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#1 Post by showe » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:48 am

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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Re: vinyl windows

#2 Post by EcoStar Remodeling » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:25 pm

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

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#3 Post by jeff1995 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:30 pm

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

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#4 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:44 am

Is the single hung a side load balance?

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Re: vinyl windows

#5 Post by jeff1995 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:35 pm

Spiral balance system

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Re: vinyl windows

#6 Post by Windows on Washington » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:40 am

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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#7 Post by jeff1995 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:19 pm

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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#8 Post by jeff1995 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:27 pm

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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