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by Delaware Mike
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:09 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Expectation vs. Reality
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Expectation vs. Reality

If you had tight and almost painted shut wood windows that were not drafty along with super tight storm windows, that pocket between the storms and wood sashes can insulate from sound pretty good sometimes and modern windows can in super rare circumstances actually allow more sound from the exterior.
by Delaware Mike
Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:39 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sealant to match mortar or windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Sealant to match mortar or windows?

Gray mortar is sort of easy to match up. Getting a 100% match is not reasonable. I don't like the spill over of color matched to the window frame or capping color to the mortar area as much as matching with a sanded grout like sealant. The very large flooring stores in my area carry sanded kitchen/b...
by Delaware Mike
Tue Dec 20, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Provia vs. Seaway
Replies: 18
Views: 3570

Re: Provia vs. Seaway

Seaway's Encore Elite looks like a nice product. Frame looks similar to the SL Elements.
by Delaware Mike
Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella Proline replacement options
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Pella Proline replacement options

Pella and Peachtree build two of the most puzzling wood/alum clad double hung unit out there for retrofitting their wood frame "pockets" for inserts. Window pros don't have too many issues with them, but a weekend carpenter might be not best suited for the sawzal and aluminum capping exter...
by Delaware Mike
Fri Oct 28, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Power - Symphony Pella windows
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Power - Symphony Pella windows

So, they're performing sort of a new construction type of install? Or just an insert/pocket replacement window plus all new interior trim? I don't like that window and they will not even be selling in next year from a little bird told me. Pella vinyl is not highly regarded.
by Delaware Mike
Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Soft-lite elements and Barcelona the same?
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Soft-lite elements and Barcelona the same?

WOW, that's what I couldn't remember. I believe yes.
by Delaware Mike
Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Soft-lite elements and Barcelona the same?
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Soft-lite elements and Barcelona the same?

I'm an Elements dealer, however I replaced Soft-Lite in my line up with OKNA about a decade ago and the Barcelona wasn't out yet. I remember my rep talking about it and seeing a sample. If your DH units have the Duo-Tech locks with the built-in tilt actuators plus the exterior crown molding vinyl sc...
by Delaware Mike
Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: After Install Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

Re: After Install Questions

Most commonly utilized interior stops with sheetrock returns would be simply base shoe molding. Typically pine primed white. Quick and easy. Since sheetrock and joint compound to the returns is sort of goofy in regards to being true, carpenters put the head piece up with straight cuts and cope the t...
by Delaware Mike
Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window installation Question?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Window installation Question?

When setting a large picture window (vinyl) the interior sill area would never be exposed to exterior water like an open double hung or casement. The installer would find exact center, drill with a bit typically at 5/16" to 3/8" and plug with a factory face plug. One could also toe in a wh...
by Delaware Mike
Sat Sep 17, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Quotes/Advice - *Follow-Up After Install*
Replies: 51
Views: 13574

Re: Casement Quotes/Advice - *Follow-Up After Install*

A little bit of Goof Off on a rag will remove the interior overspray. Don't go crazy with it.
by Delaware Mike
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Flashing tape?
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Flashing tape?

DuPont makes about the best and easiest to work with from my experience. Most pros like a flexible tape for the rough sill and up the bottom of the jack studs and sheathing. This stuff will take a little practice to achieve a non-wrinkled 90-degree bend and the corners. DuPont has a general flashing...
by Delaware Mike
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: "Replacements" for Attached Townhouse
Replies: 19
Views: 1827

Re: "Replacements" for Attached Townhouse

Performing a siding drop same sized flanged new construction installation verses a non-flanged slip downsized window is a night a day difference in the workload, time, and even skillset. Being the OCD don't care if I turn a penny profit on the job no-life having person that I am, it's the only way t...
by Delaware Mike
Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 3000

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

The potential for glass breakage probably has more to due with an accident or act of nature then owner usage. Bad bird strike, tree branch, of something out of weed whacker or lawnmower is what I've seen over the years. Of course we dealers can get a defective lite of glass with a small defect that ...
by Delaware Mike
Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 3000

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

Quote #2 seems like mid-90's pricing. A dealer couldn't purchase a quality window, materials, disposal, and wholesale labor for that pricing now in my area. They wouldn't turn a single penny profit. The OKNA Eco is the best engineered window in that group.
by Delaware Mike
Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: double hung windows with decorative+privacy glass
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: double hung windows with decorative+privacy glass

Sunrise and ProVia. Gluechip is a popular option as a base for privacy and decorative, however it may not give you as much privacy as something like rain glass.