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by Delaware Mike
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window insulation
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Window insulation

Most pros that have adopted pro guns and reducer tips for them prefer foam over fiberglass. Applied correctly, it's superior to fiberglass in every aspect. When the jamb depth is filled with foam on a window or door one can remove the fasteners and the door/window is locked in place as a continuous ...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: ProVia entry door questions
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: ProVia entry door questions

Plugless would refer to if there is any glass in the doors. On certain door series, the PVC glass surround trim kit which traditionally had a ton of interior screws to hold the inside and outside together with little concealment plugs to hide the screw heads. Not a big deal unless one ever has to ch...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: What kind of window do I have
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: What kind of window do I have

The windows in those pictures appear to be obsolete builder's grade vinyl with a tubular spiral balance. Those get harder and harder to allow the sashes to raise and lower over the years. We pros hate them. The balance shoes also fail and pivot bars on the sashes can be an issue too. You can send pi...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: ProVia entry door questions
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: ProVia entry door questions

ProVia's Heritage line is actually a Masonite slab in which they perform the finish work, door frame build, and glass. Depending upon if you desire a painted door finish verses a stained finish typically dictates which series I will recommend. I like the Signet in most cases, however that's a price ...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 dx estimate
Replies: 25
Views: 1565

Re: Okna 500 dx estimate

All of these vinyl replacement/inserts are 3.25" in jamb depth. I've never seen one other than shoddy single-hung flanged new construction or some sort of weird mobile home window not 3.25".
by Delaware Mike
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Okna 500 dx estimate
Replies: 25
Views: 1565

Re: Okna 500 dx estimate

If the OKNA 500dx is a non-flanged replacement window it will be sized as a "slip" to fit in between your sheetrock jamb returns, thus the reason for the loss of the jamb return which is now housed by the insert/replacement window and most blind brackets up in the head return don't have enough "meat...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Vinyl window lead time in Philadelphia suburbs
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: Vinyl window lead time in Philadelphia suburbs

The window pros that specialize in mostly windows and doors are getting crushed by the demand right now. Our industry has seen a rapture of skilled labor over the last 10-years with the older guys retiring (physically unable to perform work anymore) and very few getting into the trades. It's compoun...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Which Window Is Better?
Replies: 18
Views: 888

Re: Which Window Is Better?

I did a (40) window job on the Jersey shore this spring for a personal friend of my Harvey rep, thus the windows were prearranged with must me installing them. They weren't even the better Tributes, but rather the Classics. I wasn't thrilled with the QC and some of the build features, however the ex...
by Delaware Mike
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Which Window Is Better?
Replies: 18
Views: 888

Re: Which Window Is Better?

I'd probably go with the Harvey Tribute. I think the Pella window is sort of bulky with a ridiculous irrigate sill if we are talking double hung units. Some of the Harvey glass packages have low-e on surface #4 that I'd wouldn't recommend unless you're certain of lower humidity in the house.
by Delaware Mike
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Schuco 4000 Parts - 6221 Pivor Bar
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Schuco 4000 Parts - 6221 Pivor Bar

Hi Doug,

I have some that I can send you if you haven't found any as of yet.

Mike
by Delaware Mike
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Schuco 4000 Parts - 6221 Pivor Bar
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Schuco 4000 Parts - 6221 Pivor Bar

I just saw this post. I may have some. My Schuco parts kit is at my shop. I'll check tomorrow.
by Delaware Mike
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Exterior detail trim
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Exterior detail trim

Best practice is to re-wrap the woodwork. Once could possibly just wrap the stops, but now you will have an additional caulk line to get dirty plus the metal will look different and much newer. I would not be a fan of that.
by Delaware Mike
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sliding Patio Door - options options and confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Sliding Patio Door - options options and confusion

I install three of those series and like the OKNA the best. It operates super nice and is built like a tank. I feel it's sill area is more air tight too. The Sunrise will have a slightly lower threshold interior profile in regard to what you have to step over to exit/enter through the door. It featu...
by Delaware Mike
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Cant find U factor of existing windows based on NFRC label
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Cant find U factor of existing windows based on NFRC label

One would simply hold a lighter somewhat near the glass from the interior and count the reflections of the flame to obtain how many lites of glass that IGU has. That doesn't appear to be Schuco glass? Schuco glazed their windows with black spacer called TPS (Thermo Plastic Spacer). That spacer is do...
by Delaware Mike
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Help with new windows
Replies: 14
Views: 2125

Re: Help with new windows

An OKNA Insultech 550dx would be perfect married with factory wood jamb extensions according to your wall thickness. This is what we do. It's easy for the trim to be run to the face of the jamb extensions and for the exterior, one can run vinyl siding into the factory j-channel, add wider faced j-ch...