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by mikey105
Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Need Window Purchase Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2493

My experience was Home Depot quoted me $6500 for (low end Simonton windows) then when I asked them to change the grid pattern and upgrade me to SuperSpacers instead of the standard Intercept spacer, they needed to write a new contract for +$$ so the job would be around $7500 + . I contacted the loca...
by mikey105
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Man, These Simonton 9800's are Nice . . .
Replies: 18
Views: 5911

Alacoyote, We're going to miss you bud ! I enjoyed your many posts, and you helped me a lot in making my own decisions out here on the left coast. I am having new Simonton's installed Monday by a nearby dealer and have totally given up on Home Depot for anything more than buying cement or bricks fro...
by mikey105
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 9800 vs 5500
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

5500 / 6500

The lower model numbers in the Simonton product line are sold through Home Depot stores. These are produced by Simonton just for H.D to sell and my experience has been that you can save money by having the windows installed by a Simonton dealer (Reflection product line) instead of trying to upgrade ...
by mikey105
Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: How is a picture window replaced?
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

Ken, I am replacing picture windows as well, but the frames are wood. They will come out leaving just the house framing intact. The new windows will fit the hole, caulking will be applied to all exterior surfaces of the the IG unit going in, some sort of trim wood will face a portion of the ege of t...
by mikey105
Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Center opening windows
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Yes, this is the reverse of what is normally done - center section is stationary and the ends slide in toward the middle. In your case the middle will need to be divided into a slider so that when it is open, it slides left and right over the fixed picture window portion. Most manufacturers can make...
by mikey105
Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: grid patterns....need input ASAP
Replies: 23
Views: 8755

Guy, This capping has my interest. I have fluted wood molding around the exterior of each window, plus a wood sill. The dining room window is 12 ft wide which will be broken into 3 sections of picture windows. On each end of that is another 36 x 47 picture window at a 90 degree angle, so from the to...
by mikey105
Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Questions On Replacement Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 13285

Bill - I spoke with the Home Depot "Coordinator" today and asked if the 6500 series was a) Argon, b) double strength glass (both panes), and c) uses the Super Spacer. This was a 3 way converstation with the Home Depot "foreman" that will show up here on Friday. He said yes to all the above... but it...
by mikey105
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Questions On Replacement Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 13285

Bill, The 48 hour response I suspect is the time Home Depot has to come out determine what to order and get the order in to Simonton. I might be able to get some information on that from the HM foreman when he shows up this week. However, I am concerned about something else you mentioned. I was spec...
by mikey105
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: grid patterns....need input ASAP
Replies: 23
Views: 8755

Guy - Thanks for all the new information, and answering my installation question on the other thread. Much appreciated! My last piece of information gap seems to be concerning the "cap" on windows. Just what is that? You mentioned putting an aluminum cap on the window...? I hate to tell my neighbor ...
by mikey105
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: How is a picture window replaced?
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

What do you have for frames now? Wood, aluminum, vinyl, combination???
by mikey105
Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: Training For Potential Installers
Replies: 5
Views: 4401

One of the biggest requirements to acheiving success is learning to caulk really well. A great looking job can be ruined in a matter of seconds with a caulk gun in the hands of an unskilled installer with a caulk gun. Could you explain that a little more? Other than squeeze out in the front of the ...
by mikey105
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Questions On Replacement Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 13285

[quote="Bill"]riddlewh That makes sense I didn’t think Depot would install the 8500; they learned their lesson not to a few years ago. The Renovations 6500 is built by Simonton and is a pretty good window it is basically the same window as the Simonton Reflections 5500 that usually can be installe...
by mikey105
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: grid patterns....need input ASAP
Replies: 23
Views: 8755

Guy - I feel a bit more re-assured from your comments about good installers that don't necessarily have the school ticket / diploma hanging off the rear view mirror in the truck. I also appreciate your comments on low expansion foam and fiberglas losing its R value when all wadded up. I am certainly...
by mikey105
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement windows scam?
Replies: 14
Views: 9505

You may have actually been the "winner" of the contest, but the value they placed on the door seems low. Likely, it was a low-end door without the installation cost, so $1300 would not be too far off the mark. You have some big windows there, and I agree your price is on the high side. This is kind ...
by mikey105
Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: grid patterns....need input ASAP
Replies: 23
Views: 8755

Alacoyote, Home Depot has a list of contractors, but at the sales stage of things you don't get access to it. The sales guy takes all the measurements and prices the job, but the "crew foreman" which I will call him, (HD employee) has to come out and measure the window sizes to build. He also has th...