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by joe123
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Best Product to Clean / Preserve Vinyl?
Replies: 5
Views: 3876

Go to the manufacturer's web site and find the maintenance and care instructions. Most will say to use a mild detergent and warm water. I use simple green and softscrub without bleach. Thanks All. Yes, I went to the manufacture's web site, but they always take the safe side. Seems like SoftScrub wi...
by joe123
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Polybau Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

They make a good window. They use super spacer for their IG. The prifile is very beefy and sturdy. I like them. I also like the other two as well. All three are decent windows. They are nice, but they have un-even window profiles ( un-even site lines ). Very ugly in my opinion. Same is try of Milga...
by joe123
Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Best Product to Clean / Preserve Vinyl?
Replies: 5
Views: 3876

Best Product to Clean / Preserve Vinyl?

Hi.

Ok, for those of us who have installed Vinyl Retro Fit windows, what is the best way to keep the vinyl clean and white?

Some say to use SoftScrub w/Bleach, others say Simple Green does the trick.

Any pros/cons about these or other better solutions out there?
by joe123
Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: The Best Value in Replacement Windows
Replies: 2
Views: 2174


You may want to look at CertainTeed windows. They are very good looking from the outside. Even sight lines.

I am doing it myself and saving a fortune. Also, shop around for on-line prices as they are all over the place.

by joe123
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Before you Buy Milgard, READ THIS
Replies: 8
Views: 11780

JScott wrote:East coast or west coast. There is one for each. They are different. It sounds like the east coast classic II.

Yes, east coast. Did you see the pictures I listed above? Ugly un-symmetrical windows.

The more I look at homes in my neighborhood with these windows, the uglier they get.

by joe123
Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Before you Buy Milgard, READ THIS
Replies: 8
Views: 11780

Here is a nice demo explaining what I am saying about even sight lines. http://www.doorsnwindows.com/pp_web/Window%20Parts_files/frame.htm Also notice how the screen frame sits BEHIND the window frame hidden away somewhat. Milgard screens sit in FRONT of frame FULLY exposed - yuk :( . What you see ...
by joe123
Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: to tip or not to tip that is the question
Replies: 6
Views: 2454

I tip once in a while and when I tip, I make sure to tip the guys who do the grunt work, the real hard work.

I never tip the guys who look very clean.
by joe123
Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Best Minimal Expanding Foam?
Replies: 28
Views: 65790

The Great Stuff for Vinyl windows worked jus fine for me and it is made just for this purpse. Here is what it says: Marietta, Ga. (August 12, 2001) – The Dow Chemical Company's Polyurethane Systems Business, makers of the leading polyurethane foam sealant, GREAT STUFF, has introduced GREAT STUFF W...
by joe123
Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Before you Buy Milgard, READ THIS
Replies: 8
Views: 11780

I got people asking me if I know the difference between Milgard Classic verse Milgard Style line: Here is my reply: Yes. I know the differences between Milgard Classic and Milgard StyleLine. Milgard StyleLine series have non-even sight lines as far as the window glass area is concerned. Which looks...
by joe123
Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:20 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: just signed an Anlin contract! Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

Re: just signed an Anlin contract! Help!

Talk about high pressure salesman! I just placed an order on 14 single hung Anlin windows for $8900, which includes wrap and tax. I wanted to find out if this was a good price (approx. $635 per window). I live in Southern California. That's a HIGH BID. I live in Southern California too and I am buy...
by joe123
Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Certainteed vs Milgard
Replies: 13
Views: 6740

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 joe123
Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Certainteed vs Milgard
Replies: 13
Views: 6740

Look at the middle section of the link and look how one side is bigger than the other.
by joe123
Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Certainteed vs Milgard
Replies: 13
Views: 6740

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. ) Hi Milgard Man. Yes. I know the differences between Milgard Classic and Milgard StyleLine. Milgard StyleLine series have non-even sight lines as ...
by joe123
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Home Depot...serious problem
Replies: 6
Views: 10250

Buying installation from Home Depot is like asking what is the maximum amount of money a company can legally charge a customer before it is consider a crime. In other words, you paid a PREMIUM price to have Home Depot backing up the installation. You should approach Home Deopt with that in mind and ...
by joe123
Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Before you Buy Milgard, READ THIS
Replies: 8
Views: 11780

Before you Buy Milgard, READ THIS

I recently canceld my Milgard order for 21 windows and I was lucky to have been able to cancel in time. First of all, I think Milgard classic windows are very well made, but one thing my wife and I noticed that nobody here has ever mentioned, is that when you look at a Milgard Classic window from t...