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 Post subject: Couple of newbie questions
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:50 pm 

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Hey all, have been researching for new windows. We are in our first house,and won't stay here long, so don't need the best windows money can buy. Got a few qoutes today,and are trying to decide on a couple of issues.
1. does it really matter if the frame is filled with foam??
2. is the fusion welded frame that much better than a screwed one??
3. is the low E and argon option worth it??

Please, not looking for a fight, just need to know a few opionions, Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of newbie questions
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:54 pm 
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railfan wrote:
Hey all, have been researching for new windows. We are in our first house,and won't stay here long, so don't need the best windows money can buy. Got a few qoutes today,and are trying to decide on a couple of issues.
1. does it really matter if the frame is filled with foam??
2. is the fusion welded frame that much better than a screwed one??
3. is the low E and argon option worth it??

Please, not looking for a fight, just need to know a few opionions, Thanks


1. No, not really. Gives you a little better condensation resistance rating and slightly better frame performance but not significant when compared to a good multi-chambered vinyl frame.

2. Yes. It should be cheaper for that matter as well. Requires less hands to touch it.

3. Yes. Shouldn't buy a window without it.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:02 pm 

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WOW thanks for the quick reply, although the fusion welded frame appears to be about a 40.00 per window upgrade from 2 of the 3 companies we had out today, also, we currently have aluminum 30+ year old single pane windows, and one company was talking a bunch of extra money because of all of the extra labor involved in "tear out"?? Does this sound correct??


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:57 am 
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railfan wrote:
WOW thanks for the quick reply, although the fusion welded frame appears to be about a 40.00 per window upgrade from 2 of the 3 companies we had out today, also, we currently have aluminum 30+ year old single pane windows, and one company was talking a bunch of extra money because of all of the extra labor involved in "tear out"?? Does this sound correct??


The reason that I say that fusion welding should be as cheap as mechanical because if a factory has the machinery to do the welds, it actualy takes less time and less parts to fusion weld a frame. It is pretty much an industry standard and I would shy away for a window that is mechanically fastened. Mechanically fastened windows are typically a builders grade product and do have some application in openings were you need to manipulate a window to fit.

As far as the aluminum tear out costs, what are you talking about when you said a "bunch" of extra money to tear out?


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