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by FenEx
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Triple Pane Krypton vs. Dbl Pane Argon "Is the $ worth it"
Replies: 11
Views: 3592

Re: Triple Pane Krypton vs. Dbl Pane Argon "Is the $ worth it"

Hmmmmmmm.... those calculations and the method look soooo familiar.
by FenEx
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Warranty Repairs, Where's Schuco?
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

Re: Warranty Repairs, Where's Schuco?

It's not my style to discuss the business of others but Renaissance has closed and they are not a franchise connected to the other locations. I know of a half dozen other very successful contracting businesses that have shut their doors too. The economy is affecting business owners on every level, s...
by FenEx
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Bye Bye Krypton Superwindows
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: Bye Bye Krypton Superwindows

Yes. The NFRC is gradually changing the allowable Energy-Star guidelines through 2012 (year by year).
by FenEx
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Bye Bye Krypton Superwindows
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Bye Bye Krypton Superwindows

The DOE released articles back as far as 1994 calling new emerging triple pane, Krypton filled units "Superwindows" due to their U-factors of .22 and below. Due to the automotive industry as well as others, Krypton is in short supply and therefore has increased in price by approx. 380% over the last...
by FenEx
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: I like spray foam but manufracturer and installer don't ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Re: I like spray foam but manufracturer and installer don't ...

Stick to your (foam) guns on this. Your manufacturer and installer are both behind the times. I am a corporate consultant to both Johns Manville and Owens Corning and they would even agree that their fiber glass and Fiberglass respectively will not perform when used this way. The gun will allow grea...
by FenEx
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window Research Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 6705

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So the winner is a combination of both. Thanks Dave!
by FenEx
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Window Research Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 6705

Unrelated Question

Hey Oberon, or anyone else...

Do you have any data on STC performance of cellulose vs open cell spray foam when used in wall cavities? Which is better?
by FenEx
Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Inswing windows
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

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That would be referred to as a French Casement (opens inward) as opposed to an English Casement that Americans are more familiar with (opens outward). Some reverse these terms so there is no telling what name you might find it under. I have not seen any in vinyl. Sorry.
by FenEx
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Silverline Vinyl Windows - Pros and Cons
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

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Cons: They are very poorly made and the bottom of the window market.

Pros: They are slightly better than Saran Wrap.

Hope this helps.
by FenEx
Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help! Replacement Windows in Buffalo, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 6121

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FJB & Associates is the most notorious Schuco dealer in it's history and primarily responsible for a significant amount of the bad press provided by homeowners for years. Schuco IS closing their vinyl window division on June 30th, 2008. Schuco will stay in business in other areas (i.e. Solar, Commer...
by FenEx
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help! Replacement Windows in Buffalo, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 6121

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Schuco doesn't have any field reps left. The Schuco "dealer" that called you should be drawn and quartered. May I ask what company this was?
by FenEx
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: thermo tite vs silverline or atruim?
Replies: 15
Views: 6619

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But.... Andersen bought Silverline... so they must be good.
<ducking and hiding>
by FenEx
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: I need windows, and I need advice about it!
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

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We prefer the Simonton Impressions 9800 series to the Gilkey products. The performance numbers are about the same but the Impressions is a more attractive unit with shadow grooved fusion welds (unlike Gilkeys rough welds) and an independant lift rail.
by FenEx
Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: I was looking out my Schuco patio door and noticed....
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

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Or... only stand in front of the stationary panel... it will make you look thinner.
by FenEx
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Would vinyl windows be a benefit?
Replies: 16
Views: 5075

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Don't believe so. Send again and I'll respond with a phone number.