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by randy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

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

No, nothing wrong. They actually sound sharper than most installers I’ve ran across in the Austin area, and thought they might be some guys I should reach out to is all.
by randy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

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

If you have a name and contact number for the two installers who came out, I’d appreciate it if you’d pass it along to me.
by randy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:16 am
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)

Of the options you’ve mentioned, I would choose Simonton with the following upgrades: reinforced sashes, double strength glass in all windows. Simonton is good on warranty service. Sunrise does have at least one dealer in the Austin area, I believe. I wouldn’t recommend the Soft-lite dealer who met ...
by randy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Beldon, or any other Austin installers here?
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Thoughts on Beldon, or any other Austin installers here?

If I could pick my business up and move it to the hill country, I’d do it in a minute! Unfortunately, we are just way too busy right now to even entertain the idea of expanding over there. Sorry we can’t help out!
by randy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Beldon, or any other Austin installers here?
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Thoughts on Beldon, or any other Austin installers here?

Sorry, I know nothing about Beldon - good or bad. I would never recommend any Alside products though.
by randy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: New Cons. Window advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: New Cons. Window advice

Okna is the best of the options, and closed cell spray foam is superior to fiberglass in just about every way.
by randy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?

Most homeowners in my area are getting rid of solar screens, but if they help you accomplish your goals, by all means keep them.
by randy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?

I would just stick with 366 and enjoy a little more light.
by randy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 3183

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

Cutting the sheetrock and sill back is the correct way to install the window. Many companies in Texas have (unfortunately for the homeowner) gone to sliding the window inside the sheetrock and sill because it’s faster and easier on them. However, it then requires additional snap in trim around the p...
by randy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: Why are Pella and Andersen not liked here?

First, since the professionals here are all specialize in replacement, we get to see firsthand what lasts and what doesn’t last; which windows hold up well and which windows do not. Second, most if not all of us, have sold and installed both of the brands mentioned at some point in our careers. This...
by randy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 3183

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

Have you tried calling Don Young to ask? (214) 630-0934
by randy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 3183

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

I don’t think the NT Executive has changed at all, with respect to the size of the frame and sashes.

While I am a big fan of Don Young’s thermally-broken aluminum windows for south Texas homeowners, I do not feel the same about their vinyl offerings. NT is a better choice.
by randy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 3183

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

PerfeXion is the line that is made specifically for ABC Supply. It’s a new name and it’s taking the place of the old Prism Gold, Prism Platinum, etc....
by randy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 3183

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

NT’s minimum width for a single hung is 13”. You could replace it with a casement, if you want to be able to open the window. There is no code requirement, that I’m aware of, requiring an operable window in the laundry room
by randy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 3183

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

I don’t think there are any worthwhile upgrades to the Executive. I’ve seen a demo of the Suntuative glass a while back, but haven’t heard much about it since. Sorry I can’t help you on that. I’ve heard of Ringer windows, but don’t know anything about them. However, being close to a good barbecue re...