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by gardenpartyfish
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Newbie needing advice
Replies: 6
Views: 5339

Re: Another one

Just got another qoute on Polaris Valu-smarts at $2314.32. Also I'm expecting a qoute on Simonton's Reflections 5050. Am I making to much of this or is there a big difference in any of these windows. So far I think i'm leaning towards either the Simonton Prism bronze, or maybe one of the Polaris wi...
by gardenpartyfish
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Adding Frosting To Replacement Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 3299

Re: Adding Frosting To Replacement Windows

What are my options for obscuring the view through a VRW while still allowing light and not voiding any warranties? East facing window that gets some morning sun at an angle but no direct sunlight for hours at a time. I've seen the stick on film at the home centers and even considered some frosted ...
by gardenpartyfish
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella vs American Craftsman vs Reliabilt Window Reviews - Please Help
Replies: 18
Views: 98311

Re: Pella vs American Craftsman vs Reliabilt - Please HELP !

I have an 18 yr old home in north atlanta. Single pane windows. I want to replace them with quality windows but am having trouble deciphering all the sales pitch by the various window sales companies. I do not want the most expensive - nor the cheapest. Home Depot is currently offering a $340 insta...
by gardenpartyfish
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Newbie needing advice
Replies: 6
Views: 5339

Re: Newbie needing advice

So I decided to buy a forclosed house that needs some work. Windows being one of them. So I go to Lowes and get some estimates on Reliabuilt and Pella Thermastars. 14 windows(11, with 3 being doubles), double hung, Low E with Argon, with grids. $2500 for the Reliabuilt, $2900 for the Pella's. Next ...
by gardenpartyfish
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: 7 D Industries- anyone know of them?
Replies: 2
Views: 1938

Re: 7 D Industries- anyone know of them?

7 D Industries is the manufacturer, like Simonton is a manufacturer, they are located in PA, they also make patio doors. This is my first home, I am learning as I go here. I have odd sizes A local company here in Birmingham gave me qoutes, no issues with the BBB and there is a ServicePro service he...
by gardenpartyfish
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: does the argon gas disappear?
Replies: 9
Views: 9990

Re: does the argon gas disappear?

I was told my a window rep that the air in the spacing in a window is just as good as the gas because over a couple of years the argon gas disappears especially in the hotter climets (i'm in FL). Does anyone agree or disagree? The window he is proposing is manufactured by CWS (Custom Window Systems...
by gardenpartyfish
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Schuco - Sash Stops to prevent water outflow through drains?
Replies: 7
Views: 5218

Re: Schuco - Sash Stops to prevent water outflow through dra

I'm having some leak issues with my double hung Schuco replacement windows and I'm looking for a creative solution to stop a couple of trouble spots. We used Schuco replacement windows in a new construction house as I mentioned a long while back, and this is no doubt creating this problem, Grrr... ...
by gardenpartyfish
Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Heat Mirror Glass?
Replies: 4
Views: 2592

Re: Heat Mirror Glass?

A company called Install America is pushing Heat Mirror. They claim it can reduce outside noise as much as 85% and block out sound better then double pane windows. Also they say it blocks 99.5% of damaging ultraviolet rays and provides superior resistance to condensation and moisture build-up even ...
by gardenpartyfish
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window installment quote??
Replies: 18
Views: 10595

Re: Fiberglass vs vinyl

This is what I've learned so far. There are 2 kinds of vinyl...recycled and virgin. The recycled is what places like Lowe's and Home Depot sell. The virgin that Window Pro's showed me was so much stronger than my old windows, I was very impressed. They also have an unbelievable, genuine, no tricks ...
by gardenpartyfish
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Opinions on Harvey Windows,
Replies: 2
Views: 3973

Re: Opinions on Harvey Windows,

We are looking for opinions on DH Harvey Replacement windows, from the people in the know and you guys seem to know your stuff. Most of Harvey's line is good stuff. Their Slimline windows are very nice as are their sound reduction line---my sister flips homes in our area and uses Harvey's Sound Red...
by gardenpartyfish
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: How's this price compare?
Replies: 5
Views: 3014

Re: How's this price compare?

I just got this in a factory acknowledgement. How does this compare with what you other pros pay your factory for a product like this? I was floored. Eyebrow window 30 7/8 x 14 3/8 White in / out $1705.11 Triple upgrade add $331.80 Grid add $64.22 Lifetime warranty charge add $170.51 Subtotal $2,27...
by gardenpartyfish
Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Survivior and Xact Windows
Replies: 0
Views: 1241

Survivior and Xact Windows

My neighbor would like to replace 18 sh windows and 1 casement with an ok but not great window- he stated he will be selling his home in under 2 years. I suggested the 5500 Simontons like I recently had installed but he claimed they are too much in price for his liking. Here's what was suggested to ...
by gardenpartyfish
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Lincoln Windows
Replies: 14
Views: 8257

Gotcha..you felt comfortable because you were "dealing directly with the owner". You need to stand up and tell Jim at Lincoln Windows you have a warranty from his company and you want it fixed now. If you aren't willing to do that, then you aren't going to get your problem solved. I'd als...
by gardenpartyfish
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Alliance Hawthorne-confused
Replies: 6
Views: 4634

Re: Alliance Hawthorne-confused

Hi, I have 16 windows that need replacing. There is a terrible problem with no insulation in the house and the curtains move with air coming in. I received an estimate of $5675 for 16 Alliance Hawthorne vinyl windows with 6/0 grids double hung. All glass to be low E with argon gas. The same company...
by gardenpartyfish
Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Looking for windows in Central Pa
Replies: 6
Views: 2941

Re: Looking for windows in Central Pa

Looking for a good Mid priced DH vinyl replacement window. Need to replaced 13 in Central Pa. Seems like you all know a lot about windows, have any suggestions for me? My brother up at State College area just had 11 Simonton 5500 Series installed and raves at the difference from his old aluminum wi...