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by windowmike
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Single hung sash balances
Replies: 1
Views: 3485

Re: Single hung sash balances

Sounds like side load balance
clip is put in open at bottom then popped in at top.
could use a small screw to do the same
remove it after install so it doesnt break balance later
we use stry-buc or swisco for parts
you can too
by windowmike
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: PELLA LAWSUIT (Pella vs Anderson vs Marvins)
Replies: 19
Views: 8993

Re: PELLA LAWSUIT (Pella vs Anderson vs Marvins)

Just epoxied andersen frenchwoods back together clamped overnight four sets all delaminating and out of warranty by two years
cust paid 600 instead of 6000 to replace all panels.
mother nature works day and night
by windowmike
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: First timer needs help!
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Re: First timer needs help!

Thanks for update on beige and foil laminate not being available at SL
I wonder why?
Tin Man offered lots of choices
white white and of course white
Maybe black capping on a white window would be an effective solution
by windowmike
Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Wincore 5400
Replies: 15
Views: 10401

Re: Wincore 5400

Several times customers would say I dont need the tempeed glass due to cost
I put the tempered in anyhow and sleep well
by windowmike
Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: First timer needs help!
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Re: First timer needs help!

PVC Bond is offered in black
Foil Laminate is offered in Antique Bronze
Foil Laminate has a stippled or striated finish
SoftLite Bainbridge is offered in solid color brown
Imperial is available in Soft White and Beige solid color
by windowmike
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: First timer needs help!
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Re: First timer needs help!

SoftLite offers PVC Bond or Foil Laminate both are warrantied against fading peeling flaking for ten years
PVC Bond can be touched up
PVC Bond is slightly more expensive than Foil
I prefer Beige color option
It is more affordable too
Expand your search area you may find the connection you desire
by windowmike
Mon May 30, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: High quality vinyl window companies?
Replies: 9
Views: 3147

Re: High quality vinyl window companies?

I thought Prism Platinum is three year glass breakage and 25 year on seal failure (prorated)
Double strentgh glasss
by windowmike
Mon May 30, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Best Deal: Soft-Lite vs Sunrise vs Simonton
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

Re: Best Deal: Soft-Lite vs Sunrise vs Simonton

What a deal
SoftLite with super spacer no solarban 70 and triple pane argon
Two circle windows at 900 seems fair
Are they individual or mulled to DH
Mulled units would strongly advise new
by windowmike
Tue May 10, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Lock question on Simonton 5500
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Re: Lock question on Simonton 5500

Sounds more like a slider window. The lockset keeper is adjustable. It could be misaligned and you are forcing the sashes apart. It should lock easily. Check end gaps as sash enters frame reveal gap should be perfectly even top to bottom. If not then frame is not level and plumb. The sash rollers ar...
by windowmike
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Wooden stop split, leading to water infiltration?
Replies: 1
Views: 2984

Re: Wooden stop split, leading to water infiltration?

you sound competent and determined You should be able to rent a brake for twenty five bucks at rental centers. Make small sample check fit. paint existing unless its really gone or replace it with new as described sounds good My bet is bad WRB flashing job under the window. If water gets past brickm...
by windowmike
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Alside Excalibur vs BFRich Cabernet
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: Alside Excalibur vs BFRich Cabernet

HMMMM BF rich was number one in volume in the r-5 program.

Nice Window IMO and I'm a Soft-Lite Fanatic
by windowmike
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Alside Ultra Maxx price/value question
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Alside Ultra Maxx price/value question

+1 on that eco
by windowmike
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Alside Ultra Maxx price/value question
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Alside Ultra Maxx price/value question

keep shopping
installation details are important too post a pic
by windowmike
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Woman needs major help deciding what to do!
Replies: 12
Views: 4854

Re: Woman needs major help deciding what to do!

IMO
Buying windows is like buying a new car
How long do you expect to stay in this home?
$4 oil impacts payback time

treat this as an investment

installation is important as well
.16 u factor is very very good for an operable window

Pictures would help us help you regarding install
by windowmike
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Reccomendation for Simonton installers in North New Jersey?
Replies: 26
Views: 6254

Re: Reccomendation for Simonton installers in North New Jersey?

Simonton calls it Whisper Glass in their Prism line The added weight can sag the sash Simonton sashes can be reinforced with aluminum. SoftLite Ls sash is reinforced with kevlar/fiberglass "K-Beam" standard Laminated glass is available LS offers .02 air infiltration and foam filled frames standard a...