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by LoneStarGuy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: Install methods.

Thanks Randy and WoW. I spoke with the installer for the local manufacturer, they said with Hardie it is not an issue. The siding installer said if anything the Hardie is more prone to shrinkage than swelling. It looks great - so paint goes on tomorrow weather permitting. The siding installer (who a...
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: Install methods.

Another update - the Hardie siding was installed and it looks great, but...... I noticed the siding installers left no gap or less than a 1/8 inch gap between the Hardie trim and the vinyl window frames. They have not yet caulked or painted. Both window manufacturers recommend a 1/8-1/4 inch gap wit...
by LoneStarGuy
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?
Replies: 39
Views: 680

Re: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?

Just curious, do all of the condos have the same age/type of windows? Does anyone else have leaks? Have you talked to your neighbors? If every one needs windows or if many have leaks it might be time for the whole complex to be done, perhaps with special assessments to cover the cost. It may be chea...
by LoneStarGuy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: Install methods.

I wanted to give every one an update. We installed our second round of windows made by our local company, and finally got our Milgard window delivered -- took 6+ weeks to get one little 12x60 single-hung. We had a issues with it breaking on its way to Home Depot, having the wrong parts ordered to fi...
by LoneStarGuy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 10
Views: 294

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: 294

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: 16
Views: 574

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: 18
Views: 1219

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: 1863

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: 1617

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: 602

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: 18
Views: 1219

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: 18
Views: 1219

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: 18
Views: 1219

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: 18
Views: 1219

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...