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by LoneStarGuy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 10
Views: 115

Re: North Texas Window Question

Thanks Randy. I think the lesson here is that while a foam install may be best, if don't half-arsed - not foaming after fastenining, and fastening wrong could turn what sounds like the best install into a bad install. I think I'd take fiberglass to not have the sill drilled on a slider.
by LoneStarGuy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 10
Views: 115

Re: North Texas Window Question

Here is a video Lanham Window posted that documents their install method -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQlmHKPIsGc&t=3s They seem to spray foam between the brick before inserting the window, then caulk around the window. Is this the best method?
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise??
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Sunrise??

Here is my experience with Sunrise. It might be more of a dealer issue, but I sought out a quote from my local Austin TX Sunrise dealer and I was not impressed. First. the price he was quoting was much higher. But I am open to paying more for quality, so I asked what product line and got this respon...
by LoneStarGuy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Install methods.

Got one more question. I installed the next 4 windows, all big horizontal sliders. 2 went into siding and 2 into brick. I had been an easy to work with and cheap DAP indoor/outdoor caulk against the trim and siding as the siding is going to be replaced soon. For the brick, I purchased white GE 100% ...
by LoneStarGuy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Re: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?

Wanted to follow up with a review on the LoE-340 slider we installed a few weeks ago. We love this glass for the southwest facing home office. We probably will not use it in the dining room. The window lets a lot more light in than the solar screen did and about the same amount of solar heat, but be...
by LoneStarGuy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Austin area - many questions about replacement windows (long)
Replies: 16
Views: 1458

Re: Austin area - many questions about replacement windows (long)

So PJS what did you end up choosing? We ended up going with Ringer for most of our windows. Already got two installed (DIY) and more to come. We are using Milgard for a narrow single hung that few companies offer (12 inches wide0 in their Style-line). We ended up having to temper one window we did n...
by LoneStarGuy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Milgard Style-line thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Milgard Style-line thoughts?

Here is a follow-up. Today, I ordered ONE Milgard Style-line single-hung. I already installed an awning and slider from my local manufacturer. This Milgard SH will be 12x60 (sized to replace the old aluminum in the laundry). After a lot of quotes and searching I found only Jeld-Wen and Milgard seeme...
by LoneStarGuy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Install methods.

Here are some pics: Old 3030 Single Hung: https://i.imgur.com/ZRTmUvW.jpg old 4050 Slider with solar screen - taken mid-afternoon https://i.imgur.com/HdYRo46.jpg?1 Outside old 4050 slider w/ 90% solar screen: https://i.imgur.com/mSBSEzy.jpg Nice and level sill for awning window: https://i.imgur.com...
by LoneStarGuy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Install methods.

So got window #2 installed. Just need to trim the outside and caulk against the sheetrock. This was a bigger 5040 slider. The high today was 104F. I measured the temp of the inside of the old aluminum frame at 119F when it was in the sun. The biggest difficulty today was the sheetrock cutback. The l...
by LoneStarGuy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Install methods.

So I took out the first window and installed the 3030 awning. The builder did not use house wrap, but instead had tar paper and siding going over the old aluminum's nail fins. The sill was perfectly level. There was NO insulation at all as expected. Also, no z-flashing above the window. The siding a...
by LoneStarGuy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Install methods.

I ordered my first two windows today from a local manufacturer. They had the best combination of price and performance and customization, plus having them nearby should help with support. One will be a 5040 slider with LoE-340 for the game room and the other a 3030 awning window with LoE-366 for the...
by LoneStarGuy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Limited choices on two quotes?
Replies: 12
Views: 6052

Re: Limited choices on two quotes?

Thanks for replying back. I was still in the market for DYC but decided to DIY but DYC doesn't seem to sell through supply houses in my area. This week, I just got a quote for windows only from a Sunrise dealer. Their prices seemed a lot higher for the big sliders and glass upgrades are pricier. Nex...
by LoneStarGuy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Milgard Style-line thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Milgard Style-line thoughts?

Before pulling the trigger on a window quote from a local manufacturer, I went up to DFW to look at the Milgard showroom. I was very impressed with them. I liked the look of the window and their lock which auto-locks when the window is closed. The rep told me they would meet egress in the Style-line...
by LoneStarGuy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Install methods.

I didn't mention it on this thread, but we actually had signed a bid for the siding company to install windows and siding but they backed out of the window install. This was due to ordering issues from the manufacturer they were using. They came back with quotes from Simonton but I didn't like them....
by LoneStarGuy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Install methods.

All, Here in central Texas, I have decided to install windows from my local window manufacturer that has 5* ratings. I am going to be doing my own install with hired muscle as needed prior to having siding replaced w/ Hardie. We also have brick. For the ones going into siding, I measured the rough o...