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by LoneStarGuy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

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

Well the saga continues. My contractor is no longer going to install DYC products. So he is going to look for an alternative. I asked it be like or better and at the same cost. I asked him to look into Soft-lite, Sunrise, NT Window, Ringer (local company), Milgard and the Simonton 9800. Any other pr...
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Re: Met my installers, more questions.

They are on the second floor.
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Met my installers, more questions (and a roadblock)

So I met my installers when they came to measure at my home just outside Austin, TX. Here are a couple of notes and then questions. They are a two man team who work for my siding company, but also do jobs for one of the big companies. For my siding company they do the measuring, but for the big comp...
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Beldon, or any other Austin installers here?
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

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

I checked his website and the referral link here, he is not doing Austin. Austin has a shortage of quality window installers who install premium products. I am sure he could do well here.
by LoneStarGuy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 4152

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

So I decided to remove the large MDF window seat sill, about 7 feet by 2.5 feet and found the OSB under it was in great condition. I was not surprised to see that under the window with a 1/2 inch gap with absolutely no insulation. The only thing keeping out the cold was a bit of caulk, and the nail ...
by LoneStarGuy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 4152

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement. (Decision made)

So after some drama, my contract has been signed and accepted. We are going with the DYC 5100/5200. Wife is getting her custom grid (a Victorian/craftsman look) with an arch on top 1/3rd of the upper sash met by two verticals going up to the top of the window. The design has to be made at the Cardin...
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Beldon, or any other Austin installers here?
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Thoughts on Beldon, or any other Austin installers here?

Hello again. So I finally decided on my window and siding project (discussed in another post) and found out today my siding contractor is now longer able to install my chosen window product (something about they discontinued their relationship w/ the manufacturer). Back to evaluate options... I subm...
by LoneStarGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?

So I looked up the info on my current solar screens. I have Phifer SunTex 90. Many folks up north may not have seen solar screens - they are great for privacy but not so great for looking out of a window, especially at an angle. Here is what they look like: https://img1.wsimg.com/isteam/ip/e49f34ad-...
by LoneStarGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?

Thanks WoW. Didn't realize Yuma was that much hotter. You make some good points about the significant improvements the 366 will give me, but I am worried it will be too bright compared to the solar screens. I could still add the solar screens back outside the new windows, but they tend to block the ...
by LoneStarGuy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?

Thanks all. If Austin is mild, I'd hate to see hot ! Austin is further south than Jacksonville, FL and all of Arizona and Georgia. We are actually looking to darken the home office especially. Just not sure how to calculate it to compare to a 90% solar screen - we want it darker than that. The home ...
by LoneStarGuy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Thoughts on Cardinal LoE-340 glass?

I couldn't find any discussion on this glass option. I am going to have my windows replaced here in near Austin. I have just two windows on my southwest side. Both are large sliders (6050 and 5040), one is in a dining room and the other is a home office. The LoE-340 glass sounds very tempting with i...
by LoneStarGuy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 4152

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

Thanks Randy - good info about the spacer needed for laminated glass. We only have one laminated window above the tub and it is the only window in that room so it won't be noticeable. I have decided on the Duralite then as it looked a little bit better especially if it costs less/same warranty. I wi...
by LoneStarGuy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 4152

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

I got my answer about AL from DYC. The said the posted results (.17) were accurate for the window that was built for the test. The cynic in me thinks it may be related to their advertising for their aluminum windows - "It would take FIVE DYC 8200/8800 Series windows to leak as much air as ONE of the...
by LoneStarGuy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 4152

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

So the DYC windows will meet egress if we cut back the drywall and install from the outside, so that is good news. :D I am puzzled why the DYC website lists the air leakage info on the single hung at .17-.19 cfm/ft2 which is higher than that listed for their double hung at .11 cfm. Their double slid...
by LoneStarGuy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Whole house or partial house replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 4152

Re: Whole house or partial house replacement.

Thanks Randy. I called this morning. They said they'd have someone call me back with the info.