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by shamu
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Selling house in 9 months: Recommended course of action???
Replies: 7
Views: 3108

Re: Selling house in 9 months: Recommended course of action???

That is a great price. Actually on the questionably low side. If you are comfortable with the contractor go with them. By the time you buy the windows and pay your friend you won't be that far off between the two.
by shamu
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Alside and Buy/Fix/Flip
Replies: 22
Views: 10983

Re: Alside and Buy/Fix/Flip

Does the top sash close evenly into the head pocket? If so, the bottom sash may have been manufactured out of square. You can measure it diagonally to check it for square. If the bottom sash is making contact against the sill(where the bulb seal or Q-Lon contacts the sill) across the complete width ...
by shamu
Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Reccomendation for Simonton installers in North New Jersey?
Replies: 26
Views: 6217

Re: Reccomendation for Simonton installers in North New Jersey?

Why do you think you need laminated glass and krypton gas?
by shamu
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: constant force vs block and tackle
Replies: 45
Views: 30028

Re: constant force vs block and tackle

Good to know. Most of those you list have little or know presence in my area.
by shamu
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: constant force vs block and tackle
Replies: 45
Views: 30028

Re: constant force vs block and tackle

Most higher end replacement windows (vinyl) tend to use constant force balances and promote them as being quieter and smoother than other balance systems. I believe wood windows tend to use some form of block and tackle systems due to not having a channel which would accomodate a constant force syst...
by shamu
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Has anyone seen one of these?
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Has anyone seen one of these?

You may need to look at a mechanically fastened frame and sash window. Welding fixtures may limit the size of welded products.
by shamu
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Confused
Replies: 8
Views: 2672

Re: Confused

28" half round should not be a problem. Many manufacturers make 24" half rounds. They also will have different profiles to match like profiles of their SH or DH lines for both appearance and frame depths.
by shamu
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Lincoln windows vs. Excalibur windows
Replies: 6
Views: 1971

Re: Lincoln windows vs. Excalibur windows

You should be holding the original contractors feet to the fire! Even if he made an honest mistake you should get what you paid for according to your contract. How do the Lincoln windows perform as far as air infiltration, operation, etc. Changing out the sash to get the correct glass package should...
by shamu
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Surnise restorations - sash is bowing - why?
Replies: 15
Views: 4354

Re: Surnise restorations - sash is bowing - why?

If you can pull up on the lock rail and it is not tight to the glass it would seem to be a glazing issue as others have pointed out. Measure the visible glass at side stiles and then measure at the center of the sash, those dimensions should be pretty close to equal. I am not sure if any reinforceme...
by shamu
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: IRS Form 5695 for 2009 $1,500 Tax Credit Replacement Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 2715

Re: IRS Form 5695 for 2009 $1,500 Tax Credit Replacement Windows

I have been expecting this, there are going to be more of this type of complaint as the filing deadline come closer. I'm sure there are alot of people that were expecting to get cash back regardless of wether they were due a refund or owed taxes. There was not a clear understanding that this credit ...
by shamu
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: How to handle 4 adjoining double hungs
Replies: 14
Views: 4154

Re: How to handle 4 adjoining double hungs

Great opportunity to change the overall appearnce of your home. A bay or bow window could be installed. Changing over to a casement configuration is possible or as has already been suggested a DH/PW/DH would also work. Alot depends on your budget. A 3-lite slider is also a possibility.
by shamu
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Can I convert replacement windows to nail-on?
Replies: 9
Views: 2775

Re: Can I convert replacement windows to nail-on?

You may want to contact Milgard. I believe that a Z-bar application is specifically designed for a stucco exterior and may in fact be a better way to install in your case. As Homesealed stated it would preserve the original water management system. HOA's are not always well informed and seem to try ...
by shamu
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Icing & Molding - Installation or Quality Issues (Pictures)
Replies: 10
Views: 4772

Re: Icing & Molding - Installation or Quality Issues (Pictures)

Another area to look at is how or if the glass is glazed properly into the sash. That appears to have an exterior glazing bead and air may be working its way around the IG unit and seeping between the sash and glass. There may not be enough air pressure that can be detected by just feeling with your...
by shamu
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: MW Window issues
Replies: 7
Views: 3700

Re: MW Window issues

Are you the 2nd owner of the home? If so, you are probably not covered under the manufacturers warranty. It was most likely only to the original owner. I am not 100% positive this is the case with MW's warranty, but highly likely. Good Luck!
by shamu
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: do i have a case?
Replies: 14
Views: 4203

Re: do i have a case?

Take the $250, that should cover the cost of having the glass replaced. I wouldn't sign anything that would give up any rights to any future claims. Most warranties will state that a replacement part or monetary compensation will be provided if a comparable part or product is not available.