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by windowmann2000
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Need better condensation resistance than Pella...fiberglass?
Replies: 18
Views: 8661

I have not seen factual data stating the exact numbers Energy Star will require by next year, but feel a substantial improvement is long overdue. A u of .35 in the Northern zone I can build in my garage and windows in the .32 range are still inadequate for upper Midwest cold winters and have minimal...
by windowmann2000
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Need better condensation resistance than Pella...fiberglass?
Replies: 18
Views: 8661

ST That site is in German, do you have a link in English? After reading the above post I looked at a couple of Milgards and noticed when they used Intercept the spacer was buried about a half of an inch down but when using Super Spacer it was closer to flush. It does seem the farther down you bury t...
by windowmann2000
Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Reviews
Topic: Resale Value: Wood vs. Vinyl
Replies: 2
Views: 6122

Most cost vs resale dollars provided by real estate people show brand name wood products return substantially higher returns. It also cost more to replace with brand names, so your net dollars don't change much. If your going to replace just a few windows, I would stay with wood, but if your plans a...
by windowmann2000
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: NFRC requirements in Wisconsin
Replies: 2
Views: 2062

I can think of quite a few windows sold in Wisconsin that either don't currently or never had a NFRC label. Oberon is correct, you don't have to have one or Energy Star compliance. The exceptions would be when dealing with some form of loan or project that had the State or Feds involved and than a d...
by windowmann2000
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Milgard Ultra (fiberglass) vs Pella Impervia Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 14669

Milgard actually had a better warranty five years ago which extended a longer period to the second and sucessive owners. Their new warranty is really only a deal if your going to stay in your home which represents a small portion of the market. We advocate fiberglass and when the prices get a little...
by windowmann2000
Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Which window for PacNW?
Replies: 19
Views: 8550

The price is good, and remember when ordering through Milgard to tell them your sizes are net or they will subtract some more.
by windowmann2000
Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Good Housekeeping Warranty
Replies: 7
Views: 4344

Did Schuco have the Good Housekeeping seal? That might put the seal to a test.
by windowmann2000
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Thermal Line Windows - THV Compozit
Replies: 16
Views: 18517

Your numbers do seem to be incorrect some where. I still have their sample from the early 2000's. The window looks like cellular PVC similar to the Kolbe & Kolbe that was around for a while. We seriously looked at them and almost went aboard but found something closer to home that was an equal f...
by windowmann2000
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Spacers
Topic: Super Spacer
Replies: 5
Views: 17145

Edgetech is one of the most user friendly mfrg's I've ever dealt with, if your a dealer. I've requested promotional materials and instead of a large envelope I got boxes of goodies. The only test info I ever requested was the DIN fog test. But a phone call to them will get you any info you may want....
by windowmann2000
Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Cracked glass
Replies: 3
Views: 2972

Good info Window4U, no wonder the name Seson-All hasn't come up lately. In light of the recent Schuco issues I'm beginning to wonder in these ecomic times if we shouldn't be putting our eggs in bigger baskets. We deal with some pretty small vendors who have already went out of business and been rest...
by windowmann2000
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Spacers
Topic: Installer recommends the Intercept.
Replies: 7
Views: 20480

I'm a pretty strong proponent of SS. We first used it in 1996, and now get it from four different vendors. If it's offered from a mfrg it's the only spacer we use from them. Recently Milgard started using it and it cost us around $8-$12.00 per window. My experience with spacers I've used in the last...
by windowmann2000
Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Comfortworld Windows
Replies: 116
Views: 214613

George your totally out to lunch, most of Scott's points are dead on and the number of installers that make 100k a year are as rare as hens teeth. Some points Scott didn't mention are paying both halves of Social security, rain days no paid vacation...............pension, what pension it's his own s...
by windowmann2000
Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Generations (Simenton?) warranty vs WW (Alside)?
Replies: 17
Views: 13631

The double slider may be called a classic. We've ordered double sliders, in fact just got twelve in today and they have the classic style lock but also have Sun Coat max and SS, we did have the option of the new style lock but only in a single venting unit which technically is a Tuscany.
by windowmann2000
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Generations (Simenton?) warranty vs WW (Alside)?
Replies: 17
Views: 13631

We purchase all of our Milgard products with Super Spacer and Sun-Coat max and feel it's vital for our climate in Wisconsin. The window u is .30 equiped as mentioned. I don't know if your dealer will offer you that. If he does it will run another $400-500. The Sun-Coat max being the most important o...
by windowmann2000
Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Is Schuco quiting the vinyl window business?
Replies: 18
Views: 12910

WoW, would you take a brand spanking new 5 lite fiberglass 122x38 in on trade, we thought that three was a five ummmm.