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by Delaware Mike
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installation Cost on New Construction Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Installation Cost on New Construction Windows

Well at least I hope he's taking his helpers to Harry's Savoy Grill or Sullivan's with that kind of profit.......................
by Delaware Mike
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 2460

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

Well said Randy. I always cut back the rock and stool/sill. More work, however it looks so much better and the slips that I'm seeing in my part of the country allow too much of the jamb pocket to decrease which makes the blinds if they were in the head or upper jamb pocket to now be installed outsid...
by Delaware Mike
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Are aluminum reinforced windows necessary?
Replies: 14
Views: 3053

Re: Are aluminum reinforced windows necessary?

I would highly recommend a modern upper mid to premium grade vinyl platform over a dated product line in my opinion in regard to sash meeting rail reinforcement. More and more of the windows that I tear out are now vinyl windows. I personally break every window down like some sort of crazy Roswell a...
by Delaware Mike
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Patio Door Slider - Provia or Okna
Replies: 12
Views: 1975

Re: Patio Door Slider - Provia or Okna

Thank you for posting back a review on the ProVia slider. That's one nice door for sure. I've not had a chance to sell and install one yet. Regarding the youtube type of stuff, perhaps it's time I take my new GoPro Hero 5 out of the box and figure that darn thing out and post up some install videos ...
by Delaware Mike
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 2711

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

I agree with you Thomas. The home improvement window industry has a lot sales tactics that I frankly don' t approve of.
by Delaware Mike
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 2711

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

Tell the SL rep that you would like to see a 36" wide double hung sample in person so that you can run a metal straight edge atop the bottom sash in front of the locks so that you can see how many .005" shims will fit underneath of the straight edge in the middle of the smiling sash. Game over.........
by Delaware Mike
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Spare parts for White Corona 4000 series Schuco windows
Replies: 7
Views: 2335

Re: Spare parts for White Corona 4000 series Schuco windows

Hi Raymond. You came to the right place where us window nerds all hang out. Those Schuco Corona 4000 double hung pivot bars mechanically attach to the bottom of the sashes via (3) self tapping small phillips screws. One has to just tilt the sash, rack it to release one side first then sort of work t...
by Delaware Mike
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)
Replies: 20
Views: 2711

Re: Home Depot estimate too high? (and other questions)

Some solid advise from well respected industry pros to digest. I would never allow Home Depot or Lowes to touch anything on my house. OKNA lines or Soft-Lite Imperial LS will be by leaps and bounds superior to anything else that you have looked at so far.
by Delaware Mike
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacing 23 Windows in SW Ohio
Replies: 15
Views: 2073

Re: Replacing 23 Windows in SW Ohio

It would be a lot more money as the labor end is much more intensive. However, it's the only way I will do that installation myself. I've seen too many of the local high volume window discounters and box stores do the express method with vinyl flanged tear outs that have really changed the look of t...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Replacing 23 Windows in SW Ohio
Replies: 15
Views: 2073

Re: Replacing 23 Windows in SW Ohio

You didn't mention anything about the install? Is the house sided with vinyl? At that pricing I would find it hard to believe that they're going to install a flanged new construction window so it sounds like that they will be downsizing your new windows and installing them as an express installation...
by Delaware Mike
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Taylor Door
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Taylor Door

I used to sell a 22-guage steel door blank from Taylor Door manufactured for a local door plant to the South Philly area until I picked up ProVia. Very similar door blank to ProVia's Legacy steel and it's a quality product if we are talking about the same product.
by Delaware Mike
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Patio door comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Patio door comparison

Good door, and few really neat features, ugly screen system. I prefer the OKNA Elegante door and the quality control is better with OKNA. Anything with grids that comes from Thermal, well be prepared for reorders of the glass due to misaligned grids.
by Delaware Mike
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Where to ask questions about entry doors (Provia versus...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1504

Re: Where to ask questions about entry doors (Provia versus...)

Oh Snap! You're talking Embarq, didn't realize that. I've not had the pleasure of even pricing one of these out yet as they're very high-end. I would have to mock build up a door to every specification that you are desiring to even see the list on that door. Since my operation is small, I'm able to ...
by Delaware Mike
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Where to ask questions about entry doors (Provia versus...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1504

Re: Where to ask questions about entry doors (Provia versus...)

You're at the right place (forum). Doors and windows run hand in hand. Most of us will not comment on pricing as the seller's business model and overhead along with the amount of repair or finish work dictates the final pricing. I can't see the benefit of a Signet over a smooth Heritage series door ...
by Delaware Mike
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area
Replies: 24
Views: 3752

Re: Installer recommendations in Charlotte, NC area

We addressed a completely rotted interior MDF stool this week in which I didn't even utilize any kind of pry bar as my hands pulled the thing in about 100 pieces right up off of the rough sill. 22-year old home with vinyl siding that had the original flanged builder's grade failing twin unit removed...