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by TheWindowNerd
Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Polaris Ultraweld Installation Question
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Polaris Ultraweld Installation Question

Properly spray foamed is the answer.
by TheWindowNerd
Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:26 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Name of group of windows that fits between studs? No header?
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Name of group of windows that fits between studs? No header?

Agreed, quad mulled unit.
It is a non bearing wall, but code would require a structural header anyway.
by TheWindowNerd
Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:23 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Mulling: Factory vs On-Site
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: Mulling: Factory vs On-Site

As long as they do not do an H mullion which are prone to leaking you should be fine with either site or factory mulled. We drive most projects to the jobsite in a pick up truck with 8' bed. Anything over 94" pobably requires driving with the tail gate down. My guys prefer not to have the tail ...
by TheWindowNerd
Wed Apr 17, 2024 1:26 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Name of group of windows that fits between studs? No header?
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Name of group of windows that fits between studs? No header?

I am not aware of a specific name for that. Small no header, or headerless stud pocket. DE Mike and I could get creative: direct glaze IGU over the edges of stud then jamb ot studs, or Just paint or cap the studs gives you VG 14 1/2" or 22 1/2". I have not seen a 24" OC in ages. wayne...
by TheWindowNerd
Wed Apr 17, 2024 7:18 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella Proline replacement options
Replies: 23
Views: 11255

Re: Pella Proline replacement options

For us, if we were to go through the agg of taking out that sill dam, we would just as well do a full frame. The Doylestown project I mentioned that we used Okna inserts. Forget to mention the existing interiors were staine, we used Melrose cherry laminate and split finished grids, looks great. Like...
by TheWindowNerd
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Pella Proline replacement options
Replies: 23
Views: 11255

Re: Pella Proline replacement options

Some of the first Proline windows were all roll formed, sooner after they were roll formed sash, extruded frames. It is easy enough to install inserts into clad frames. The salesman and installers just need to know how to measure and install. Our installers like to saws all off the outside aluminum ...
by TheWindowNerd
Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:45 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 33
Views: 1251

Re: Very large replacement project

Fiberglass offers larger picture units.

On SH or DH I would love to see .03 or less AL on fiberglass.
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by TheWindowNerd
Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window Quotes in Tennessee
Replies: 14
Views: 397

Re: Window Quotes in Tennessee

It is beyond understanding why companies that are premium companies ( Pella, AW, Provia) to name a few, but not the best engineers think pocket sills are not a problem.
I asked an executive at Pella about it and they said what do you mean?
DUH.
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by TheWindowNerd
Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:46 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: ProVia vs Ideal vs Okna 400/500/800 in LI
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: ProVia vs Ideal vs Okna 400/500/800 in LI

We tried Ideal as an alternative to Okna. We had terrible QC issues with Majestic. I like the Okna 800Dx the best. With out seeing the total scope, we would charge 21K. We are the best value in our market. The 800Dx is a very tight well built unit. My installers hate to touch anything else. theWindo...
by TheWindowNerd
Tue Apr 09, 2024 2:16 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Windows
Topic: New construction windows
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: New construction windows

What town and state are you in?

I would look for a much better performing window.
High performance vinyl or composite windows < .03AL ( air leakage) is the key test result you should look for. That and a pro foam gun.

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by TheWindowNerd
Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart

A .08 air leakage is a no go for me.

Besides that I am an Okna dealer, a little biased, but SL was my previous vendor before they killed the relationship with horrible QC.
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by TheWindowNerd
Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:04 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Replacing a Damaged Glass Block Window
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Replacing a Damaged Glass Block Window

I like Pella for this : two options I would look at:
Impervia direct set
or
Lifestyles direct set

you can do tempered obscure low e argon, you will have to check if you can add Sun Defense with those options.
wayne theWindowNerd
by TheWindowNerd
Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Okna

Different dealers offer different lines or series of Okna windows.
In double hung I like the 800 EnviroStar.

theWindowNerd
by TheWindowNerd
Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacing the glass from another identical window
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Replacing the glass from another identical window

I think post 6 missed the point. You are deglazing an existing IGU to reglaze into a different frame. That fixed CMR will stay in place till you demo the whole frame. To deglaze the glass you need to remove the glazing stops, insert and run a putty knife between the exterior glass surface and the al...
by TheWindowNerd
Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: SILICONE vs POLYURETHANE
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: SILICONE vs POLYURETHANE

We use the N1 silicone

alcohol or lacquer thinner

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