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by Windows(SouthernCA)
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: super spacer or intercept spacer on Milgard Tuscany?
Replies: 5
Views: 3437

Re: super spacer or intercept spacer on Milgard Tuscany?

Milgard tuscany needs to be upgraded to 3DMAX (superspacer, argon, and suncoat max) in order to qualify for the $1,500 tax credit.
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: cost of replacing window sill
Replies: 5
Views: 5575

Re: cost of replacing window sill

$150-$300 for whole sill - redwood sill unfinished.

capping $50 extra
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Help with NFRC website
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

Re: Help with NFRC website

Most manufacturer's will send you the data if you just call. Some manufacturers numbers vary because they have products that are made differently in defferent parts of the country.
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: Is Polybau windows still in business?
Replies: 4
Views: 7356

Re: Is Polybau windows still in business?

Polybau is out of business.
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Superior vs Milgard Window Reviews ?
Replies: 11
Views: 50623

Re: Superior vs Milgard vs ?

In Southern California both Superior and Milgard make good windows. Both have a plant in the area which is nice if you ever need service. Warranty is very similar. Can't go wrong with either brand.
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Thoughts on Superior Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 3573

Re: Thoughts on Superior Windows

Milgard won't warranty glass breakage that is attributable to acts of nature (fire, hurricane, etc), civil disorder, building settling, structural failure of walls or foundations or improper installation, storage or handling. I haven't seen alot of tempered glass actually crack.
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Xact Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 3760

Re: Xact Windows

The 1650 is glazed with Intercept from PPG. The window is overall is a cheaply made Sunrise knock-off. It's slightly better than most the stuff out of Depot and Lowes. My concern with MI would be the manufacturing tolerences and operation over time. I don't really like the shallow lift rail on the ...
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Xact Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 3760

Re: Xact Windows

MI Windows makes different windows for different parts of the country. The Capital line was junk and was sold in California. Capital is no longer available for us. I know other MI windows lines have changed with MI Windows buying the Certainteed plant. MI Windows now makes the Professional and Homem...
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: what's a window cost?
Replies: 17
Views: 5834

Re: what's a window cost?

I have seen alot of $10 labor per window installation charge or $25 per door installation charge. I think this is the best way since in California you actually do have installers charging only $10 a window and $25 a door. All they do is mark up the window price. I have seen the free installation num...
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Finding a quality product from a qualified installer
Replies: 2
Views: 2542

Re: Finding a quality product from a qualified installer

I believe one could write a book based upon the experience learned during a project to replace my old wooden windows with new vinyl double glazed windows. Living in So. CA it wasn't necessary to install the same windows one might require in Montana or Michigan. The process was disturbing to say the...
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Can you recommend a good black vinyl window??
Replies: 17
Views: 8514

Re: Can you recommend a good black vinyl window??

Both Marvin fiberglass, Infinity and Integrity qualify for the ETC. I believe the Integrity has a standard black color. Marvin Infinity does have black. Infinity has recently come out with a block frame 3 1/4 depth to be used as a insert in existing block frame windows. Black color would be on the ...
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Certainteed windows vs. Amerimax
Replies: 10
Views: 5946

Re: Certainteed windows vs. Amerimax

The Certainteed window lines in California will be not made after Aug 09. Plygem is going to use their Insulant Builders line as their buiders grade window and the Great Lakes as their good window. The Plygem Sommerton and Plygem Brynmawr can be bought right now really cheap. Homeowners take this in...
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Sat May 23, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Atrium and NuView
Replies: 3
Views: 4840

Re: Atrium and NuView

Has anyone heard of or had Atrium or NuView windows? NuView is one of the Magic Windows. They offer slide n hide screens. I live in Los Angeles and will be installing 9 windows. (5 of 70 x 46, 2 of 47 x 58, 1 of 58 x 42 and 1 of 94 x 46) How much should I expect and what brands are good? Atrium is ...
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Sat May 23, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Milgard vs Anlin vs Atrium/Magic in SoCal
Replies: 4
Views: 5516

Re: Milgard vs Anlin vs Atrium/Magic in SoCal

I would look at Simonton and Amerimax. I would stay away from Atrium and Magic. Milgard Tuscany is a good window. I rank them this way for Southern California: 1. Simonton 2. Amerimax 3. Milgard Tuscany 4. Anlin These windows all have good features and benefits. Dealer prices vary greatly so get a f...
by Windows(SouthernCA)
Sat May 23, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Certainteed windows vs. Amerimax
Replies: 10
Views: 5946

Re: Certainteed windows vs. Amerimax

anthony wrote:Was CertainTeed bought by PlyGem or just the fabrication rights?
On the east coast some one else has the fabrication rights.
MI windows I believe.