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by uncle eddie
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: replacement window installation
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: replacement window installation

Did your installers fix this? Make sure that they don't drive a screw down through your sill, that will eventually leak water into your wall. I'm a little less optimistic on this than the other guys, to me it looks like you got what you paid for. $500 is not a good price for windows any more, not in...
by uncle eddie
Mon May 04, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Alside Mezzo vs. Simonto Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Alside Mezzo vs. Simonto Pro

I'd throw out those options and keep looking. If you are going to sell in 10 years, most of that list will be due for replacement around that time. Up your budget and you can get a window that will still look and perform like its new in year 10.
by uncle eddie
Mon May 04, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Help with window questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1413

Re: Help with window questions

The other guys are giving good advice. Sounds like that ploaris window is your best option. The low end Softlie windows that Zen sells are fine, but the bigger issue is zen itself in my opinion. These are little franchise shops that from what I've seen are not run by industry professionals. They are...
by uncle eddie
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Window Reviews
Topic: RBA or Pella replacement windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 7002

Re: RBA or Pella replacement windows?

I'm wondering if the OP wants 3 for the road, or owns 3 fords?
On the windows, the other guys have it pretty well covered, not much to add there
by uncle eddie
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Questions about vinyl replacement install
Replies: 45
Views: 43369

Re: Questions about vinyl replacement install

Window World, Alside, Revere are AMI products, not Plygem. Late response on that. As for your update, so far so good I guess. Every window that they produce is not going to fall apart or be unsatisfactory, there are just more of them that do/are than many other manufacturers. Same for the install. S...
by uncle eddie
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: 8 Ft Slider with Blinds
Replies: 13
Views: 6878

Re: 8 Ft Slider with Blinds

TheWindowNerd wrote: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:04 pm For sure Pella has the best between the glass window treatment system.
Just wish their units did not rot in 8, 10 12 or 15 years.
aint that the truth!
by uncle eddie
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Soft-Lite / Elements Ultra-S Triple vs. Alside Pres E-Maxx1010
Replies: 11
Views: 6357

Re: Soft-Lite / Elements Ultra-S Triple vs. Alside Pres E-Maxx1010

TheWindowNerd wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:02 am I always start with no drafts. Then well built. Then attractive.
SL is tops in all those.
I have the same philosophy about women.
Keep 'er away from the baked beans, and she had better have some powerful haunches.

Besides that, I'd also vote for the Soifyle produt here.
by uncle eddie
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Milgard Retrofit?
Replies: 27
Views: 15265

Re: Milgard Retrofit?

I'd be very careful about using those measurements as gospel. They could be before cutbacks, they could be by a sales guy instead of someone with technical knowledge, and lastly, even if they are accurate, you using (with using being the operative word) a free quote to steal something of value is pr...
by uncle eddie
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: STC of old windows
Replies: 5
Views: 3447

Re: STC of old windows

a storm window will make a big difference on that
by uncle eddie
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Changes to Starmark 900
Replies: 79
Views: 36341

Re: Changes to Starmark 900

That's fabulous windowsdirect. Congratulations on your success. Hopefully all of the issues that Sunrise is having don't effect you too terribly in the future. Is Delman in or out these days? Which side of the bed did he wake up on? What is the name of the holding company that owns Sunrise now, I fo...
by uncle eddie
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Changes to Starmark 900
Replies: 79
Views: 36341

Re: Changes to Starmark 900

Better not hold off for to long before something else gets discontinued 😂 jk.... we install all year round and don’t have any issues. The caulk we use has a range down to like -30 degrees. Generally the installers will leave the caulk in the house until ready to be applied to keep warm and it cures...
by uncle eddie
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Changes to Starmark 900
Replies: 79
Views: 36341

Re: Changes to Starmark 900

I see so many things wrong with that photo and no matter what brand that is I’m sure we can agree those issues started with that installation. That was someone’s first attempt at installing windows Bad install for sure. Pretty sure that doesn't have anything to do with the Sunrise sill looking like...
by uncle eddie
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Window Comparisons for Home getting ready for resale
Replies: 8
Views: 7321

Re: Window Comparisons for Home getting ready for resale

If the mezzo is your most expensive option, you should start from scratch. If you are selling soon, either don't replace the windows, or at least go for something mid grade or better
by uncle eddie
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Changes to Starmark 900
Replies: 79
Views: 36341

Re: Changes to Starmark 900

The more I see the sunrise window, the less I like it. I hear absolute horror stories from their dealers. Seems like lots of chaos over there and it has been for a few years now. Publicly they say all is wonderful, I guess you have to if that is the window that you sell, but it sure seems like they...
by uncle eddie
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Window Products, Quotes & Installations
Topic: Replace Sash or whole unit
Replies: 12
Views: 3626

Re: Replace Sash or whole unit

There is almost no circumstance where it makes sense to spend money on 18 year old builder grade windows. You've already cheated the window reaper by getting them to last this long. Start looking at replacement, even if you try to squeeze a little more time out o them.