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by toddinmn
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:41 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Expectation vs. Reality
Replies: 9
Views: 151

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: 127

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: 302

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: 506

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: 1112

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: 643

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: 13548

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: 643

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: 1270

Re: Install Gone Wrong - Non-paintable Silicone

How well did they remove the old stuff?
What product did they use?
by toddinmn
Thu Sep 01, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Install Gone Wrong - Non-paintable Silicone
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: Install Gone Wrong - Non-paintable Silicone

Clear silicone is big no-no in my book, Should have used a product similar to a beige quad that matched the window. It appears they got over the face of the frame in a not so graceful manner as well. Don’t let them go over the top with another product because of bonding issues. They may still have t...
by toddinmn
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 2976

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

Maybe try pricing the Okna 500, still much better other 2. Not much info on the Legacy and there cut-away of the frame looks low end.
by toddinmn
Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Curious on Quoted pricing
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: Curious on Quoted pricing

It is hard to say what is exactly driving the dealers prices up. I’m looking at about a 35% increase in that time period on windows cost only, other things much more some less. Many things can go into a dealers pricing other than just windows cost. Other options are to ask for better pricing, price ...
by toddinmn
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna Window measurements
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Okna Window measurements

It’s all about communication. I for example like my sills tapered. If the framer tilts there framing vs adding a tapered sill if they don’t will reflect how I order my height.
by toddinmn
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 800 full house replacement quote NYC!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3127

Re: Okna 800 full house replacement quote NYC!!

That’s a pretty good price on that window.
If they are capping the exterior a drip cap should be installed or the new capping incorporated into the existing drip cap, but “flashing” would not be needed.