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by jonchaley
Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Seasonshield
Replies: 2
Views: 2274

Earwax:
Thanks for your help! I'm a little leary of anything related to Jeld-Wenn based on some of the posts I've read. Anyone else like to give me any idea of Seasonshield's quality?
by jonchaley
Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Seasonshield
Replies: 2
Views: 2274

Seasonshield

Lowe's hardware is selling a hurricane (Dade County rated) window through a company called Seasonshield out of Gainesville, Ga. The price they quoted me for an insulated 36 X 48 unit was less than $500, which is less than half of what everyone else has quoted me. Is this outfit reputable? I believe ...
by jonchaley
Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Silver Line Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 5381

Hmmm....built like a tank. I like that. Based on Fenex and Bill's responses, I'll stay away from Silver Line but take a hard look at Simonton and high end Pella. Meeting Dade county protocols IS important to me. I'll research the hurricane rated windows for both companies. A curiosity question: shou...
by jonchaley
Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: florida windows
Replies: 5
Views: 3025

Thanks for both replies. The one contractor (out of three) who showed up at the appointed time yesterday said he recommended Silver Line but also used Simonton, so I'll look into the latter as a good choice. Thanks, Window4u. Windowrep, I've never heard of Stanek, but I can research and appreciate t...
by jonchaley
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: florida windows
Replies: 5
Views: 3025

florida windows

OK, I've been going nuts trying to figure out which windows to put in my house, and part of the reason is that every time I ask about a specific product, according to many on this web site it's garbage! I live in Florida. I don't know if it's because we have mild weather, or we do alot of new constr...
by jonchaley
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Silver Line Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 5381

Whoa, FenEx, tell me what you really think! Quit holding back like that. Seriously, thanks for the feedback. This is why I love this sight...the real story, not the hype. OK, the other windows he mentioned he might use were Simonton. Any opinions on that? I'm looking for hurricane rated laminated in...
by jonchaley
Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Silver Line Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 5381

Silver Line Windows

Does anyone have an opinion on this company? The contractor I just had out would like to use them because they've been in business a long time, they have good logistics for our area, and they have a lifetime warranty. Frankly, warranties don't impress me. the best one is the one you don't have to us...
by jonchaley
Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: sound proof windows
Replies: 11
Views: 24613

Guy- just to let you know, Champion does not offer windows in Fla. Gilkey seemed like the highest quality. If anyone's heard different please say so. All of their contact list is in the Cincinatti area, though. Simonton and Windsor will be worth a closer look, while the web sites for Republic and Go...
by jonchaley
Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: sound proof windows
Replies: 11
Views: 24613

Thanks for both of your inciteful replies. J Scott, you are correct that Milgard does not operate in Fla., however, your idea to simply install a second window in the same opening is a good one, especially in view of the fact that my current windows are fine. There is an outfit called Soundproof gla...
by jonchaley
Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: sound proof windows
Replies: 11
Views: 24613

Oh, I'd also like opinions on window construction and type. Because of the humidity here, I'm thinking vinyl or fiberglass contsruction...anybody know which is better? Also, is casement type the best for sealing out noise?
by jonchaley
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: sound proof windows
Replies: 11
Views: 24613

Thanks for the reply.

I'd like some feedback on who has the best quality windows for sound deadening purposes-most effective and best quality. I live in central Florida and I know all windows are not available across the country.
by jonchaley
Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: sound proof windows
Replies: 11
Views: 24613

sound proof windows

I am interested in replacement windows that provide sound deadening. I have read enough to understand that STC ratings are the industry standard for measuring the sound abatement qualities of windows, and that this is acheived mostly via a large air gap between the outer and inner panes on insulated...