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by oceanengineer
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Custom Size Simonton Patio Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

Thanks for the input - I agree 20-25% more should be worth it. I would only settle for the 80" door if it made it cheaper to customize. Some f the brick openings in my house are a bit weird - it looks like they got the outside dimensions confused with the insides and after installing a "standard" he...
by oceanengineer
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Custom Size Simonton Patio Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

Custom Size Simonton Patio Doors

After having 5 patio doors replaced with Simonton Prism Platinum patios doors, the lone exterior french door looks out of place and I think I want to replace it with a patio door. However, the door is a bit odd sized (I had to special order the French Door 5 years ago) - the rough opening in the bri...
by oceanengineer
Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Jut got 2 quotes? Help please
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Based on what I paid for my windows (installed) it seems expensive. I'm no window expert but I did some research and targeted a window brand and quality level that I liked and then got quotations from several vendors. The quotations for the same windows varied a lot - the highest quotation received ...
by oceanengineer
Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Directions to installing Simonton 5500 windows?
Replies: 8
Views: 7052

Ales If you go to the Simonton home page if you search the section for contractors you will find their installation instructions. There is a also a lot of good information on this board on installation in general and you can also google window installation. The most important thing I learned is that...
by oceanengineer
Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What are the Questions to ask about vinyl replacement window
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

For the Simonton windows I am assuming you received the base specification (from my research it is a reasonably good window but can be upgraded with better glass packages, metal meeting rail reinforcement, etc. for maybe 10% of the window cost). The price you have indicated for the 5500 seem to be r...
by oceanengineer
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quote for Simonton Prism Platinum Windows: Too High?
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

If you search through the previous posts you will find a lot of info on Simonton windows. The 5500 and the Prism Platinum windows are about as identical as windows can get - from what I have gathered they are pretty much the same window - the Prism is exclusive to Norandex Reynolds - the warranty is...
by oceanengineer
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Another installation related question
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Thanks for the input - I will discuss with the installers. Actually they have been using drop cloths, and covering everything - just a bit clumsy with the pick-up plus bringing dirt in when they move in and out (but understandable in some ways as it has rained a lot around here the past few days). I...
by oceanengineer
Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Another installation related question
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Another installation related question

Finally received the windows today and the installers started with the windows in the brick. Had a question regarding insulating windows in the brick opening - all the openings have a large gap between the brick and the framework that has been filled haphazardly with mortar (in the past). I assume t...
by oceanengineer
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Insulating replacement windows with nail fins
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

The windows I am replacing are single pane aluminum framed windows from the early 80's - but you are right - I don't know how the new ones will line up in the existing opening. The installer said that he would have to modify the opening/ replace sheetrock if there is a gap so I guess if the opening ...
by oceanengineer
Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Insulating replacement windows with nail fins
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

Insulating replacement windows with nail fins

I have ordered a few of my replacement windows (Simonton Prism Platinum) with nailfins to replace windows in siding with no overhang (I convinced myself that if properly installed it would provide the best water infiltration protection). I have also specified that the window be insulated using non-e...
by oceanengineer
Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton Prism Platinum Slider - Specifying window for high
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Thanks again Bill - I really appreciate the patience and input you provide to so many of us novices (though with all the info I have gleaned from this site my contractor says I know more than he does on the details of the windows and offered me a job!)
by oceanengineer
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton Prism Platinum Slider - Specifying window for high
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

I also had a question whether Simonton (Prism Platinum) Sliders were available with both panes sliding or are they always with one fixed and one active?

Thanks
by oceanengineer
Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton Prism Platinum Slider - Specifying window for high
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Thanks Bill,

So I assume the patio doors have some additional seals/drainage systems to maintain a DP:50 rating?
by oceanengineer
Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton Prism Platinum Slider - Specifying window for high
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Simonton Prism Platinum Slider - Specifying window for high

I am looking at having a few large sliders and double hung windows in my window order (I finally have signed a contract for windows and siding) and when I compare the strength of the windows to the others I see that they are around DP:20 and DP:25 when most of my other windows are around DP:45 - DP:...
by oceanengineer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Need help sorting through installation methods!
Replies: 9
Views: 4082

Thanks for the response guys - you really help make our decision making much easier.