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by toddinmn
Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:58 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: replacement casement window options?
Replies: 45
Views: 457

Re: replacement casement window options?

It is not better in all metrics, the air and U-values are pretty much the same, only in DP ratings is it better.
The Dp rating on the 7500 is superb but it’s overkill in most applications .
by toddinmn
Wed Feb 01, 2023 1:27 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Clad Wood Windows for new addition in New Orleans
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: Clad Wood Windows for new addition in New Orleans

I’d rule out the Pella and the Andersen 400 and perhaps the elevate. The Pella. Is designed poorly, the 400 uses outdated jambliners, the Elevate looks clunky. The Marvin ultimate has the Most traditional looks, the Andersen A-Series and Woodwright look great As well. The Ultimate is aluminum clad ,...
by toddinmn
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:45 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: replacement casement window options?
Replies: 45
Views: 457

Re: replacement casement window options?

No it is not , the Sunrise and Soft-Lite will do every thing you need, the Okna might perform a little better if you get cat 5 hurricane and perhaps the looks suit you better. The 5o year warranty is laughable and meaningless.
by toddinmn
Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:11 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: replacement casement window options?
Replies: 45
Views: 457

Re: replacement casement window options?

He is 1/2 right at best.
by toddinmn
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:29 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: replacement casement window options?
Replies: 45
Views: 457

Re: replacement casement window options?

Seems it would only make sense that have more published engineering on a size others don’t carry.
by toddinmn
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:41 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Expectation vs. Reality
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Expectation vs. Reality

Reducing sound sometimes needs more of a systematic approach as the window is only part of the assembly.
by toddinmn
Fri Jan 13, 2023 11:06 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Sealant to match mortar or windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Sealant to match mortar or windows?

Vulkem 116 in limestone can be a good match match. It is textured and a very good product. It is best to put it on without tooling.
by toddinmn
Sun Dec 11, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Request for advice please. Damaged windows during install
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Request for advice please. Damaged windows during install

The others don't look like cracks either.
If it is indeed a crack than the component needs to be replaced.
by toddinmn
Fri Dec 09, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Quotes - Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Replacement Quotes - Recommendations

If all things being equal on the installer and dealer side of things I’d go with Simonton.It May be dated but it is not a bad window . Is the Okna worth $500 more per hole? The answer is no. The 5500 is dated and bulky but a solid window
by toddinmn
Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: After Install Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Re: After Install Questions

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This vinyl shoe shoe molding. 3/4”x5/16”.
It would match the window and would not need painting.
by toddinmn
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Flashing tape?
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Flashing tape?

“It doesn’t matter what flashing tape you use” is one of the dumbest things I’ve heard in awhile.
by toddinmn
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Quotes/Advice - *Follow-Up After Install*
Replies: 51
Views: 13576

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

The screens look horrible, the clean up should have been done before they left. The cladding is a rookie mistake. How long is that bottom sill, if it is less then 10’6” it should be 1 piece. Appears to be gaps in the caulk. Not a fan of the caulking where the casing meets the sill , I prefer none wi...
by toddinmn
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Flashing tape?
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Flashing tape?

Not sure what’s the best but I use Pella tape on the sides and top and dupont flexseal on the bottom.
There are many good ones out there, I am a fan of 3m products as well. Tape should not be asphalt based.
by toddinmn
Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Install Gone Wrong - Non-paintable Silicone
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Install Gone Wrong - Non-paintable Silicone

How well did they remove the old stuff?
What product did they use?