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by mman
Tue May 16, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: windows and siding
Replies: 15
Views: 5600

If you want a nice shake look, consider the Certainteed products. It comes in three dif. profiles and is very thick, durable and nice looking. May be on the spendy side, since the installation takes a bit longer, but looks great when properly done. I forgot the name of the line, but if you ask for s...
by mman
Mon May 08, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Why are replacement windows sold like used cars?
Replies: 13
Views: 12808

Don't know a lot about WW, but they are new to my area. I have read on these boards some negative things, so it is nice to see good feedback to balance it out. The only really negative thing I have heard about (grapevine only , so take it for what it is worth) is a lawsuite involving WW and some "ba...
by mman
Mon May 08, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: R-10 on a window?
Replies: 10
Views: 15729

I agree 100%. Some sales people just don't see the logic of those statements and insist on using R values for windows when we all know R values for windows stinks... a wall being R 30 and a window being R 3?? Not that impressive. Stick to the industry standards and the consumer becomes more educated...
by mman
Fri May 05, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Window Industry
Topic: R-10 on a window?
Replies: 10
Views: 15729

R-10 on a window?

There is a company here that boasts an R value of 10. How is that possible when that translates to a U-Value of .10? I understand that it is triple pane with a foam core frame, but even so, all data I've seen on similar products goes to (lowest) a .20 or there abouts. Maybe even a .18 is beleivable,...
by mman
Fri May 05, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 9800 Triple-Pane Super Spacer Thermal Data?
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

Is that frame and all, or just glass?
by mman
Fri May 05, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Milgard vs Anlin Window Reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 15834

Heya Steve, well, I'll try to be as non-biased as possible, but since the Milgard bid was lower and sound is a concern of yours, have you tried asking about Laminated glass? Laminated glass has great, affordable sound deadening qualities and also, ask the Milgard dealer about SuncoatMax low e. This ...
by mman
Fri May 05, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Low - E & Plants
Replies: 8
Views: 3095

First of all, great posts Oberon. Do you have any sites, specifically, that talk about this. I was always lead to beleive that the light blockage may be bad for some plants. Thank you.
by mman
Fri May 05, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Quote for 3 large windows
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Well, I suppose I should read ahead on posts before replying (rookie mistake). Please refer to Oberon on this thread. Appears the data I had was a bit misleading.......must....do...more ....research. WINDOW GEEKS UNITE!
by mman
Fri May 05, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Quote for 3 large windows
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

I can't respond to your price questions (live in the NW), but I can respond to some of the "sales" tactics. The answer to the argon statement in FALSE. Argon has no real affect on the light that comes through your windows for your plants....however LOWE glass will. Low E glass (available in most win...
by mman
Fri May 05, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Great Lakes Uniframe, What should it cost
Replies: 15
Views: 10364

The Uniframe window (of course), in my opinion, is a fine window, and offers good features, but is WAY overpriced by most of its dealers. I also live in the NW, and come across that window often. It is full of "bells and whistles" that homeowners love to see and get them emotionally involved. One th...
by mman
Mon May 01, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Any infotrmation on Renewal by Andersen?
Replies: 16
Views: 14304

HERE HERE!! Three cheers for Tru-blu. I appreciate your wisdom and experience, and try my darndest to be a bit non-biast. I know (and many others on the forum) I do lean to Milgard, but I will NOT bash another window co. or person on this forum, or in my professional life, nobody wins there, and cus...
by mman
Mon May 01, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Evans Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 4883

The VPI window is a nice window, with a good bit of fluff for more appeal. Unfortunatly, VPI's pitch to dealers is that they will brand the window so as to look like it is manufactured by the dealer. As far as I know,you can not buy and install the window yourself, unless you fall into a special (I'...
by mman
Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Replacing interior window jamb....
Replies: 2
Views: 3762

Read your guarantee/warranty carefully. Some warranties will be voided if any type of expanding foams are used. I suggest soft celled backer rod, or fiberglass insulation (piece by piece). These may take a bit longer to apply, but to do the job right will save you tons of time and money in the long ...
by mman
Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Best Minimal Expanding Foam?
Replies: 28
Views: 69369

WINDOW GEEKS UNITE!!!! Backer rod?? What a great idea, just make sure to choose a very soft celled brand. The harder, more dense backer rods have a tendency to off gas when punctured, causing bubbles in caulking.
by mman
Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Replacements for large windows in 100 year old home?
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

That sure is a strange height. Is that one unit, or is there a transom? Your options may be limited if that is the proper size, but have you considered fiberglass? All the looks of wood, and none of the drawbacks. It will cost more than vinyl, but will perform better. Make sure the installer is well...