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by Windowman
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: Is Polybau windows still in business?
Replies: 4
Views: 3893

Re: Is Polybau windows still in business?

I just recieved a call from the (new) owner wanting to know if I was interrested in
buying their windows again, I think not.
Thats if they are new owners or just under a new name to fool people again.
by Windowman
Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: An installation method question for the experts
Replies: 13
Views: 4223

Company #2 the coil wrap is already in place and looks good, you will only need to replace it if you are cutting down the window. When I replace (old) wood windows I do it from the inside most of the times and the outside is not damaged, depends how they did it the first time to put in those alum wi...
by Windowman
Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton Qoute - Is this good?
Replies: 8
Views: 2347

Im not sure about your area, but could be lower depending on things like: Does the window installer know the siding will be off on the outside? Myself when I quote it, it would be lower because I wouldnt have to do as much on the outside of the house. What type of windows do you have now? wood, alum...
by Windowman
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: California Window Replacement Companies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Roadrunner glass is also in fremont, They are a certified dealer of milgards and does all types of glass and mirror work too!
Make sure to check anyone you are thinking of going with with the
contractors web site and the BBB and get references
by Windowman
Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Milgard vs Simonton again
Replies: 7
Views: 2948

Not the seal as in the glass unit itself, but the seal as in the caulking around the window on the outside of the new window to the wall or trim.
by Windowman
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window installer recommendations... please.
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

I know this is a bit late, but the fact everyone trys to get you to buy their window is, that they do markup the window price to make profit. Most of the time they do not want you to buy from others. If you buy from others then they want to markup the install price.
by Windowman
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Milgard vs Simonton again
Replies: 7
Views: 2948

The blame they try to put off on the contractor is if there is any leakage. They will not cover any leakage on their part. The window itself, glass, locks, wheels and vinyl is all on milgard. they do not cover screens. Here in sf bay area in Ca they also include a glass breakage. Just make sure they...
by Windowman
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Milgard vs Simonton again
Replies: 7
Views: 2948

Myself I would say go with milgard, they have a great warranty. HD has to make their money so that is one reason they are higher. They also use sub contractors (last time they tried to hire me as a sub) so you have to make sure the installers themselfs have all the insurance to protect you and your ...
by Windowman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Is having Worker's Compensation really important?
Replies: 11
Views: 2800

Not all true, They can have an account with a window manufacturer, but as with alot of companys in CA. they use subs so they dont have to worry and workmans comp. The contractor you sign with has to give you the warranty, they require the subs to warranty their own work for at least 1 year. It is a ...
by Windowman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Which install method is better jump frame or pull frame?
Replies: 7
Views: 6202

Doing a retro-fit window leave the frame in, Once you remove it, it will start to leak. I have seen it take 3 or 4 years to start to come thru so you can see the signs. Stucco is only as water tight as the paint is.
If you still cant decide go to the building department and talk with them.
by Windowman
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: How to remove Milgard Classic Sliding Patio Door(only doors)
Replies: 3
Views: 4273

What they said, I have done it many times myself and have caused no damage. It is hard to do and I do not recommend that you try it.
I have made vinyl windows and installing them for 20 years, so I know them inside out. There are tricks that make it easy for me to do it.
by Windowman
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: California Window Replacement Companies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Have you called the local company there in fremont? I have been installing for him the last 4 years there. I have been installing for 20 years, If Cheryl is the one I think she is, she knows me. But on anyone you decide on check them out on contractors web site and check on them thru BBB too, then c...
by Windowman
Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Advantages/Disadvantages of Retrofit Patio Doors?
Replies: 1
Views: 1412

1. No problem here, the header over the door is for that. 2. It will be the same hieght, as they do have to remove the bottom piece only. 3. I like the looks of it, they match the windows with the fin around them. 4. No problems with the size, I have done 16' doors, but you want to make sure they in...
by Windowman
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Vinyl Bay Windows - not available at Simonton and Jeld-Wen?
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Yes they do make them, I used to buy from them so I know for a fact they do.
by Windowman
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: California Window Replacement Companies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Where are you out of?
20 years installing, I might be able to point you in right direction.