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by LoneStarGuy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Water in wells of new replacement windows
Replies: 7
Views: 2563

Re: Water in wells of new replacement windows

We had a very, very heavy downpour today with 40 mph wind blowing the rain directly onto a big vinyl 72x60 slider. Our yard got quite flooded. I noticed the inside track got about 1/2 full of water and when the rain subsided it drained quickly. I am going to go out out and check if the weep hole cov...
by LoneStarGuy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 26
Views: 3065

Re: Install methods.

Spoke to the city building inspector. He said the at least one window in the upstairs bedroom must meet egress. So that means either casements (seems harder to install) or a single-hung with a pocket sill. I can't seem to find any brand of single hung w/ a true sloped sill that will meet egress. The...
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 26
Views: 3065

Re: Install methods.

So I got the quote for NT. The total price was almost exactly the same as another quote but NT's single hungs were 20% cheaper and have true slopped sills. Their slider was about 10% cheaper but is a double slider which I am not a fan of. Their casements were 10% more expensive. I guess I will call ...
by LoneStarGuy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Insulated Glass Units - Dallas
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Insulated Glass Units - Dallas

I had two windows with broken seals or hard to operate sashes a year ago. I called local glass places and cost was $200 per unit or $400 per window. I ended up buying two new vinyl windows new with LoE 366/LoE 340 glass for less than than replacing the glass doing my own labor. Cost was around $250/...
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 26
Views: 3065

Re: Install methods.

So it is time to order more windows. I pretty much had narrowed things down to Milgard, Ringer (a local manufacturer) or maybe NT. The Milgard Trinsic has a profile of is just under 2 5/8 inches, but that bulkier than those I have already installed from Ringer at 2 1/4 inches. With the same glass Lo...
by LoneStarGuy
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 26
Views: 3065

Re: Install methods.

December was the only month so far with similar weather as the prior year so it made for a good comparison. Not only did our gas usage go down but it is also more comfortable in the rooms with the new windows. However, with the siding job we noticed a humming noise (like traffic in the distance) aft...
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 26
Views: 3065

Re: Install methods.

About time to order more windows. I need to replace 6 single hungs, 3 upstairs and 3 down. I was thinking of using casements for the upstairs for better egress, and single-hung on the lower as their is porch bench in front of two of them. How much harder are casements to install? They are going into...
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Low-e windows and green hue - help!
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Low-e windows and green hue - help!

My windows have Cardinal glass in them, they have an etching in the lower right corner readable from the inside that will tell you the type of glass used. Mine say 366. So ask your neighbor if you could look at his. If you'd like a bluer tint you may want to consider Cardinal LoE-340. It is quite a ...
by LoneStarGuy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 26
Views: 3065

Re: Install methods.

Thanks Randy and WoW. I spoke with the installer for the local manufacturer, they said with Hardie it is not an issue. The siding installer said if anything the Hardie is more prone to shrinkage than swelling. It looks great - so paint goes on tomorrow weather permitting. The siding installer (who a...
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 26
Views: 3065

Re: Install methods.

Another update - the Hardie siding was installed and it looks great, but...... I noticed the siding installers left no gap or less than a 1/8 inch gap between the Hardie trim and the vinyl window frames. They have not yet caulked or painted. Both window manufacturers recommend a 1/8-1/4 inch gap wit...
by LoneStarGuy
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?
Replies: 39
Views: 3292

Re: Full Frame Window Replacement from Interior Only?

Just curious, do all of the condos have the same age/type of windows? Does anyone else have leaks? Have you talked to your neighbors? If every one needs windows or if many have leaks it might be time for the whole complex to be done, perhaps with special assessments to cover the cost. It may be chea...
by LoneStarGuy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install methods.
Replies: 26
Views: 3065

Re: Install methods.

I wanted to give every one an update. We installed our second round of windows made by our local company, and finally got our Milgard window delivered -- took 6+ weeks to get one little 12x60 single-hung. We had a issues with it breaking on its way to Home Depot, having the wrong parts ordered to fi...
by LoneStarGuy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1255

Re: North Texas Window Question

Thanks Randy. I think the lesson here is that while a foam install may be best, if don't half-arsed - not foaming after fastenining, and fastening wrong could turn what sounds like the best install into a bad install. I think I'd take fiberglass to not have the sill drilled on a slider.
by LoneStarGuy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: North Texas Window Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1255

Re: North Texas Window Question

Here is a video a local windows contractor posted that documents their install method. They seem to spray foam between the brick before inserting the window, then caulk around the window. Is this the best method?
by LoneStarGuy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Sunrise??
Replies: 16
Views: 1849

Re: Sunrise??

Here is my experience with Sunrise. It might be more of a dealer issue, but I sought out a quote from my local Austin TX Sunrise dealer and I was not impressed. First. the price he was quoting was much higher. But I am open to paying more for quality, so I asked what product line and got this respon...