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by WindowsDirectCinci
Thu Apr 18, 2024 11:29 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Polaris Ultraweld Installation Question
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Polaris Ultraweld Installation Question

Looks fine so far. They should insulate and trim those gaps before finishing.
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sun Apr 14, 2024 6:32 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 33
Views: 1258

Re: Very large replacement project

While I like fiberglass for my boat material I don’t see one single benefit in using it over vinyl for windows. Quite the opposite really, usually poor warranties, significant cost & subpar efficiency ratings. Saying it expands at the same rate as glass and that’s why it’s worth significantly mo...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sat Apr 13, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Strange rumbling sound in new Marvin Infinity windows
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Strange rumbling sound in new Marvin Infinity windows

Could be the screen rattling or if you have grids in between the glass they could rattle slightly. I couldn't imagine an installation scenario other than not insulating around the window and something like exterior trim being loose and rattling
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sun Apr 07, 2024 7:37 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Okna

Gilkey is a mid tier window at best. Bulky, not aesthetically pleasing, middle of the road performance & outdated design. Okna is a clear winner here
by WindowsDirectCinci
Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:37 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Okna 800 vs SoftLite Elements vs GreatLakes ComfortSmart

I'm not a dealer of Softlite or Okna so no bias here. It is a known fact that soft lite has had major quality control issues the last several years. While I do prefer the sleek locks compared to Okna 800 that is about the only thing I can say is better. If the Okna is also less that's a no brainer a...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:09 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Issues with Anlin Windows in Denver, Colorado
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Issues with Anlin Windows in Denver, Colorado

Wow is spot on here. I would first check your home humidity levels. Aside from humidity issues, the first photo looks like there is a fitment issue between the frame and sash. Almost like the window isn't fully closed
by WindowsDirectCinci
Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna Starmark Evo Gut Check
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Okna Starmark Evo Gut Check

Starmark is just built differently than any other window out there with solid construction. I'm not sure if 2x the price justification is there though. I'll also add that the Restorations price doesn't seem right and seems low for that product
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sat Mar 09, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 33
Views: 1258

Re: Very large replacement project

I’m not sure Todd. I’d have to do some major digging to find it. We’re talking 2016 or 17.
by WindowsDirectCinci
Thu Mar 07, 2024 3:16 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 33
Views: 1258

Re: Very large replacement project

They tried to sell me before so I have the structural data .11
by WindowsDirectCinci
Thu Mar 07, 2024 6:58 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Very large replacement project
Replies: 33
Views: 1258

Re: Very large replacement project

I would make sure you verify the air leakage rate on the Lindsay windows. The window has some nice features but Last time I checked the air infiltration rate was pretty bad
by WindowsDirectCinci
Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:03 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Brands to consider for Denver Colorado
Replies: 32
Views: 3018

Re: Brands to consider for Denver Colorado

The Kolby air leakage numbers are most likely just reported as a pass/fail of less than .30 Some manufacturers don't publish air leakage numbers which seams to be the case here
by WindowsDirectCinci
Fri Jan 26, 2024 7:21 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Brands to consider for Denver Colorado
Replies: 32
Views: 3018

Re: Brands to consider for Denver Colorado

I believe there is a company near you Blue Bird windows that offers Anlin and Sunrise. Might be worthwhile to check out
by WindowsDirectCinci
Thu Jan 25, 2024 9:28 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Recent window install
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Recent window install

Im with the others, the spacing between the window and frame is normal and expected. The only thing is if the gap is on the smaller side of the spectrum 1/8" foam insulation isn't really a good option imo as I prefer 1/4"-3/8" void for foam. Fiberglass insulation or filling the void w...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Fri Jan 19, 2024 2:30 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Looking for specs on casing sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Looking for specs on casing sizes

If you get in touch with a specific dealer of those products they should be able to provide you with that info.
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sat Dec 23, 2023 2:09 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Input wanted on proposed fix for improperly installed windows
Replies: 17
Views: 14284

Re: Input wanted on proposed fix for improperly installed windows

Your willingness to pay extra for the extra work definitely has merit. The tape should also go around the entire window perimeter with proper overlapping….. another less expensive and effective option would be to add another row of flashing tape or house wrap under the flange and properly overlapped...