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by LocalHero
Tue May 08, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl
Replies: 16
Views: 7502

Re: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl

Yep, there's those two ways to do it and it looks like there's two differing opinions (sort of) on the methods. Budget will only allow so high a quality window and so far what I've seen (not that much yet) has the molding profile built in that I mentioned above. If I add trim tight against that prof...
by LocalHero
Tue May 08, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl
Replies: 16
Views: 7502

Re: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl

As usual my life is too busy and I'm just now getting back to this. I was leaning towards replacing just the glass, but I'm changing my mind and leaning towards the increased home value that the vinyl windows would give. So here's my latest question... The house is 1x8 bevel cedar sided and I'm inte...
by LocalHero
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl
Replies: 16
Views: 7502

Re: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl

Thanks for the replies. I haven't had time to look into color options yet but I will before I decide which way to go.
by LocalHero
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl
Replies: 16
Views: 7502

Re: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl

I don't understand why the pic is not showing up....
by LocalHero
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl
Replies: 16
Views: 7502

Re: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl

This is the best pic I have to show the windows. 99.jpg As you can see, they're not trimmed out and only on the front are they set off with the pseudo shutters. I thought to just cut the cedar siding around the window to the exact dimension that would allow brickmold or some other trim. Then I'd be ...
by LocalHero
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl
Replies: 16
Views: 7502

Re: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl

LH, The upgrade from white to tan/almond/beige is usually very inexpensive and sometimes not an upgrade at all. In this case, I am referring to the tan vinyl and not the painted finish. The interior will be tan as well. Vinyl, if it fits your requirements, will likely be cheaper than aluminum. Hmmm...
by LocalHero
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: replacing aluminum windows with vinyl
Replies: 16
Views: 7502

replacing aluminum windows with vinyl

I have a mid 80's house w/aluminum windows (Alenco windows, I think). They have so many failed thermopanes that I thought it's time to replace them. Unfortunately they're dark bronze color and the trim on the house is a sort of almond and includes vinyl soffit and aluminum fascia the same color. Are...
by LocalHero
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5050
Replies: 16
Views: 4857

Re: Simonton 5050

Any tips on how to trim the little snap in trim strip that comes with the Simonton windows? One of the four windows I replaced had a pretty out-of-square brick opening and while I fit the window in ok the margins at the top and bottom are a bit skewed. The windows came with a little trim strip that ...
by LocalHero
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5050
Replies: 16
Views: 4857

Re: Simonton 5050

Thanks Bill, that's a kind offer. I'll talk to the guy at ABC to see if he can get me some thru Simonton first but if that doesn't happen I'll take you up on it.

John
by LocalHero
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Anyone....Simonton 5050 series windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Re: Anyone....Simonton 5050 series windows?

Gary, I just installed a few of these on a rental I own. As is said above, they're fine as an entry level window. The windows I got were from ABC Supply (here in Charleston but they're a chain) and were re-branded with a "Grand Estates" name but I'm pretty sure it's the same window as the sales guy ...
by LocalHero
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5050
Replies: 16
Views: 4857

Re: Simonton 5050

I finally got started on the windows on Sunday afternoon. I got 3 of the 4 in and I'm happy to report that they seem fine for my purposes. The only trouble I had was one window was missing the screen and another had the "receiver" of the lock ripped out of it's moorings. The lock half and screws wer...
by LocalHero
Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Options for a long slider
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Re: Options for a long slider

Thanks for that info Bill. I'll still plan to call ABC Supply on Monday and I'll look into the 5500 series specifically. (that is if the customer doesn't order a window from Lowes this weekend.)
by LocalHero
Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Options for a long slider
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Re: Options for a long slider

I'm not sure I can follow the simonton site to get the available window sizes but in the new window sizes the two lite sliders stopped at 72". That series is called the "Brickmold 600". I can't get their window sizes pdf to load right now and it doesn't seem to be that I can download it for some rea...
by LocalHero
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Options for a long slider
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Re: Options for a long slider

My guess is that she'll choose to go with the less expensive Reliabilt. I'll just try to make sure I have lots of support under the bottom rail to give it all stability. With extra care in the installation it'll probably be ok.

Thanks for the comments.
John
by LocalHero
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Options for a long slider
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Options for a long slider

I have a customer who wants a 7/0 - 3/6 slider and wants it in two panels. Simonton only goes up to 6/0 for their two panel sliders. She's read something from Consumer Reports about Reliabilt (Lowes) and is going to get it there unless I can come up with a better suggestion. Any Ideas? This question...