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by Delaware Mike
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vinyl window welds
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Vinyl window welds

Those are pretty bad and super dirty. You can take a sharpened 1/2" chisel and care fully clean the weld flash out and that will help quite a bit along with cleaning with something like Spray Nine.
by Delaware Mike
Fri Nov 04, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vinyl Hopper Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Vinyl Hopper Replacement

I missed the part in which it wasn't being installed into a typical basement foundation setting. As WOW mentioned, whatever framing it's being installed into would need the bottom pitched not to hold water on the sill. In my experience, Silverline (American Craftsman) has super loose tolerances in t...
by Delaware Mike
Thu Nov 03, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vinyl Hopper Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Vinyl Hopper Replacement

It does not need to be sloped. That's not a very good window either by the way.
by Delaware Mike
Tue Oct 25, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Non-Removable Jamb Liner
Replies: 25
Views: 590

Re: Non-Removable Jamb Liner

If I were not sure that the jambs were completely vinyl and part of a full vinyl frame and not sort of stubborn removeable jamb liners, I'd remove a casing leg carefully and take a look at the side jamb frame entirely to see if it's wood or completely vinyl. I've never come across your window before.
by Delaware Mike
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacing New Construction Windows
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Re: Replacing New Construction Windows

If the existing windows like yours have the factory built-in j-receiver into the frame of the vinyl window, you wouldn't find a drip cap as there would be no way for the top siding panel to be coped out and tuck into the j-receiver. The drip cap would prevent that in that application. I'd approach t...
by Delaware Mike
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacing wood windows in a manufactured/modular built home
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Replacing wood windows in a manufactured/modular built home

They look pretty easy to retrofit with insert/replacements. Looks like a 2" factory jamb extension for a 6 9/16" wall. I wouldn't touch that interior stop, but rather pull the exterior storm, cut the exterior stop off which may be an aluminum "Pella" type. Tilt sashes in and pull...
by Delaware Mike
Sun May 22, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Large home - 36 windows plus sliding glass door
Replies: 20
Views: 1563

Re: Large home - 36 windows plus sliding glass door

I've been with Sunrise since 2004 and have never heard of them manufacturing a composite window other than the cellular PVC platform that part of the short lived acquisition of Paragon Doors. That lasted for only a few years and Sunrise decided to kill off owning an entry door company. Their sash re...
by Delaware Mike
Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna Insultec vs Provia aspect
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: Okna Insultec vs Provia aspect

Another vote for WOW if they service your area. Top notch. I install both of those series and the Insultech 500 is way better. The weatherstripping and meeting/check rain (middle point between upper and lower sash) in a double hung is better thought out and engineered on the OKNA window. The ProVia ...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Black/Black vinyl windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2439

Re: Black/Black vinyl windows

Wayne, very little. I like them, but I can't justify the price verses the lack of performance over OKNA. They are like 2-3 weeks on very basic white or tan DH kind of stuff according to a phone call from them that I received last week. I had issues on the last multiple sliding patio door order that ...
by Delaware Mike
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Black/Black vinyl windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2439

Re: Black/Black vinyl windows

Marvin can do on the Elevate and Essentials lines. In vinyl, Soft-Lite and Sunrise are two of the more premium brands with that option. I like the Sunrise the best as they allow one to option a woodgrain black laminate to a base tan or white extrusion before they perform the exterior black painting ...
by Delaware Mike
Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?
Replies: 13
Views: 2353

Re: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?

The very best version of the various "template chassis" by deceuninck unfortunately died out with the fall of a terrible window manufacturer "Thermal Industries." They didn't make it 2-months into the Covid lockdown before shutting down. They had a version similar to ProVia's wit...
by Delaware Mike
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?
Replies: 13
Views: 2353

Re: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?

Thanks Ricknez. I was mistaken for the similarities of the Fortis then to the Grand View. I like the ProVia more than Grand View for sure, but I'm not qualified to comment on the Fortis. My apologies.
by Delaware Mike
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?
Replies: 13
Views: 2353

Re: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?

I'm not 100% sure of the install aspect of the Fortis as I signed up with Vytex many years ago but never actually needed to place an order with them for no real reason. Isn't t that model real similar to the most common model that Window Nation installs? I've been in homes recently looking at some o...
by Delaware Mike
Sat Jan 22, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?
Replies: 13
Views: 2353

Re: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?

Todd, are you still in the field installing? No one wearing a toolbelt has been harder on ProVia then me regarding QC and some of the engineering aspects of their products as me. With that being said, I know the other products mentioned and as finished project regarding energy performance. The curre...
by Delaware Mike
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?
Replies: 13
Views: 2353

Re: Vytex Fortis, Provia Endure or Simonton Reflections?

ProVia by a landslide. I wouldn't shy away from the Aspect for the Endure either. We do both series and Aspect has slimmer sash lines. They share the same glass and energy performance. One can upgrade the Aspect with the Duo-Tech locks, balances, and extruded screen to put it on par with the Endure....