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by Mass. window guy
Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Gorell Installation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3055

Do not fool around- call their service dept. A bowed window sash means there is alot of pressure at the locks and meeting rail. It will undoubtedly get worse. This has been a problem in the industry for years and the installers and manufacturers will probably tell you to wait a while as the weathers...
by Mass. window guy
Wed May 17, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Tri State Window Factory reviews?
Replies: 37
Views: 16111

I am going to try to say this without annoying the window shoppers here- don't take this the wrong way. First off I should say I have never heard of Tr-State and do not work for them. I have been watching these boards for a couple of years now and on occasion will try to give people help if I know t...
by Mass. window guy
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement Windows Southern NH?
Replies: 16
Views: 6804

I agree, Paradigm is a decent window.
The problem I have with them is they use swiggle for a spacer.
For the price it is a decent value.
by Mass. window guy
Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement Windows Southern NH?
Replies: 16
Views: 6804

Rick, All the larger companies (including Shuco) will tend to have more customer complaints. It is simply a numbers game. The small manufacturers that produce small quantities should have fewer problems because they make a fraction of the # of windows compared to the big guys. I am not making light ...
by Mass. window guy
Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacement Windows Southern NH?
Replies: 16
Views: 6804

I was very impressed with the quality of Paradigm windows. It is made in Portland, Maine and distributed by Applicator Sales in New Hampshire through contractors only. It is very good quality but nothing fantastic for insulation value (u-.31). A good triple pane in your area would be the Simonton 98...
by Mass. window guy
Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Great Lakes Uniframe Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 2420

Statewide is a franchise, Uniframe is a good window. The selling price seems awfully high. Even in the Boston market that I work in that is considered one of the most expensive. I would call them back to offer $4,000. They won't take it, but let them come back and settle for a price around $5,000. I...
by Mass. window guy
Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot 6500 Series
Replies: 21
Views: 44964

jlas75,
The website you posted is the website for the company of "Bill" the previous poster that answered your questions.
by Mass. window guy
Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacing 50 year old metal casements!
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

be careful with choosing contractors from the yellow pages- there are some good companies and some bad. You are really taking a leap of faith that way. I would suggest you speak to friends or family and ask who they used. You can also call the better business bureau for a referral. The home shows ar...
by Mass. window guy
Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: $400 a window...is this wishful thinking?
Replies: 9
Views: 4647

I am very familiar with Windows America- !st of all I would ask to see proof of a u-.26 window that uses double pane glass. To my knowledge, a double pane, low-e, with argon and super spacer will bring to approx. .30 on my windows. I don't think krypton will bring it down to a .26. I also would seri...
by Mass. window guy
Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: $400 a window...is this wishful thinking?
Replies: 9
Views: 4647

yo can replace a window easily for $400 an opening, but you won't get a Newpro triple pane.
You can get a very good window for $400 that will have a u-value around .30 in a well constructed unit.
Where do you live?
by Mass. window guy
Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Problems with Simonton?
Replies: 10
Views: 5290

Most contractors will insulate between the buckframe and new window which is accesible when removing the inside stops- it could be air coming between the rough opening and buckframe which is NOT accesible unless the casings are completely pulled off. If this is the case, it would be neither the inst...
by Mass. window guy
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Input on these quotes from Alside, Soft-lite and Simonton?
Replies: 11
Views: 5517

I am a big fan of Soft-Lite as can be seen on previous posts, HOWEVER I would RUN for the Soft Lite Barrington Series. It is their economy line- it especially makes no sense to put triple pane glass in that frame. We are the distributor for their premium series in Massachusetts. Please let me know i...
by Mass. window guy
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Fiberglass windows
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

We were in the home show this past weekend.
We don't offer fiberglass windows, but there are plenty of companies that will sell you the window and then you can install yourself. Simply go to Marvins website and do a distributor search. I know of one company in Newton "Affordable Windows".
by Mass. window guy
Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: CertianTeed Bryn Mawr II versus Simonton 5500
Replies: 15
Views: 15772

to all of you that use subs for install: read the following article on how the IRS will be deciding whether tou use a true "sub-contractor" or not. Many of you "think" you are using subs and getting all the benefits that go with it the way Ck mentioned. The truth is many of us have too much control ...
by Mass. window guy
Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Pricing Strategy and Negotiation
Replies: 20
Views: 8255

wow, I have been in the business for 20 years and I have never heard of a company being booted by the BBB!
You learn something new every day....thanks.