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by HomeSealed
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Marvin Essential questionable quality
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Marvin Essential questionable quality

Good advice above.
Its not a bad window, but it does illustrate why mechanically fastened joints are inferior to welded such as you'd find on vinyl and other composite materials.

Short of any air or water penetration I'd be surprised if they will do anything about it, but you can certainly try.
by HomeSealed
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Installation by dealer or other
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Installation by dealer or other

I always recommend trying to consolidate accountability. Sure, if everything is perfect then you have no issues either way, but almost nothing in life is perfect, and the remodeling business is worlds away from it on that spectrum. - Manufacturer/supplier and installer point fingers when a problem a...
by HomeSealed
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Narrowed down to three choices
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Narrowed down to three choices

I'd step back from the product for a moment (they are both top performers), and take a closer look at the installing company. Its great that they are both well-reviewed, but consider the following: - Volume of good reviews (its a lot harder to get a few hundred great reviews than a few dozen) - How ...
by HomeSealed
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: $38,000 for 8 windows?
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: $38,000 for 8 windows?

Wooster, just to clarify, nobody is trying to justify what seems to be a high price. We are just offering the insight that one opening that has multiple windows in it is indeed multiple windows. When the manufacturer is producing two windows, they don't know or care whether they will be installed in...
by HomeSealed
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Slimmest 2 and 3-lite sliders?
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Slimmest 2 and 3-lite sliders?

+1, the location of the home will dictate what you will have readily available. If you are in a warmer climate aluminum can be a good choice and shouldn't be hard to find. In colder areas, not so much. If the latter, Sunrise and Okna are slimmer lined vinyl options, with some fiberglass windows bein...
by HomeSealed
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Quotes/Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 657

Re: Casement Quotes/Advice

If you are doing full frames and you don't love the half round style, it would be very easy to convert those to squared off units for an updated look. This would likely solve the issue of the size availability as well.
by HomeSealed
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Windows Bind When Trying to Close
Replies: 21
Views: 314

Re: Casement Windows Bind When Trying to Close

I agree with WN following those pics. If the lower sash rail is straight, that would indicate that it is not bowing down and confirm that your issue is the sill bowing up. Now, your decision will be whether to spend the money to correct this or replace the windows. I had Andersen 400's in a home tha...
by HomeSealed
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Quotes/Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 657

Re: Casement Quotes/Advice

1) Asking one dealer to install the window offered by another dealer is a truly awful idea. There will be finger pointing galore if/when issues arise. 2) I don't know that I would mix and match between vinyl and fiberglass either. The Marvin products are well made, but if you are wanting an air-tigh...
by HomeSealed
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casement Windows Bind When Trying to Close
Replies: 21
Views: 314

Re: Casement Windows Bind When Trying to Close

Are these single or twin units (like French doors) that we are talking about? Casements are notorious for sagging over the years, so sounds about right if this is a twin unit. In the event this is a single and the bottom corners both have clearance but the center gets tight that would be odd. Even t...
by HomeSealed
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 628

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

Thank you all for your feedback and info, this has been really helpful. New Construction vs Replacement Regarding the new construction option, I'm personally not worried that my friend is scamming me or anything; he's done other great work for me and the cost has been reasonable. I'm more concerned...
by HomeSealed
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 628

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

No artistic interpretation. Clearly not asbestos. What is the additional RRP protocol for insert vs full tear? I didn't disagree on the fact that it is not likely asbestos. As far as RRP I didn't reference that, however we do use added procedures for full tear outs given the necessity (at least for...
by HomeSealed
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 628

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

If I was to measure a Larson storm , which I did. The width from the window frame to the edge where the screen starts , which is the widest part it is 2 1/2 “ in the lower sash the upper sash To edge of glass is Is even narrower at 2 1/8 “ . Not many vinyl window come on under 3” . The math will be...
by HomeSealed
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: $38,000 for 8 windows?
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: $38,000 for 8 windows?

I think that there is a translation issue in the quantity here, but you are likely being robbed regardless. Even if those are all twin units that's still only 16 windows. If some are banks of 3, 4, add transoms, etc then this needs further discussion, but at one or two frames per opening that is awf...
by HomeSealed
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 628

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

Interesting take Wayne, some "artistic interpretation" perhaps? Men, take a closer look, it is cedar shakes. Even if it was asbestos a full tear is easy. You may be right about the cedar shakes. As far as a full tear out within asbestos, I agree with the others that I'd avoid that. More ro...
by HomeSealed
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement Windows in Connecticut
Replies: 30
Views: 628

Re: Replacement Windows in Connecticut

I agree with WoW, there is really no reason that a pocket install won't work there. One of three things going on: 1) Contractor friend prefers "new construction" and there's some miscommunication about it being needed 2) There are other circumstances unknown by us that were seen by contrac...