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by Delaware Mike
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: How do i check if there is 3D on a laptop ? Windows 7
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: How do i check if there is 3D on a laptop ? Windows 7

You have to soak it in salt water for 3-hours first, fully submerged.
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: 401

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: 287

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: 287

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: 589

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: 323

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: 12251

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: 394

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: 1263

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: 2070

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: 2070

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: 423

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.
by Delaware Mike
Mon Jun 06, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: MI Windows & Doors /Sunrise acquisition
Replies: 15
Views: 3195

Re: MI Windows & Doors /Sunrise acquisition

If Harbor Freight purchased Snap On................ You will be fine with regular windows or patio sliders. Do not even consider a bay, bow, or garden window as they changed vendors to build them and the current ones belong in the centerfold of Fangoria magazine.
by Delaware Mike
Thu May 19, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Removing siding vs cutting it back
Replies: 6
Views: 2527

Re: Removing siding vs cutting it back

The new PVC/Azek trim boards will need a nail fin "relief" table saw cut on the back to allow for the thickness of the vinyl window's nailing flange. This will allow the new trim boards to lay flat/true on the sheathing for proper miter or box joints.
by Delaware Mike
Wed May 18, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Windows Dilemma in Northwest Indiana (Provia vs Sunrise)
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Re: Windows Dilemma in Northwest Indiana (Provia vs Sunrise)

The ProVia option will outperform the double in the Vanguard from experience with both series. I do like the Vanguard better regarding the sash panels and hardware. It's a shame the rep can't do more of an apples to apples triple glass package to compare without jacking the price.