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 Post subject: vinyl windows
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:48 am 

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I am in coastal Southern California and have gotten qoutes for the replacement of 15 windows and a door. All prices are comprable but I need to know about quality and problems with the windows.
The windows I am comparing are Simonton (I don't know the series) Amerimax and Plygem. I have eliminated the Milgard because the double hung does not have tilt out feature.

Any thoughts. Any significant differences between them? Any problems?


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 Post subject: Re: vinyl windows
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:25 pm 

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Those are all pretty decent windows. I would focus more on the glass package and the installation.


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 Post subject: Re: vinyl windows
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:30 pm 

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Milgard double hungs do have the tilt in feature. The single hung does not tilt in


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 Post subject: Re: vinyl windows
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:44 am 

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Is the single hung a side load balance?


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 Post subject: Re: vinyl windows
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:35 pm 

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Spiral balance system


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 Post subject: Re: vinyl windows
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:40 am 
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jeff1995 wrote:
Spiral balance system


While the new ones that I have seen are pretty good, the press on them is so bad that I can't imagine anyone using them.


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 Post subject: Re: vinyl windows
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:19 pm 

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The Milgard rep was speaking with me when I posted, and I was surprised to hear 'spiral'. I had always thought it was B & T system. I install very few of the styleline products, as contractors mostly use them for track developments, and I really try to trend away from builders grade products.


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 Post subject: Re: vinyl windows
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:27 pm 

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Milgard rep is saying 'Spiral' but after a phone call, it is a B & T system, for some reason the rep was mistaken and has corrected himself


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