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by Skydawggy.
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sears no longer selling the Simonton?
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Re: Sears no longer selling the Simonton?

I wouldn't have any idea regarding pricing. Why do you ask? Are you a dealer? If so, shouldn't you know the answer? If not, what difference does it make?
by Skydawggy.
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sears no longer selling the Simonton?
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Re: Sears no longer selling the Simonton?

I think I heard they switched to Wincore. Makes little sense to me because I didn't think Wincore had the manufacturing capacity to supply them nationwide like Simonton does.
by Skydawggy.
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sunrise Restorations Vinyl vs Marvin Infinity Fiberglass ...
Replies: 15
Views: 14280

Re: Sunrise Restorations Vinyl vs Marvin Infinity Fiberglass ...

I agree Randy. One of the best selling tools I have is to take several window samples by different manufacturers with me when I visit a potential client. Almost everyone ends up going with the Sunrise. Not just because it's a really nice looking window but I think they really like the look of the Ma...
by Skydawggy.
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Spray Foam vs Fiberglass insulation??
Replies: 17
Views: 10607

Re: Spray Foam vs Fiberglass insulation??

You are right, we aren't too far apart on this. I just hate to see someone focus too much on whether an installer uses foam or not. To me it's like arguing the difference between a .29 and a .28 U-factor. Anybody who thinks there is going to be a difference between using foam and fiberglass on a pro...
by Skydawggy.
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Earthwise Vinyl Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 20579

Re: Earthwise Vinyl Windows

Have you looked at any competitive windows? I would never recommend buying something just because your neighbor bought them. I don't drive the same car my neighbor drives.
by Skydawggy.
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sunrise Restorations Vinyl vs Marvin Infinity Fiberglass ...
Replies: 15
Views: 14280

Re: Sunrise Restorations Vinyl vs Marvin Infinity Fiberglass ...

If you are looking strictly at the energy efficiency differences between the Sunrise and the Marvin, the Sunrise wins hands down. Although it's difficult to pin down an Air leakage number from Marvin, I believe it to be in the .20's. The Sunrise is .03. Many people who purchase Marvin Windows are lo...
by Skydawggy.
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Spray Foam vs Fiberglass insulation??
Replies: 17
Views: 10607

Re: Spray Foam vs Fiberglass insulation??

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by Skydawggy.
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Spray Foam vs Fiberglass insulation??
Replies: 17
Views: 10607

Re: Spray Foam vs Fiberglass insulation??

Yes, having foam is as critical as selecting a window. That huge 1/8 of an inch gap around the window must be filled with closed cell foam or your windows will leak air like crazy. It won't matter whether you got a top notch install and the installer carefully caulked the windows so no air will leak...
by Skydawggy.
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Spray Foam vs Fiberglass insulation??
Replies: 17
Views: 10607

Re: Spray Foam vs Fiberglass insulation??

Hopefilly the "Foamers" are not causing you to overlook some very good installers. Whether an installer does or doesn't use foam should not be a major consideration.
by Skydawggy.
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: New Windows in Mississippi
Replies: 14
Views: 5661

Re: New Windows in Mississippi

I agree. Simonton makes a very nice window.
by Skydawggy.
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: New Windows in Mississippi
Replies: 14
Views: 5661

Re: New Windows in Mississippi

Gorell is the better window. The question is it worth spending an additional $200 per window over the Viewpoint. I'd probably get at least 2 more estimates on different brands fron different dealers just to be sure you are getting the best value for your money.
by Skydawggy.
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Simonton 9800 window quote
Replies: 13
Views: 6297

Re: Simonton 9800 window quote

It sounds as if they mis-measured the windows. They may have ordered exact sizes instead of tip to tip. I'm not exactly sure what they are doing here but normally you could try and cut the wood frame back a little depending on how much too wide the windows are. I don't want to be judgemental because...
by Skydawggy.
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Simonton 9800 window quote
Replies: 13
Views: 6297

Re: Simonton 9800 window quote

I'm not sure what you are referring to? Can you be a little more specific about what you mean by "lip"? Are you talking about the nailing fin?
by Skydawggy.
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Excalibur vs Bainbrige vs Imperial LS quote help!
Replies: 15
Views: 7819

Re: Excalibur vs Bainbrige vs Imperial LS quote help!

Definitely get the references and then call them. Might want to ask if they mind if you come by and examine the workmanship. You don't have to be an expert to observe whether the caulking looks professional and if the window has a professionally installed look. I would also check with the BBB and An...
by Skydawggy.
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Excalibur vs Bainbrige vs Imperial LS quote help!
Replies: 15
Views: 7819

Re: Excalibur vs Bainbrige vs Imperial LS quote help!

Unless a few of the contractors who looked at the job commented about the possibility of rotted wood, I wouldn't be too concerned. It may just be a scare tactic the Champion salesman is using to try and convince you the other contractors will pump up their price by using change orders. That's a pret...