window
So the OKNA Insul-Tec Window (500 Series ) has 11 stars minus one star, the total comes to 10 stars. It is pretty much a durable and stylish window, worthy of consideration
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OKNA window company provides Lifetime Limited Warranty. We all like the word “lifetime”, but what about that nasty one “limited”. Let’s see how Okna Windows and Doors warranty works.
The vinyl frame and vinyl components of the OKNA replacement windows and sliding doors are warranted to be free from defects that might result in blistering, flaking, corroding and fading of the window or a sliding door. You get this coverage from the date Okna windows installed into your house. You are covered as long as you own the house. Plus this warranty is fully transferable to the next home owner as well. Which is very generous allowance. Usually other window companies do not allow transference of the warranty or allow it for the next 20 years only.
Okna Windows company warrants that insulated glass unit is gonna be free from obstruction between the glass, including moisture on the internal glass surfaces caused by seal failure. This warranty is lifetime for the first homeowner and it is transferable for the next one as well. Most other companies give 10-20 year non transferable warranty on a glass.
Glass stress cracks are covered for one year only. If your glass has mini blinds between the glass panes, then the warranty is 10 years only.
Hardware of the replacement window has a lifetime warranty as well. Okna Windows company warrants that all hardware shall remain in good working condition, for as long as you own your house. It is fully transferrable to the next homeowner as well.
All of the above was that “Lifetime” warranty. Now let’s talk about the “Limited”. Under the limited part of the warranty, there are some cases when the warranty is 10 years only. When you order Okna replacement window with a special color, the window is gonna be painted. The Okna Window company gives 10 years warranty on that paint only. The same thing is with hardware with custom paint coating. It is warranted 10 years only.
Now, let’s see what should you be looking for to talk well with the Okna Customer care. The only thing you need to find is a warranty sticker, which is located on the sides of the bottom and top sashes. If after some time these stickers discolored and peeled off, then check the top channel of the window frame. There is one more warranty sticker there.
So all in all Okna Windows and Doors Company provides solid warranty and surpasses in many cases the warranties of their competitors. If you want to print out Okna window warranty, feel free to do so by downloading the file at the bottom of the post. This is updated warranty by OKNA Windows Company as of October 2018.
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OKNA Windows and Doors Company is a relatively small manufacturer located in Bristol Pennsylvania. The company was started in 1994 by two friends who worked together as installers and business partners. They had to start a window manufacturing business, because a local supplier was not able to meet their window demand. So these two owners are still together running the business. It is a plus that they come from the installer’s world. They can understand the needs of an installer and what does the customer wants and combine them together into a product that performs well.
OKNA Windows and Doors Company manufactures a wide range of windows and doors for the residential and commercial markets.
We are gonna post reviews of their windows here, just click on the link when it is blue color:
The base model Precision Weld Series replacement windows has many good features, that many other larger manufacturers do not have in their base window offerings. These windows can be customized with different type of lock, screen and color options, which are usually unavailable with other window manufacturers.
Next two levels in their model row is Insul-Tec and Eco-Pro Series replacement windows. These windows have wider selection of different options. Better frame and glass options.
The top of the line OKNA offering is Enviro-Star Series replacement windows. These windows have unsurpassed energy efficiency and come in different colors and frame variations.
The OKNA company is about 23 years in business. They had some ups and downs. In 2011 they settled a lawsuit brought against them and their dealer by some NJ angry customers.
At this time the company is growing and expanding into midwest of the United States. The last time we checked OKNA windows boast strong support and good customer reviews online.
We offer OKNA windows to our customers as well. We like working with smaller manufacturer. Sometimes it is easier to get things done with them, than with a bigger manufacturer of replacement windows. Some people say that a bigger company is better, because there is a higher chance that the warranty is gonna be honored. It is true to some extent, but we never know what can happen to a big well known company as well. Smaller window companies very often trying harder to please the customer and offer acceptable price, than bigger manufacturers. We think it is worth to give them a chance.