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by Cheryl
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: Another casualty of market downturn
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Re: Another casualty of market downturn

It is happening out West as well - Milgard just closed it's Marysville, WA plant JeldWen pulled out of Sacramento, CA and Urban Machinery has closed its West Coast Operations in Oregon.

These are extremely tough times for all.
by Cheryl
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: "Best" window for blocking heat?
Replies: 13
Views: 6948

Re: "Best" window for blocking heat?

Even more important than which window you choose, is the glass package that you choose. Cardinal Loe366 is very good at blocking solar heat gain with very little color change. It is quite popular out here in the West. However, if you count on the winter sun to warm up your house in the winter, this ...
by Cheryl
Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: Energy Surcharges
Replies: 1
Views: 1659

Energy Surcharges

Good Afternoon Everyone, Does anyone know of any window manufacturers that are now adding energy surcharges to their pricing? All glass suppliers have been doing this for some time, but now it has gotten even worse. For example, just today I had a supplier raise their prices 10% and on top of that a...
by Cheryl
Tue May 06, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Amerimax vs Empire Pacific Windows
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Hi Ruthless,

The Amerimax window is a higher quality product than Empire Pacific in my opinion.
by Cheryl
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Amerimax and colored frames...
Replies: 10
Views: 3658

Hi Ruthless,

I know of 2 companies who paint frames in Southern Cal. One is West Coast Windows - they manufacture and install their windows in Southern California. Also, check out Polybau windows - they have several dealers in the Southern California Region. Good Luck!

Cheryl
by Cheryl
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Amerimax and colored frames...
Replies: 10
Views: 3658

Good Morning,

What color are you looking for? I believe several manufacturers in Nor.Cal. have access to the same paint facility as Amerimax.
by Cheryl
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Amerimax and colored frames...
Replies: 10
Views: 3658

I believe Amerimax paints the exterior of their frames, just as a few other manufacturers in Northern California.
by Cheryl
Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Can't decide between LBL, Simonton and Polybau - Please Help
Replies: 7
Views: 2855

Hi Citygirl, The story you tell is all too familiar with some West Coast Sales Organizations. Here are some performance numbers to compare. Simonton sells different products depending on location, with different products for the East and West Coast. From a brief time on the window websites, and AAMA...
by Cheryl
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: making a good choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Keep shopping. That is a very high price for the SF Bay Area market.
by Cheryl
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Wildfire protection and heat efficiency
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Good Morning Jeff, The new California Wildland Firecodes that will go into effect require that ONE pane of the insulated unit be tempered. It can be either the inboard or outboard pane. Which pane you choose to temper should be associated with where you want to put the Loe coating. In general, in Ca...
by Cheryl
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: California Window Replacement Companies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

E-Z Windows posts on this board from time to time, and I have heard good things about his work. He is in Northern California.
by Cheryl
Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Does Anyone have any info on Bede Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 7059

You are so right, Window 4U. I know of the work of some extruders in testing this material. They purchased products from Home Depot (vinyl) that were made in China and found lead in the products. Apparently lead is used to lubricate the extrusion equipment (its cheaper) and some of it leaches into t...
by Cheryl
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Does Anyone have any info on Bede Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 7059

The Bede window is actually made in China - that is why the lead times are so long.
by Cheryl
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Lo E3-366 and LoE2-172/272: good improvement in SHG rating
Replies: 5
Views: 3155

You are absolutely correct when you conclude that there are many variations in the RESFEN program. For example, you can even choose window and glazing packages for the specific elevations of the house to achieve maximum energy savings. The research I posted was intended only to analyze general trend...
by Cheryl
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Lo E3-366 and LoE2-172/272: good improvement in SHG rating
Replies: 5
Views: 3155

Loe 172 and 272 are one and the same. Cardinal has changed their name in the last year with the introduction of Loe 366. I did some research on the topic of Loe-366 performance. It does just what it says it will, reduce solar heat gain. Using the RESFEN 5 program from Lawrence Berkeley National Labo...