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by mman
Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: Atrium buys North Star Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 5668

Atrium is typically know as a low cost alternative in the new construction market. Nothing wrong with having your nitche.
by mman
Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: Going from a U value of .32 to a .30 in the NW...What diff??
Replies: 1
Views: 2515

Going from a U value of .32 to a .30 in the NW...What diff??

Oregon has a refund program run by an organization named the Energy Trus. They give rebates based on insullation measures taken on homes. They have recently lowered these U - values from a .32 to qualify to a .30. Now I ask you this, what kind of dif will this make in a temperate climate such as the...
by mman
Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: foam insullation in window frames
Replies: 4
Views: 6517

Wow, very informative. Thanks for the information.
by mman
Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okay help with window brands
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

Now Now, I wouldn't go around spreading rumors about a topic you obviously know nothing about. Milgard has been offering the lifetime warranty since 1988 and WILL honor it, even in many inproperly applied instances once or twice, but if it is a reoccuring problem with the same contractor, Milgard ha...
by mman
Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Best Product to Clean / Preserve Vinyl?
Replies: 5
Views: 3873

Well, as far as what NOT to use, most manufacturers agree that using Acetone, Lacquer thinner, ammonia, Iso Alcohol, or WD40 are bad. So make sure to not use any of these when cleaning vinyl as it will weaken or take off the finish to new vinyl windows.
by mman
Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Okay help with window brands
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

I would suggest hiring a liscensed and bonded professional to do the job. Preferrably with an AAMA certifiaction. If you have stucco siding, I would suggest a Milgard Z-Bar window, or also called a stucco flange window. You can purchase these one at a time, depending on where you buy them. Look at M...
by mman
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Looking to replace my old windows
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

I would stick with the Milgard, seeing as how they are built locally and offer great service and warranty work, but I'm biased. Looks as though nobody else has any advice for you , so stick with what you know. As far as install questions, I live in the pacific NW and am not familiar with your area ,...
by mman
Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Certainteed vs Milgard
Replies: 13
Views: 6737

Guess it is all in your viewpoint, but I think that the picture is taken at an angle and gives the impression that the window has uneven sightlines. If you look at any Classic head on, the glass is exaclty the same size. Not to be argumentative or make excuses, it is just in a body's perception. We ...
by mman
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Certainteed vs Milgard
Replies: 13
Views: 6737

As far as Milgard not being symetrical..are you sure you were looking at the Classic. The Classic 'does' have even sight lines, the Styleline does NOT. The windows you were shown may have been misrepresented by a poorly trained rep. Both are good companies, so compare the warranties online if you ar...
by mman
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Flangless Install? No SuperSpacer for Milgard Classic
Replies: 6
Views: 3207

Just a point of clarification, Super Spacer is not available only in the East. I work in the Pacific NW and push the heck out of super spacer. I will check into it, but each and every plant that I am aware of can and will use super spacer if asked for.
by mman
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Flangless Install? No SuperSpacer for Milgard Classic
Replies: 6
Views: 3207

Looks to be I may be a day late, but you CAN get super spacer from Milgard. So just make sure to tell the person you ordered from to ask their Milgard factory rep. to take care of this for you. Good luck.
by mman
Thu May 25, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Milgard vs Simonton
Replies: 8
Views: 6812

Glad to see you are being an educated consumer. I can't unbiasedly (is that a word?) talk about which is a better quality, so you will have to go to some outside sources, but if it helps Milgard has been chosen as Builder's Magazine "Top Vinyl Window" 6 times compared to Simonton winning the same aw...
by mman
Tue May 23, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: double vs. triple, argon vs krypton
Replies: 6
Views: 5737

The decision is all yours, and you should look at the main reasons you are replacing your windows. A good double pane, with Low E, argon (krypton isn't really that much better), and super spacer should give you all the insulation you need. The triple pane really only will pay off in climates that ar...
by mman
Tue May 23, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Milgard vs Simonton
Replies: 8
Views: 6812

As far as the West coast being "saturated", that may be the case with California, but not in the Northwest (Washington & Oregon). There are only 2 or so in the Portland area and maybe twice that in Washington state. It is a fine window and I have heard no real complaints about it, or its service.
by mman
Mon May 22, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Milgard vs Simonton
Replies: 8
Views: 6812

First - the U-Value. I would encourage you to contact the contractor that gave you the bid on the Milgard Windows and let him/her know what U-Value you would like to meet. There are numerous, I mean NUMEROUS, glass options, spacer options, etc to achieve the most efficient U-Value and energy perform...