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by Window4U (IL)
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: St. Louis Replacement Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 7400

Re: St. Louis Replacement Windows

Let us know what you went with and how it all went.
by Window4U (IL)
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: New Construction Windows for Home in South Carolina
Replies: 8
Views: 4914

Re: New Construction Windows for Home in South Carolina

I'm not sure if Sunrise has factory-applied extension jambs or not. It's been years since I carried their windows, but if they do have them then that would be the way to go. I've had great results with Okna, HiMark and Starmark's extension jambs. The picture below is of an Okna 500DX Double Hung wit...
by Window4U (IL)
Wed May 10, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Recommendation for casement windows NE Illinois
Replies: 7
Views: 4853

Re: Recommendation for casement windows NE Illinois

Okna has their windows available with 4 9/16" factory applied wood extension jambs for use with 2 x 4 walls and also 6 9/16" factory applied wood extension jambs for use with 2 x 6 walls. They also have custom size factory applied wood extension jambs available for walls that are not the n...
by Window4U (IL)
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Windows
Topic: TrimQuick?
Replies: 5
Views: 13720

Re: TrimQuick?

This place has it. The 1" is not available per piece but if you go to the wider trim you can get it per piece. It comes in 12' pieces. http://www.vinylvisions.net/ While I did post a place that has it up above, we don't use it on a general basis in our company. We usually custom cut either cust...
by Window4U (IL)
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Philips window warranty
Replies: 1
Views: 3435

Re: Philips window warranty

I read that they ceased production in 2009, but then I found other info online that they are still being made through Marquee Vinyl Windows. You can get their info via google. Hope this helps.
by Window4U (IL)
Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: 86 x 42 storm window question..
Replies: 24
Views: 15463

Re: 86 x 42 storm window question..

Oh, one last thing.. Do most sliders (only way to get egress window) have drain holes that lead into the frame? Or pocket sill design? Thanks! Rebar, I've read in a couple of your posts including this one above that you are in a pickle trying to get a window that will meet egress in the size you cu...
by Window4U (IL)
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: 86 x 42 storm window question..
Replies: 24
Views: 15463

Re: 86 x 42 storm window question..

You may find that storm windows are more expensive these days than you may expect. Since storm windows are not part of my business I was shocked the last time I priced them. For many people, the 2-3 hundred or more spent getting a storm window installed might better be put towards a new window. Just...
by Window4U (IL)
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Need help in identifying a window brand
Replies: 11
Views: 8404

Re: Need help in identifying a window brand

I have the answer for you. It's a window from General Aluminum in Carrollton, Texas They seem to be still in business. The window has a 10 year warranty from what I read. Here's a post on Swissco's website, who is a parts supplier for current and old discontinued windows. http://www.swisco.com/discu...
by Window4U (IL)
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Am I being ripped off? Please help
Replies: 3
Views: 4095

Re: Am I being ripped off? Please help

This whole deal smells fishy. I don't know these window brands, but I did notice that the Survivor only has a 20 year warranty on the glass and 5 years on hardware. The other window has a full lifetime warranty including labor. That shows there is a difference right there. I'm hoping some of the pro...
by Window4U (IL)
Wed May 04, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Vinyl vs. Fiberglass Replacement Windows
Replies: 68
Views: 86661

Re: Vinyl vs. Fiberglass Replacement Windows

He tagged up to a 10 year old post, did you notice? That's back before I had gray hair!
by Window4U (IL)
Wed May 04, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Need help reattaching window trim
Replies: 4
Views: 4648

Re: Need help reattaching window trim

+ 1. I have a feeling that the mull strip might have been problemsome at the time of install. It looks like it from the appearance of everything. I have a feeling that you may have trouble getting it to hold itself on so make sure you use some good adhesive as well. Have some tape ready in case you ...
by Window4U (IL)
Wed May 04, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Window Replacement Decision and Importance of Spray Foam
Replies: 8
Views: 6282

Re: Window Replacement Decision and Importance of Spray Foam

Company #2 is behind the times and/or misinformed. Minimal expanding window foam has been widely used successfully since the 90s. It shocks me that someone in the business has this opinion.
This opinion would be at least a small red flag to me, as well as their use of such a crappy window.
by Window4U (IL)
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Foam inserts vs spray foam inside window frames
Replies: 8
Views: 6822

Re: Foam inserts vs spray foam inside window frames

I think windows with the foam inserts are actually slightly superior, not the other way around. Many manufacturers have switched from spray foaming to foam inserts to get higher foam content. I've personally been at three major manufacturers over the years where I saw first hand that extrusions that...
by Window4U (IL)
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Windows
Topic: Window will not stay up. What is the Brand?
Replies: 5
Views: 12788

Re: Window will not stay up. What is the Brand?

asd1111, If you can't get them out as in the video, have you tried pulling the sash real hard to the side? Many times a window sash like this is what's called a side load. If it doesn't come out pulling it one direction, try pulling it to the other direction.
by Window4U (IL)
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Low vs mid-grade windows
Replies: 8
Views: 8427

Re: Low vs mid-grade windows

I agree completely with the last two posters and would only add that you may be surprised at the price if you got quotes for better premium windows such as Okna/HiMark and others. They may be closer in price to your other quotes than you are imagining, especially if you eventually share the price of...