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by WindowInfo
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What is a good window to get in (Westchester) NY area?
Replies: 10
Views: 4192

Re: What is a good window to get in (Westchester) NY area?

Softlite, HiMark, Sunrise, and Okna are the brands generally held in the highest regard, but there are other good choices as well. Be sure to look at the other performance numbers in addition to U value, including shgc, air infiltration, and design pressure. :D +1 What HomeSealed recommended. Here ...
by WindowInfo
Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Looking for Window Maker
Replies: 14
Views: 6058

Re: Looking for Window Maker

I looked through my archives of warranty stickers from past clients. I found this one from a Great Lakes Window that we installed in 1997. http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/7/2/3/7/5/webimg/551377472_o.jpg Thank you so much! I'm looking for a local GL dealer. I've got no documentation from the previo...
by WindowInfo
Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Looking for Window Maker
Replies: 14
Views: 6058

Re: Looking for Window Maker

Here is a Great Lakes Window that we did in 1998. Looks likes yours

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by WindowInfo
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Looking for Window Maker
Replies: 14
Views: 6058

Re: Looking for Window Maker

I'm pretty sure its a Great Lakes / Plygem Window.
This a a new warranty sticker on a Great Lakes Uniframe Window.

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Give them a call tomorrow
1-888-9PLYGEM
by WindowInfo
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: plygem premium window quote ?'s
Replies: 26
Views: 9823

Re: plygem premium window quote ?'s

pmalavolti, what type of window are they taking out? Since you said its in a concrete wall I suspect you have metal framed windows. $400 a window is about average in my area for replacing metal windows in block with a plygem window white/white window no grids. Every area is different when it comes t...
by WindowInfo
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Air Leakage
Replies: 18
Views: 6993

Re: Air Leakage

Yes, they are Okna 400. The installer was here today, and I have a much better understanding of what is happening now. On some of the windows, the interior stop needed to be removed in order to place some shims because there wasn't a good seal. While it was open, he put some additional insulation i...
by WindowInfo
Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Air Leakage
Replies: 18
Views: 6993

Re: Air Leakage

When this air leak issue was brought up, the installer stated that it was not in the contract to remove the interior casing...which technically is true I suppose. We usually don't remove the interior casing. We do however remove the interior stop as shown in the picture. If the interior stop is pai...
by WindowInfo
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Air Leakage
Replies: 18
Views: 6993

Re: Air Leakage

Take a look at the picture I attached. Where exactly is the air coming in? (red arrow A or B) The caulking job they did is bad I would not accept that from my guys. They also didn't caulk the existing molding as I stated in the picture. If the air is coming in from A they need to pull the molding an...
by WindowInfo
Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: the problem with the lincoln windows was handled
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Re: has anyone been hurt by an exploding withdow made by lincoln

Please post some pictures of the broken windows. I would like to see how bad they exploded.

Also edit your post and take your phone and email address out of it.

Thanks
by WindowInfo
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Header Expanders should rarely be used
Replies: 1
Views: 2863

Re: Header Expanders should rarely be used

We never use them. They go right in the garbage bag.
by WindowInfo
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Shims Under Window Seal
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: Shims Under Window Seal

First Shim the window. We use vinyl window shims http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/wds83/000_0161.jpg Then Spray Foam to Insulate http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/wds83/000_0176.jpg Then use sill expander or capping to finish the exterior http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/wds83/000_018...
by WindowInfo
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Icing & Molding - Installation or Quality Issues (Pictures)
Replies: 10
Views: 4798

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

Posted the pics for you. Makes it a little easier..... :)

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by WindowInfo
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: OKNA Starmark U-Factors?
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Re: OKNA Starmark U-Factors?

From the Starmark Brochure:

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by WindowInfo
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Starmark 900 Quote Evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Re: Starmark 900 Quote Evaluation

It could be a good price or not. Pricing varies depending on your existing windows and other factors.
If you not sure go to the OKNA website and fill out the contact information or give them a call.
I know there is at least 5 OKNA dealers in NEPA.

http://www.oknawindows.com/contact/
by WindowInfo
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Patio Doors?
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Patio Doors?

Out of that list I would pick for my house the Great Lakes Premier.