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by dummy
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: replacing slider windows
Replies: 3
Views: 2415

replacing slider windows

We're looking at a house with slider windows. They are leaking badly. The frame and sill around the window looks in good shape. What's the best way to replace these, and with what. I hate sliders. The windows are roughly 28" x 50". This may be a deal breaker if there's no good solution. Thanks in ad...
by dummy
Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

Thanks so much for the weatherstripping offer. We have all the alsides covered with plastic already....and glad we do....but I will take you up on your offer on it. I can use it next yr. We bought some thicker plastic and it is clear. Very happy with it. We are just tickled with the Sunrise windows....
by dummy
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okna price
Replies: 17
Views: 5489

Re: Okna price

Does the price include as mentioned capping? Also, clean up, disposal of your old windows, etc? I can sure understand your hesitancy. I'm no pro, just a guy burnt buying Alsides. Listen to these pros, they won't lead you astray.
by dummy
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

FYI, I'm the party who very ignorantly had Alside Sheffields installed Oct. 2010, except for three windows. About a month ago we had those three replaced with Sunrise replacements. I wish I could make you realize the tremendous difference we have seen. It's not real cold yet, but we've had some days...
by dummy
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

Alside Sheffield windows installed late Oct. last year. So far one sash with cracked glass. One sash not water tight. 4 sashes with low-E on the outside instead of inside and now weathering/decaying. I have the plastic ready to put over them this winter. They have been really hard to open this summe...
by dummy
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: sunrise versus softlite vinyl replacement windows
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

sunrise versus softlite vinyl replacement windows

Which of these two windows would you recommend?
What is a fair price, installed?
What are the best models of the windows?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
by dummy
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

Thanks, good advice.
by dummy
Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

Windows and I must be like oil and water. Not a good mix. The salesman who had priced us the Marvin Infinities came back out at the scheduled time, but with bad news. He said his boss told him he can't sell the Marvins' for that price. The price now would be $770. He claims he has only worked for th...
by dummy
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

Thanks for your reply. Honestly, I was shocked when he shot me that figure. I hadn't even been considering Marvin. He said the vinyl Sunrise would be about $30 less/window. To be honest, the subject got changed and I didn't ask him what the disposal fees would be. I can dispose of them myself. He is...
by dummy
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

I had the sunrise salesman out. They also sell Marvin Infinity fiberglass. For $30/window more I can have the Marvin. The salesman pushed the Marvin and priced three of them to me for $550 each plus tax and disposal fees, installed. These are double hung, roughly 34x70 opening. This individual knows...
by dummy
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

Hopefully other people will read our experience with Alside and stay away. That was the intent of my post. Chasing them now will be throwing good money after bad, I'm afraid. I want to thank you for the offer of pursuing a response from the company, but I think it will only make the contractor mad a...
by dummy
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

Well, it's now, of course, summer. Some tremendous heat here in Iowa. Nothing got done with the windows. I called Alside and they referred me to a guy who should run for politics. He dodged every question I asked. They have no intention of sending an engineer, nor taking any other action. Since then...
by dummy
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

I totally respect you pros opinion and thank you for it. I never got a return call from the contractor and believe they think I might go away. Funny on the timing of the little finger surgery on the installer. He was out a few days before that putting in pads and trying to correct things. He didn't ...
by dummy
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

Update....Called Alside and they sent me to their local distributor in DesMoines whom I've talked with before. The dist./sales rep. is on vacation this week but the gal who answers the phone said he gave her paperwork and she checked and my situation has been mailed on to higher authority and is wai...
by dummy
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?
Replies: 85
Views: 28509

Re: What brand of windows should I definitely AVOID?

Yes you have said that and I agree with you. Still no reply from the salesman/owner of the business on my call this morning. Going to call Alside and see if I can get thru #1. and #2 I'm betting they refer me to the contractor whom I can't get a reply from. So I can try the distributor, but he's in ...