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by LoneStarGuy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Milgard Style-line thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 332

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: 8
Views: 608

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: 8
Views: 608

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: 8
Views: 608

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: 8
Views: 608

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: 5938

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: 332

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: 8
Views: 608

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: 8
Views: 608

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...
by LoneStarGuy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton vs. Sunrise
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: Simonton vs. Sunrise

If air infiltration is the most important, why do so many window companies make it impossible to find? Does anyone know what a good AL number is for horizontal sliders? I've heard look for single-hungs below .05 but what about sliders?
by LoneStarGuy
Wed May 09, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)

So my contractor called back this week. He got me another quote for my local manufacturer higher than what the manufacturer charges with their own installers. He can't find a product at a similar to DYC with a true-sloped sill, double-strength glass, non-metalic spacer, etc at a cost similar to his ...
by LoneStarGuy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Austin area - many questions about replacement windows (long)
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

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

PJS, did you meet with Statewide? If so, how did it go?
by LoneStarGuy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)

Long story short, my contractor stopped using DYC because of order entry errors they wouldn't rectify. Thanks for confirming my fears about Milgard. The lack if info on their specs really bug me. Their lock on the Tuscany looked attractive. The thing that bugs me most about NT is they only make doub...
by LoneStarGuy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)

So my contractor called and we spoke about potential options. He can do Milgard, but it seems their vinyl windows have pocket sills depending on where the window is made and the AL numbers aren't impressive. Milgard is not clear about what spacer they use - it sound an a lot like the Cardinal XL edg...
by LoneStarGuy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Austin area - many questions about replacement windows (long)
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

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

I misnamed the Milgard line, it is Style-line not slimline although it is a slimmer frame - https://www.milgard.com/windows/style-line-series I don't think PM's are possible here. I began the process by looking for siding contractors who install James Hardie siding. Through the James Hardie referral...