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by HomeSealed
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: DP50 Sash Kits?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: DP50 Sash Kits?

Good advice above. I've been less than impressed with the few sash kits that I've worked with, I'm not sure that they are even rated for DP given that its a kit of parts as opposed to a functioning finished product. Even if they are, I can't imagine that they would rate highly. I'd again reinforce W...
by HomeSealed
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Is this a good install??
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Is this a good install??

+1. In all likelihood that extends up behind the siding and is part of the siding system. Beyond that, its really hard to tell what could still be done to dress that up. The trim could be built out perhaps. You'd probably be looking at some additional charges to rework things provided that what was ...
by HomeSealed
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Is this a good install??
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Is this a good install??

Do you have an updated pic or two of that area? ... It sounds like you may be talking about the head flashing over that window. If that is the case, it would be improper to cap over that (even though it would look nicer). It would disrupt the drainage plane and potentially lead to water leaks as tha...
by HomeSealed
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Exterior detail trim
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Exterior detail trim

+1. You could probably scab something together, but the right way to do this is to re-wrap. That aluminum will likely get mucked up in the process anyway when you remove the storms.
by HomeSealed
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Replacement door time
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Replacement door time

You will probably be in good shape if you pick any of these options except number 1. Good doors, price range all in the ballpark for that scope of work.
by HomeSealed
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Replacement door time
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Replacement door time

Good advice from WoW. The $15, 16, 17k quotes are in the normal range for 5 entry doors installed. As he alluded to, $6k is less than that raw material cost at wholesale. I know that $6k quote sounds awfully nice, but the chances of you being happy with that purchase on day one let alone a few years...
by HomeSealed
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door - options options and confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Sliding Patio Door - options options and confusion

RS, you are a wise man... The best part is that you are not going to go wrong with either of those doors, they are the top two vinyl doors on the market IMO. Good choice.
by HomeSealed
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door - options options and confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Sliding Patio Door - options options and confusion

Another vote for that Okna door, and at the best price point to boot. They do have two hardware options, the regular handle style and the Intuition which is more slim lined. Not sure if you've seen both? ... As DM stated, the Sunrise unit is very nice as well, but I agree with him on the welded fram...
by HomeSealed
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Is this a good install??
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Is this a good install??

+1. I think that there are some areas for improvement on the exterior trim and caulking. On the interior window shots, as Todd said that could be cleaner, but also be careful not to have unrealistic expectations on that. The welds won't all be perfect, but they should be cleaner and hit with some to...
by HomeSealed
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Quote seem resonable?
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Quote seem resonable?

That price would generally be in the normal range, although more specifics are needed as WoW alluded to in regard to where on that spectrum it would fall. The window itself(Pella 250) is not a top performer. Get another quote or two and compare U value, climate appropriate SHGC, condensation resista...
by HomeSealed
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Help with new windows
Replies: 14
Views: 1432

Re: Help with new windows

I don't disagree with where you are going on this... Rigid foam is definitely doable but you do have to be strategic about the thickness based on the application as discussed. There is also the consideration of where you are spending money, and yes, your attic is job #1 if it is not up to snuff. Be ...
by HomeSealed
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Is it possible for Double Pane Glass to have U Factor of Triple Pane
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Is it possible for Double Pane Glass to have U Factor of Triple Pane

You are going to want to take a step back and look at the other thermal numbers (as well as structural) in this comparison. U value is the "big one" as far as thermal ratings are concerned, that said, if they are achieved the wrong way, you can have negative side effects up to and including a reduct...
by HomeSealed
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Big project - quotes all over the place
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Big project - quotes all over the place

+1 At this point, it would seem like you have a couple of nice windows grouped together in the Restorations and SL Imperial options. As Masterext said, drop the Hawthorn. As far as the Starmark, the new iteration is the Evo (7500), the 900 is no longer made and shares virtually nothing with the new ...
by HomeSealed
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Help with new windows
Replies: 14
Views: 1432

Re: Help with new windows

+1 to Window Nerd's comments... What siding product are you planning to use? There may be some ramifications there in terms of the foam thickness as well. Some guys like to stick to the narrow group of choices that they offer, or there could be a more relevant reason that they are not wanting to go ...
by HomeSealed
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Help with new windows
Replies: 14
Views: 1432

Re: Help with new windows

Letspring, 1) I'm confused as to why you would want to engage a builder to replace your windows. There's a reason for the term "builder grade", and its not a positive connotation. A builder is used to dealing with low end products (most homeowners building new homes think that any new window will be...