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by Delaware Mike
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacing New Construction Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 217

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: 65

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: 690

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: 625

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: 2010

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: 2010

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: 1723

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: 1723

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: 1723

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: 1723

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: 1723

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....
by Delaware Mike
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna double or triple paned?
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: Okna double or triple paned?

I like triple for your location.
by Delaware Mike
Thu Dec 16, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Schuco 4000 Parts - 6221 Pivor Bar
Replies: 14
Views: 3336

Re: Schuco 4000 Parts - 6221 Pivor Bar

Did you call Carol over at Schuco USA yet?
by Delaware Mike
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Gap between beading & glass?
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: Gap between beading & glass?

Vinylmax isn't distributed to my area over on the east coast. The problem seems to be the bottom glazing bead not seated correctly. I don't like those gaps in the corners and whatever company sold and installed the windows should fix for sure. It's like a super easy fix to tweak them and get them ti...
by Delaware Mike
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sunrise V Model vs Simonton 5500 vs Wincore 7700
Replies: 22
Views: 3796

Re: Sunrise V Model vs Simonton 5500 vs Wincore 7700

The Sunrise would be my choice, however Sunrise is taking forever to have their products manufactured. The Simonton dealer is a long time respected colleague of many of us on this forum. He may offer some other options, not sure brand wise? Wincore are horrible. Contractors like them because they're...