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by Stiletto
Fri May 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Which Should Come First: New Siding or New Windows?
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: Which Should Come First: New Siding or New Windows?

Since you are doing full frame windows it makes the most sense to do the windows first, if they have integral nailing fins, then the siding. The siding crew will then be responsible for all the water management. I would still require mechanical drip caps regardless. wayne theWindowNerd.com Thanks W...
by Stiletto
Thu May 21, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Which Should Come First: New Siding or New Windows?
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: Which Should Come First: New Siding or New Windows?

As Todd was mentioning, they usually go together. Depends on what type of window they are tearing out? What is the current window? Wood, Vinyl, Metal, other? Thanks Wow, the windows that are coming out are the original single pane builder-grade wood windows, house was built in 1991. Doing windows a...
by Stiletto
Wed May 20, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Which Should Come First: New Siding or New Windows?
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: Which Should Come First: New Siding or New Windows?

Tear off she siding and trim house wrap, windows then siding. The important thing is the siders windowers are on the same page since the windows are tied into the siding /weather barrier system. Always easier when the siders and windowers are the same contractor. I would have a meeting with both an...
by Stiletto
Wed May 20, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Which Should Come First: New Siding or New Windows?
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: Which Should Come First: New Siding or New Windows?

masterext wrote: Wed May 20, 2020 3:24 pm Do the Windows before siding.
Thanks masterext for the quick response. Could you help me better understand why that is the way to go? The other contractor I spoke to said the same thing, but did not explain why, I really want to understand it.
by Stiletto
Wed May 20, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Which Should Come First: New Siding or New Windows?
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Which Should Come First: New Siding or New Windows?

I'm going to be having my windows replaced soon with Sunrise Restorations full frame windows, but I need new siding and gutters as well. I was thinking that while I am waiting for the windows to arrive, I could have the siding replaced with James Hardie fiber-cement siding. However, I was told by on...
by Stiletto
Thu May 14, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Window Sealants: Bostik (Siroflex) Duo-Sil?
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: Window Sealants: Bostik (Siroflex) Duo-Sil?

Thanks WoW, I appreciate your input. I think I am going to request that my installers use QuadMax instead of the DuoSil. Hopefully that won't be an issue with them.
by Stiletto
Thu May 14, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Soft-Lite Imperial ELITE?
Replies: 8
Views: 1645

Re: Soft-Lite Imperial ELITE?

Thanks masterext, that's valuable information and I appreciate you chiming in and sharing. I have since made the decision to go with Sunrise Restorations full frame windows. Hoping for good results in about 8 weeks!
by Stiletto
Sat May 09, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Window Sealants: Bostik (Siroflex) Duo-Sil?
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: Window Sealants: Bostik (Siroflex) Duo-Sil?

Duo-Sil is a great interior option and is what we use. One the exterior, its all Quad and Quad Max. Thanks WoW, I greatly appreciate the response. Do your installers find that Quad and Quad Max are particularly difficult to work with? Is one easier for installers to work with versus the other? I'm ...
by Stiletto
Fri May 08, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Window Sealants: Bostik (Siroflex) Duo-Sil?
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Window Sealants: Bostik (Siroflex) Duo-Sil?

I'm interested in hearing the opinions of pros regarding window sealants, especially a product called Duo-Sil. My inclination was that Quad or Quad-Max was the preferred way to go, but the head of the installation team I spoke with told me that they prefer Siroflex Duo-Sil, which they say has produc...
by Stiletto
Thu May 07, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Replacing windows - Now lost
Replies: 37
Views: 3693

Re: Replacing windows - Now lost

Stiletto, Your existing frame size is a real limiter. I would guestimate your frame size at 60.5" x 82" A standard 2'/6" french would be 62.25" wide. No match for that. Height is more of a problem with eliminating the transom. I would think you are looking for a 93" frame height. You might have mor...
by Stiletto
Thu May 07, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Replacing windows - Now lost
Replies: 37
Views: 3693

Re: Replacing windows - Now lost

Tadcrazio, I'm curious as to exactly which ThermaTru door and which Provia door you got those quotes on. They each make premium and not-so-premium models, depending on which were quoted (along with glass options) is going to dictate how good those quotes are. I've got an existing 36x80" wood door w...
by Stiletto
Tue May 05, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Replacing windows - Now lost
Replies: 37
Views: 3693

Re: Replacing windows - Now lost

Tadcrazio, I'm curious as to exactly which ThermaTru door and which Provia door you got those quotes on. They each make premium and not-so-premium models, depending on which were quoted (along with glass options) is going to dictate how good those quotes are. I've got an existing 36x80" wood door wi...
by Stiletto
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Do Sunrise NRG IGUs appear visually different from non-NRG?
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Re: Do Sunrise NRG IGUs appear visually different from non-NRG?

Just an update for anyone interested: I spent a lot of time the past couple of days checking out actual installations of Sunrise Omega-12 LowE-366, and I am comfortable with it. Speaking only for myself, the issue of the "greenish tinge" and the overall VT of 0.49 on the Restorations double-hung is ...
by Stiletto
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: Which replacement windows for North Texas (N TX)?
Replies: 20
Views: 10386

Re: Which replacement windows for North Texas (N TX)?

Here's a related post that provides further clarification on the lowE-366 VT discussion in another thread. (I know you are aware of this already DFWGal from the other thread, I'm just placing this link here for future readers of this thread, because its important.) https://www.replacement-windows.co...
by Stiletto
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Do Sunrise NRG IGUs appear visually different from non-NRG?
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Re: Do Sunrise NRG IGUs appear visually different from non-NRG?

There is no visible difference between the NRG IGU vs the normal IGU. The difference doesn't have to due with the low e coating but the nominal thickness of the glass on th4e outer pane. We mix and match NRG and NRG all the time. Thanks WindowDirectCinci, I appreciate you chiming in with your NRG e...