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by riddlewh
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installing windows yourself
Replies: 1
Views: 875

I can't answer the warranty part, but we installed a replacement window in our kitchen, came out real good. We contracted out when we decided to replace all of our windows. The contractor said we did a real good job on installing it. Took us only 4 hours too. :P If had decided to replace our windows...
by riddlewh
Sat May 26, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Old House-Double Pane Storms?
Replies: 2
Views: 863

A 1950's house isn't an old one in Maine. :wink:

I looked around for some, but we decided to just replace all of the windows in our house (also in Maine) with ones from Harvey.
by riddlewh
Fri May 25, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Harvey Classics
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

We had Harvey windows installed last fall (double pane, low e, argon filled) and noticed a big difference with them. No issues with them, are drafts are all gone, and our oil usage went down.
by riddlewh
Wed May 02, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Double vs. triple pane schucos
Replies: 6
Views: 1752

Re: Double vs. triple pane schucos

jeffk79 wrote:My question is this. Should I pay the extra money to get the triple pane w/ krypton?
How much extra money? $1? $1000?
by riddlewh
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: window / installation suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Not being in the industry I can't say for sure, but those prices sans installation seem high to me.
by riddlewh
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: research for all (read before you buy)
Replies: 22
Views: 9800

kcolney wrote:but I see no need what so ever to charge 100% profit for windows.
ok but lets not forget that almost all of these costs are tax deductable as the cost of doing business.
Failed business school or never bothered going?
by riddlewh
Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacing Schuco Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 3139

I'm impressed by your professionalism Windows, especially when you admit to being wrong.
by riddlewh
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Silver Line 8500 VS Alside Excalibur
Replies: 6
Views: 2129

Re: Silver Line 8500 VS Alside Excalibur

Hey vinyl window experts - can you please cut out the window snobbery and in-jokes and help provide me with information? I'm not a window expert, just a consumer that used this site for research. My comment was based on sales techniques I know sales people use (and a little physics knowledge), and ...
by riddlewh
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Shuco/Sunrise installer in Southern Connecticut
Replies: 15
Views: 4564

I don't think the small difference in u factor is worth the several thousands of dollars more in cost. In my area it is more than twice the cost. Compare $5000 for Sunrise to $12000 for a triple pane. Just to add a note, I used the energy calculator on the Schuco site and it would take about 20 yea...
by riddlewh
Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Silver Line 8500 VS Alside Excalibur
Replies: 6
Views: 2129

Re: Silver Line 8500 VS Alside Excalibur

lewid wrote:He also shut an envelope in the window between the two seals and was able to pick the window up by the envelope.
Heh, talk about a smoke and mirrors gimmick. I wouldn't buy from him just based on that technique.
by riddlewh
Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: New Windows Installed, very happy with them
Replies: 0
Views: 986

New Windows Installed, very happy with them

We just had 18 windows replaced (old single pane) with new double hung windows, low-E, argon filled, manufactured by Harvey Industries. The windows have welded frame and sash, PPG Intercept Spacer, 7/8.G thickness, 20 warranty on the glass, lifetime on the parts. U-Factor on them is .33, R-Value 3.0...
by riddlewh
Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Home Depot...serious problem
Replies: 6
Views: 10217

Door&WindowPlus wrote:Has anyone ever had a good experience having Home Depot or Lowe's install their windows.
HD was too high price for us and the saleman's at Lowes treated us like idiots.
by riddlewh
Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Windows scheduled to be installed tomorrow
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Windows scheduled to be installed tomorrow

Harvey Windows, double pane, low e, argon filled, yada yada yada. 18 windows total, starting tomorrow and ending Friday. Will provide feedback once they are done.
by riddlewh
Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Do it yourself replacement windows????
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

I've done one window myself and wouldn't mind doing it myself again. However when we are looking at replacing 18 windows and the amount of time I can dedicate to installing them, we decided to have a contractor do it.
by riddlewh
Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Vinylmax - anyone have experience or opinions?
Replies: 31
Views: 29954

Also, the avereage age of their installers is over 40, I believe I heard. Is that a good thing? :) They could be hiring kids just out of high school and people that just retired looking for extra income. So you get an average age of 40 something with no experience. Years of expereince might tell yo...