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by E-Z
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Top window slides down when bottom window open, is this norm
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Re: Top window slides down when bottom window open, is this norm

A lot of the times the coil springs balancing the window need adjustment to make it tighter but sometimes they have not been shimmed correctly at the middle of the windows. a way to check is to measure from interior top jamb,middle jamb and bottom jamb. The measurement should be the same if the midd...
by E-Z
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton vs. Anlin in Bay Area, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 4577

Re: Simonton vs. Anlin in Bay Area, CA

You may have done this already but maybe now that u narrowed what brand of window you will go with now it may be a good idea to price 2 other Simonton Dealers in your area.(if you havent done so already) that way you'll get the most for your money provided they check out. The Simonton website should...
by E-Z
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton vs. Anlin in Bay Area, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 4577

Re: Simonton vs. Anlin in Bay Area, CA

RSN I have been installing windows for going on 9 years installing windows and doors and on my own with E-z Windows going on 5 yrs. I cannot personally recommend off-hand anybody but i'd be more than glad to be of any help and answer any questions you may have. This board is full of pro's willing to...
by E-Z
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton vs. Anlin in Bay Area, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 4577

Re: Simonton vs. Anlin in Bay Area, CA

I agree that claim is ridiculous. I would be more concerned with their blue printer measuring for the new windows correctly. Eikler style homes with large walls of glass tend to get out of square something terrible and accounting for this is imperative. Other wise they will have to chisel those 4x4 ...
by E-Z
Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Can't decide between LBL, Simonton and Polybau - Please Help
Replies: 7
Views: 2855

City Girl, in regards to the screens and their warranty, i must say screens are the most under protected item in a window and window companies shy away from dedicating a lot of resources to service their screens because there is too many things that could hurt a fragile screen and screen cloth i.e P...
by E-Z
Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: to tip or not to tip that is the question
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

I am a small bussiness owner/salesman/installer and we do get tipped from time to time. We never expect it but when we do it feels great. I find it to be a great opportunity to show my guys that good service and attention to detail goes a long way. its hard nowadays to inculcate those values to empl...
by E-Z
Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Flangless Install? No SuperSpacer for Milgard Classic
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

. This is why most contractors will talk you out of it - too much work for them. It's amazinly easy to not have to touch the frame. Joe we use to cut back the aluminum frames to gain more glass area for people. however you can only do that on some type of frames. In our case here in the bay area yo...
by E-Z
Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Purchase Windows from Mailers or Local Vendor?
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Mailers and every type of advertising in this world is designed to get you to call and get a salesman in your house to sell you their windows.About the quality of their product it should be on a case by case basis. As far as the contractor telling you to order some local windows over Certainteed, th...
by E-Z
Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quality Windows or Marketing Trick?
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Hey WindowRep.....greetings :lol: I am sorry i had you seeing red for a minute, i am very against bad salesmanship so i do get overzealous sometimes. I do not mean to offend any salesman out there as much as i am to make sure people do not get suckered. I own my small business and like you i am pres...
by E-Z
Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quality Windows or Marketing Trick?
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

You are very correct, the vast majority of the companies out there use salesman. And i would say 99% of people are paid on commission. Now in any industry when you have salesman getting income only if they sell, you will get salesman that resort to extreme b.s to sell you a good window right there a...
by E-Z
Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Painting vinyl
Replies: 4
Views: 4864

Some people sell "paint for vinyl" online. And i do not doubt that it could be done but i know that 99.9% of the window manufacturers will void your warranty in a heartbeat. I have seen it done howevere and alot of companies have painted their windows but they do not warrant them for life like unpai...
by E-Z
Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Which is the Better Window
Replies: 4
Views: 3982

I think that is a draw...both are pretty good windows and as far as pricing goes i have seen inflated prices on every window under the sun so i guess it goes back to shopping around and above all to check out your contractor's license and insurances.

E-z
by E-Z
Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Heat lamp trick?
Replies: 7
Views: 23406

I wouldn't call it a trick as much as one of the tools to demonstrate the advantages of having glass with Loe or Loe2 on your windows. I use it if i get a hands on kind of customer but i do not use it as a rule of thumb. Not that it isn't a good tool...it is a trick if you mislead people into thinki...
by E-Z
Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Is this a reasonable Patio Door install quote?
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

If they are supplying the door it is reasonable. if the quote is just for labor at least for San Francisco Bay Area Standards that is kind of high. I would charge for labor from 600 to 800 dollars for a vinyl door...of course for a wood door the price would go up.. Hope it helps E-Z www.eazywindows....
by E-Z
Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:31 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: leaking Milgard replacement windows
Replies: 21
Views: 11971

Sorry to hear about your problem. I personally do not like to beat frames to retrofit windows as you obviously create problems instead of fixing them. Some existing aluminum windows were not welded at the miters. In fact a lot of existing windows were butt jointed with only 2 screws and a dab of sil...