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by toddinmn
Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sealing Replacement Vinyl Window
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Sealing Replacement Vinyl Window

The way to seal it depends on how you frame it . If it’s the same width as the existing you could just shorten the frame , raise the sill and put it in as insert.
If you are changing the RO you will need to tie into the existing weather barrier and new drip cap.
by toddinmn
Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Non-Removable Jamb Liner
Replies: 25
Views: 591

Re: Non-Removable Jamb Liner

I think an insert can be done here. Unfortunately it appears you may have to demonstrate if it can be done, or not.
by toddinmn
Sat Oct 22, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Non-Removable Jamb Liner
Replies: 25
Views: 591

Re: Non-Removable Jamb Liner

If that is a wood clad vinyl window you might need to get creative and maybe cut out the track extrusions to create your pocket. If that is not possible I’d Lear towards a full frame replacement. In the end you are limited to what contractors are willing to do unless you take it on yourself.
by toddinmn
Wed Oct 19, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Non-Removable Jamb Liner
Replies: 25
Views: 591

Re: Non-Removable Jamb Liner

They are probably just Pressed into a kerf.
You will probably damage them and may not want to remove them. You could remove the casing and the filler piece to get behind it , but I don’t see the point in doing so until the windows are replaced.
by toddinmn
Tue Oct 18, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Non-Removable Jamb Liner
Replies: 25
Views: 591

Re: Non-Removable Jamb Liner

https://www.jeld-wen.com/en-us/how-to-v ... jamb-liner
Not sure the same but they will come out something like this. There is no need to remove them to measure the windows, I’d be Leary if a window contractor couldn’t figure it out.
by toddinmn
Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement choices
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: Replacement choices

My vote is the Fortis.
by toddinmn
Wed May 18, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Whole house replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 2544

Re: Whole house replacement

I think technically speaking there would be no “stuctural” rating to be found on a Silver rated window since they do not test for that, since it is one of the primary differences. Therefore I thinking they are feeding you a bit of BS.Interesting that they do list structural ratings with out being Go...
by toddinmn
Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Which windows should I install, replacement or new construction windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Which windows should I install, replacement or new construction windows?

If the siding is not being replaced and the wood frames are idea for inserts I’d probably go that route. A finned window is used in new construction and old construction . To use it in old construction the exterior trim needs to be removed and if the siding butts up to the window frame ( no exterior...
by toddinmn
Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Which windows should I install, replacement or new construction windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Which windows should I install, replacement or new construction windows?

Finned windows is typically the way to go when the siding is being replaced.
by toddinmn
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?
Replies: 13
Views: 2357

Re: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?

Indeed I am, I am well aware of your past comments on the Pro-Via and I Usually find your post the most most interesting. I’m more interested in why you would put the Pro-Via over the Fortis in a landslide or at all.
by toddinmn
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?
Replies: 13
Views: 2357

Re: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?

I don’t have any experience installing any of those but the feedback on the Fortis is very good. Never seen anyone claim the Pro-Via over the Fortis by a landslide or at all.
by toddinmn
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna Window Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: Okna Window Questions

I’d ask if they could offer the trim in primer or better yet prefinished . I personally hate leaving things for the home owner to finish and believe in a true turn key experience.
by toddinmn
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: ---------------------------------------
Replies: 17
Views: 3709

Re: Softlite Imperial Elite vs Joyce Heritage

Saying it performs like a window. With 0.05 air infiltration is a new one, Since I feel that it would be impossible to tell the difference I would have went with 0.01. Good luck with your purchase, make sure to follow up when it’s done.
by toddinmn
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Window Guidance for DFW
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: Replacement Window Guidance for DFW

Don Young in aluminum is on the cusp for making energy code even in Dallas. Aluminum is great but even being thermally broken their U-values
Are poor. If
by toddinmn
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: ---------------------------------------
Replies: 17
Views: 3709

Re: Softlite Imperial Elite vs Joyce Heritage

They do take an interesting approach since they are both a manufacture and and an installation company and they along with Soft-Lite sell to Zen. I’ve never seen so little information out there before about a window company. Whatever is found mostly good but nothing great. I don’t think I’d give any...