Search found 10 matches

by JeffS
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Picture Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 2730

Re: Picture Windows

Can anyone recommend a brand which is superior to Simonton? I thought they were supposed to be pretty good.
by JeffS
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Picture Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 2730

Re: Picture Windows

What brands would you recommend as superior to Simonton?
by JeffS
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Picture Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 2730

Re: Picture Windows

I did think of that, but the picture windows are in a different room than the other replacements. If, for some reason, a company was known to be superior to Simonton in picture window design, I wouldn't let some differences in appearance stop me from going for the better product. If not, then I have...
by JeffS
Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Picture Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 2730

Picture Windows

I hope I'm in the right board. I'm going to replace two picture windows on Long Island, NY and am thinking to go with a bow window or a flat panel with two double hungs on either side. The flat panel configuration is the existing configuration. I live on a barrier island on the south shore and am go...
by JeffS
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5500 Help
Replies: 40
Views: 13042

Re: Simonton 5500 Help

Is the foam in the straw cans the same as the foam for the guns? Same or different R value, durability, etc?
by JeffS
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 5500 Help
Replies: 40
Views: 13042

Re: Simonton 5500 Help

I've been following this thread. My contractor is here with me and would like to know why you think the cans are worthless. He uses the cans and likes the accuracy of the bendable tubes.
by JeffS
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: recommended features for simonton 5500 for Long Island, Ne
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: recommended features for simonton 5500 for Long Island, Ne

Interestingly, based on what I'm seeing in this forum, it appears as though my contractor has been getting incorrect information from his window distributor, whose advice he has always accepted without question. When I asked him to price out windows based on Bill's advice, i.e., Super Spacer to the ...
by JeffS
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: recommended features for simonton 5500 for Long Island, Ne
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

recommended features for simonton 5500 for Long Island, Ne

With all the possible options available, I was puzzled and am hoping someone could tell me what would be a good mix of value and good performance options for Simonton 5500 replacement windows located on Long Island, New York. I was thinking to include grids in the windows. I put some 9800s in one ro...
by JeffS
Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Test Post Section
Topic: Serious Materials Quantum2 windows v. Simonton 9800
Replies: 10
Views: 7162

Serious Materials Quantum2 windows v. Simonton 9800

I am not a forum poster-type and am totally new to this concept. I am a big lurker, however. I hope this goes through. Anyway, I am considering Serious Materials Quantum2 windows and the specs put out by the company on their website seem too good to be true. U-value 0.10 R-value 10 SHGC .33 Visible ...