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by HomeSealed
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window installation Question?
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Window installation Question?

Totally agree with DM.

Ultimately the difference here between "okay" and "avoid at all costs", is whether the area that the screw will be placed is exposed to exterior water/drainage. On PW's that is not the case, almost all large PW's will have a screw in the sill.
by HomeSealed
Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: After Install Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 143

Re: After Install Questions

I'm afraid that those designations are generally pretty worthless. Most companies that specialize in windows at any measurable volume are dealing direct with a manufacturer. With that said, again, that bridge has been crossed so I digress. You paid a fair price, I'd look for a nicer finished product...
by HomeSealed
Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: After Install Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 143

Re: After Install Questions

Most guys installing Simonton from ABC Supply are roofers that sell a window job here and there, but too late to change that decision. I would have added stops (shoe or something along those lines) around the window perimeter to cover the drywall cut back as opposed to the fat caulk bead. As far as ...
by HomeSealed
Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna Alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Okna Alternative

I'd follow up on WDC's recommendation if its in your area. I know for a fact that Sunrise DID have dealers in CO, not sure if anything changed. They were purchased by Metal Industries not that long ago which is a much larger company so I'd be surprised if they were shrinking their footprint, but per...
by HomeSealed
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Am I missing something? Quote review
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Am I missing something? Quote review

While you may not be able to do a true "insert", there are still multiple ways to install windows in this scenario and they are not all created equal. You may be correct about some different install details being at play here. I'd ask each install company to provide a written description o...
by HomeSealed
Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Am I missing something? Quote review
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Am I missing something? Quote review

$2900 is a low price for that. $2000 is a "I'm going out of business I just don't know it yet" (or maybe he does!) type of price. Half rounds aren't cheap. As WN was alluding to, please know that the awful reputation that this industry has with all of the BBB complaints etc is based mostly...
by HomeSealed
Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Am I missing something? Quote review
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Am I missing something? Quote review

Thanks for the replies. Much appreciated. Both companies are equally rated on Google (number of reviews and stars). I would prefer the 500s but with a 45 to 50% price difference. With companies being same should I bit the bullet and pay that for the 500s? Do you think I'd regret the 400s? You say 2...
by HomeSealed
Fri Sep 09, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Am I missing something? Quote review
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Am I missing something? Quote review

+1. The 500 is the superior option. Better window, fair price, and odds are its offered from a better company as the 400 is price point based offering.
by HomeSealed
Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: "Replacements" for Attached Townhouse
Replies: 19
Views: 658

Re: "Replacements" for Attached Townhouse

By "both" we mean that they offer both types of installation and will prescribe the best one based on the circumstances of your home and your goals for the project. This decision process takes place at the time of contract, you are correct that its not practical to order windows and decide...
by HomeSealed
Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Install Gone Wrong - Non-paintable Silicone
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Install Gone Wrong - Non-paintable Silicone

Good advice above, that's the "creative" part that I referred to. Adding a piece of wood, or aluminum trim, cutting back existing if needed, etc. Lots of possibilities there without needing to replace all of the wood.
by HomeSealed
Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Install Gone Wrong - Non-paintable Silicone
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Install Gone Wrong - Non-paintable Silicone

1. In your experience, is the fix suggested by window company (covering silicone with paintable caulk) a viable solution? Can't say for certain, but it could be. I'd probably be looking to remove as much of the silicone and its residue prior to doing so. 2. Do you ever use silicone on a painted exte...
by HomeSealed
Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: "Replacements" for Attached Townhouse
Replies: 19
Views: 658

Re: "Replacements" for Attached Townhouse

That's a fair question, but in short, I'd say no. Most rot is visible without major deconstruction. Its extraordinarily rare to see a pristine looking wood frame only to pull it apart and find rot on the outer edges of the jamb or something like that. Furthermore, rot discovered during install shoul...
by HomeSealed
Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 1329

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

The composite window is phenomenal and does have slimmer lines. If you are considering going to the Starmark for the entire project I think that would very much be a worthwhile consideration, but if just for these PW's, not so much. The frame construction is generally less of a concern on a fixed un...
by HomeSealed
Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: "Replacements" for Attached Townhouse
Replies: 19
Views: 658

Re: "Replacements" for Attached Townhouse

Each of those installation types has their place, and can be the "better" solution depending on circumstances. Full frame with nail fin is always most comprehensive, but there are many scenarios where the cost vs benefit ratio tilts toward replacements. Regarding the windows, if you are s...
by HomeSealed
Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Casements: Okna 700 vs Provia Aspect (AP500)
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Casements: Okna 700 vs Provia Aspect (AP500)

+1. The Okna is a proven, top tier window.

Windows are a newer venture for Provia and the jury is still out IMO... More of a "middling" product even at that.