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by earwax
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Windows
Topic: Caradco casement window cranks
Replies: 3
Views: 16280

Re: Caradco casement window cranks

1800 JELDWEN will get you in touch with the manufacturer and they can guide you best.
by earwax
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Re: Spontaneous Shattering of Vinyl Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 2660

Re: Spontaneous Shattering of Vinyl Windows

Glass breakage after 7 years in home is not normal, but also not unheard of. A manufacturer will not warranty glass breakage unless specifically written in the warranty. Simonton, Milgard and JELD-WEN have it written in. A house can settle and put undue pressure on the corner of the glass, especiall...
by earwax
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Jeld Wen D Series - Really drafty windows
Replies: 6
Views: 9475

Jeld-Wen warranty is tranferable so your warranty should cover you for ten years from the original purchase.
by earwax
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Aluminum Clad wood windows vs. vinyl/fiberglass
Replies: 4
Views: 4292

Vinyl is a more maintenance free window than wood. WOod will allow for a higher structural rating for wind loads and the such. Wood warranties and cladding warranties will depend on the manufacturer. Jeld-Wen and Sierra Pacific have the best wood warranty and the cladding warranties are usually ten ...
by earwax
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Jeld-wen (builders grade)
Replies: 5
Views: 14220

They are a decent window with a great warranty. There are better product out there, but warranty is top notch.
by earwax
Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Trouble with locating infor on Jen-weld and Peachtree vinyl
Replies: 4
Views: 2619

Need to spell the names correctly while doing the search. Jeld-Wen, also the peachtree window might be a visions 2000 window or weathershield. Hope this helps. Also, the websites might have their information on them.
by earwax
Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Jeld-Wen Wood replacement versus Harvey Majesty
Replies: 4
Views: 4076

If you are looking at the top of the line Jeld-Wen wood, it is a really nice window. It uses the wood treatment to give it probably the best wood warranty that is sold out my way with 20 years. The wood selection and cladding options are exceptional.
by earwax
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Certainteed Insulate Slimline?
Replies: 4
Views: 8185

Like with Milgard, they have the two vinyl frames they use. (Classic and styleline). The Styleline is thier builders window. There are less options, thinner vinyl and usually lower energy ratings. That will not reflect the quality of the window as far as making the best product with the given materi...
by earwax
Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Certainteed Insulate Slimline?
Replies: 4
Views: 8185

Insulate is a company Certainteed purchased a few years back out of Washington. They make a builders window. Certianteed sells it to builders of tract homes. They make a decent window. The ventilator is more for the Washington market. I am seeing more of them in california. It is a nice thing to hav...
by earwax
Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Milgard, Simonton or Comfort Design
Replies: 7
Views: 6083

I would not hesitate to order from the Vacaville plant right now. As far a Comfort Design, they are a small company that put a small office in California. They do not manufacture there. (At least they did not last year). Not to familiar with their product, because they are not a large player in the ...
by earwax
Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Milgard, Simonton or Comfort Design
Replies: 7
Views: 6083

When I recommend Milgard, it is usaually becuase of their ease of use to the customer. ORdering, options, quality, lead times, and service. Simonton in Vacaville has not always had a great reputation for quality and service. They have done great things in teh past year or two. They have a new Genera...
by earwax
Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Air-Tite Windows questions
Replies: 30
Views: 15429

So I'm sure Airtite has it's place, but should be priced accordingly and not represented as an upscale window, when all of it's components are from the bottom shelf. I'd need more than 20 sq feet to make a window like that, but no where near $200,000 dollars I agree with your post. It was 20K (20,0...
by earwax
Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Windows
Topic: Picture Window - 2nd floor
Replies: 1
Views: 3347

Rent scafolding, a few straps and call in the troop to help lift it. There is a tool, but I do not know of anyone renting one. It is like a winch system that clamps onto the sill and the head.
by earwax
Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vinyl Repair in Chicago
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

The company that makes kits for vinyl repair is....drumroll please........ Fiberlay Inc. 2425 NW Market St Seattle, WA 98107 800-942-0660 It is sold in kits to be used once on a repair and has some chmicals in seperate containers that are mixed and then applied. It takes practice to make it look goo...
by earwax
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Stymied... Why is my window quote $10K more than yours?
Replies: 14
Views: 8390

I don't know if it is just me, or did we have this thread about a day ago, wait, it is still going. If you like fiberglass, simply state why. If you like vinyl, state why. It always seems like people in fiberglass use the contraction and expansion of vinyl and the vinyl people talk about the smell o...