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 Post subject: New Windows, New Siding
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:47 am 

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We have wood casement windows, several years ago I was told I wouldn't be happy with vinyl windows, I think I was told because they sweat, is this still the case.

Also, need to replace windows now and plan to replace aluminum siding in a few years. Should both be done at same time or doesn't it matter?


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows, New Siding
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:20 am 
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That comment about vinyl windows is pure bunk. In fact, a good vinyl windows will often have better performance ratings than other materials, including in the area of CR (condensation resistance). Ultimately, there are a lot of factors that go into whether or not you will have condensation, but having a vinyl frame is certainly not one of them.
On the siding, it can be nice to do it at the same time as it makes a full tear-out easier if that is the route that you prefer, otherwise is does not make too much difference. The window wraps may need to be redone depending on circumstances.


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows, New Siding
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:39 pm 

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it is nice to do the windows and siding together.
Doing them together will eliminate any duplicate work.
Most very good guys are ok with doing either before, together , or after.
When we do it together, we remove the windows first, set the new windows and then run the siding.
Vinyl or fiberglass best durarbility and thermal performance.


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows, New Siding
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:37 pm 

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I have to replace two small windows now, bath and laundry in the back of house. The rest can wait until we're ready to side. I saw the Polaris Ultra and and Seaway Signature today. Cost of both about the same and dealer's preference is the Seaway, hard decision.


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 Post subject: Re: New Windows, New Siding
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:16 am 
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Polaris ultra all the way :D


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