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by Oberon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: STC question
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: STC question

Consider two separate rooms identical in all ways other than one has a window with an STC 40 and the other a window with an STC 30. Imagine an outside noise source that is loud enough to be heard in the room with with the STC 30 but not in the room with the STC 40. Now place those two windows in the...
by Oberon
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: window replacement chicago
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: window replacement chicago

Wayne,

I don't remember how I came across that video, but i remembered it when I saw your comment and couldn't resist that opportunity! :lol:
by Oberon
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: window replacement chicago
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: window replacement chicago

I like that IG thickness a lot for both energy and sound performance. I would like it even more if one of those lites happens to be a different thickness than the others, say 4/3/4 or 4/3/3 or even 3/2/3 or 4/2/4.
by Oberon
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Window Suggestion Help - Vinyl vs ? - Have Quotes
Replies: 24
Views: 768

Re: Window Suggestion Help - Vinyl vs ? - Have Quotes

First a question: you mention that the house is 16 years old so you are planning to replace all of the windows in the house. Why? Are they failing in some way, or is your concern that they are 16 years old so that you believe that they are reaching the end of their life expectancy? I am not recommen...
by Oberon
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Seeking advice on replacement of Dual-Glazed Glass Panels only
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Seeking advice on replacement of Dual-Glazed Glass Panels only

All good then

What are they telling you about the replacement IG units?? Are they supplying you with any technical information?
by Oberon
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Seeking advice on replacement of Dual-Glazed Glass Panels only
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Seeking advice on replacement of Dual-Glazed Glass Panels only

I think I'm going to order a higher quality infrared temperature sensor to get a more reliable picture of what I'm really dealing with. This gentleman from Virginia seems to have some very reliable data using an infrared sensor: The infrared thermometer he is using in the video runs about $100 or s...
by Oberon
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Seeking advice on replacement of Dual-Glazed Glass Panels only
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Seeking advice on replacement of Dual-Glazed Glass Panels only

I agree with HomeSealed's reply.
Seal failure is more about aesthetic than performance.
Replacing the bad IG units isn't going to result in any sort of significant improvement.
by Oberon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Noisy Freeway - Window Replacement - Bay Area
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Noisy Freeway - Window Replacement - Bay Area

All else being equal an improvement of 10dB will cut the noise level through your window in half.
An improvement of 20dB will cut it by 3/4...and so on.
by Oberon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Noisy Freeway - Window Replacement - Bay Area
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Noisy Freeway - Window Replacement - Bay Area

Morning kj, First, starting with pretty much anything that you do should be an improvement over what you have now, but also that low frequency (traffic noise) is about the most difficult to block. You will never eliminate it, but you can definitely turn it down a bit. Milgards Quietline is one of th...
by Oberon
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: CGI vs. PGT
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: CGI vs. PGT

PGT owns CGI, they acquired them several years ago. Both companies do have more than one line, but I don't know enough about either to comment on quality differences between their different offerings. PGT is the 800lb gorilla in the florida window market and I would suggest that they didn't get thei...
by Oberon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: American Craftsman
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: American Craftsman

Unfortunately, lower cost and impact window are simply not synonymous. As I mentioned previously, anyone can build an impact window that will pass testing IF they are willing to throw dollars at it. Doesn't necessarily make it a good window, but it does make it an expensive window. How many windows ...
by Oberon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: American Craftsman
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: American Craftsman

American Craftsman is a rebranded SilverLine bottom of the barrel window that I would never recommend for any purpose. Andersen did own silverline for a relatively short time because upper management wanted to get into mass production vinyl market and silverline is profitable, if not quality. Eventu...
by Oberon
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Im Lost
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Im Lost

PGT is the 800 lb gorilla in the florida impact market. Start with them; make them your baseline as you begin your search. Make a list of your most important considerations; price, quality, materials, so on...then look at other companies and compare them to the PGT offerings - are they better in som...