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by randy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Insulated Glass Units - Dallas
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Insulated Glass Units - Dallas

WoW nailed it with great advice on all counts. Cardinal makes one of the best IG units, but they do have QC issues with tempered glass out of the Waxahachie plant. Regardless, that’s who I would use.

Burris vinyl is fine for a home you intend to sell soon.
by randy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 49
Views: 983

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

"Just because the Simonton is an older design does not mean it it is made from a lower grade of vinyl or. Is using cheap part"

Who said that it was?

"I do not see it’s performance shrinking anymore than the Okna or some other top performer"

Who said it would?
by randy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 49
Views: 983

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

One more in agreement with the other guys. Sunrise’s Essentials line shouldn’t be in consideration at all. Dealers who offer it are merely piggy-backing on the reputation of the primary window lines to sell a low-end model that is sub-par in every way. Simonton is a poor performer from the start and...
by randy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Advanced Window Corp reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Advanced Window Corp reviews

AGM Windows is a great company to deal with in New Jersey, if they service your area. I’d recommend contacting them.
by randy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (and other questions)
Replies: 43
Views: 3003

Re: Pella 350 vs Okna 800 (What to do?)

If your windows are being installed with nailing fins, the interior trim will have to be removed in order to use spray foam to air seal. It’s worth doing, since this is the time to get it right.
by randy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 24
Views: 2542

Re: Install methods.

Glad to hear that your projects have gone well!
by randy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 24
Views: 2542

Re: Install methods.

I agree with WoW, and wouldn’t sweat it.
by randy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: North Texas Window Question

According to the owner (Chuck Langham) in the comments section under the video, in response to concern about not using shims: "I appreciate your comments and concerns for how the window was installed. How do we know the window is level and plumb? Since these are custom made windows there is no room ...
by randy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: North Texas Window Question

Flo, because TDI has become so difficult to deal with, many window contractors have pulled out of serving the coastal area, including me. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave homeowners with a lot of good options for window replacement. Norandex has two manufacturers who private label for them - Simont...
by randy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: North Texas Window Question

I agree with foaming behind the brick, however I disagree with other aspects. 1) They should have used shims to ensure the window is level and square. They never put a level on the window, which is puzzling. 2) He said they put six screws in the sliding window, two at the upper corners, two at the l...
by randy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: North Texas Window Question

The Traditions is a private label window that is offered to select dealers in protected territories. While it has couple of extra bells and whistles, it’s no better than the Presidential or the Energy Master. I wouldn’t pay more for the Traditions. Todd is right for most of the country, but unfortun...
by randy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 -vs- Berkshire Elite Double Pane -vs- Berkshire Elite Tripe Pane
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Okna 500 -vs- Berkshire Elite Double Pane -vs- Berkshire Elite Tripe Pane

You’re very welcome. Let us know how the project goes.
by randy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Milgard Style-line thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Milgard Style-line thoughts?

I’m not a fan of the auto lock on any window as they tend to become problematic over time, in my experience.

The Styleline is a pocket sill, and that’s always a bad design. Stick with a sloped sill and you’ll be much happier in the years to come.
by randy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 -vs- Berkshire Elite Double Pane -vs- Berkshire Elite Tripe Pane
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Okna 500 -vs- Berkshire Elite Double Pane -vs- Berkshire Elite Tripe Pane

Since you are looking for long-term durability and performance, the Okna is far superior in construction and therefore the best choice.
by randy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Omni Bow Window
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: Omni Bow Window

If you’ll post some photos of what you have (top and bottom) it will help us in advising you as to the best course of action.