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by WindowsDirectCinci
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: replacement casement window options?
Replies: 45
Views: 457

Re: replacement casement window options?

I'm sure you could get all of those products in your area & it looks like your considering some good choices.... Going to a homeshow is a great way to see products almost side by side and get a feel for the quality of each. I would start there. Im a big fan of the design of the Sunrise casements...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Expectation vs. Reality
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Expectation vs. Reality

I’d recommend calling the company and verify they were ordered the NRG glass. They could have made a mistake. You may also be able to tell a difference of the inner pane and outer pane by tapping on the glass as one is thicker than the other and theoretically sound different. There are numerous vari...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Provia vs. Seaway
Replies: 18
Views: 3572

Re: Provia vs. Seaway

They're may be a few different options other than sliders such as double hungs or casements. I agree with you sliders are my least favorite of pretty much all the styles for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they are the best option for certain situations such as sizing of your window openings. If you...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: which side is the bead on?
Replies: 21
Views: 1182

Re: which side is the bead on?

Its sometimes visible to the eye on the opposite side of the glazing bead. I wouldn't plan on removing the IGU taking it to the shop and reinstalling it unless your ok with having plywood in place of the glass for however long it takes to get one made. If its wet glazed id give you about a 5-10% of ...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sat Oct 15, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Opinions on Sunrise/Vanguard Interior Laminates
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Opinions on Sunrise/Vanguard Interior Laminates

I've done a few job with their Paintable/Stainable interior laminate. It comes in a pine laminate material and can be painted any color for that "wood" feel. This is as close as you're going to get and has turned out great each time someone wants the look and finish of natural wood. Also I...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: After Install Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Re: After Install Questions

It wouldn't hurt to send them the photos to ask them to clean it up a bit when they come back out.... I wouldn't wait until they come back to address the missing window as they will be unprepared and may put up more resistance. Other than not being insulated I'd say overall those things are very eas...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna Alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Okna Alternative

Bluebird Windows & Doors is a Sunrise Restoration dealer in Lafayette. Top notch work
by WindowsDirectCinci
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Install Gone Wrong - Non-paintable Silicone
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Install Gone Wrong - Non-paintable Silicone

Could they just put some new wood trim over top of the silicone and you paint that. I see the weep holes on the windows so not sure 1/4" would work but I know the box stores have 1/4" thick wood in varying sizes. Replacing the wood is overkill and doesn't seem like a reasonable solution to...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 3002

Re: Replacement quotes for 1960s brick ranch

Here is what I can tell you about vinyl Kraft especially the legacy. I’ll speaks volumes to me when there were multiple companies in my markets who advertise $189 installed. I’m sure we’ve all seen those ads before. They pretty much all use vinyl Kraft legacy. I think the Alside product is light yea...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: MI Windows & Doors /Sunrise acquisition
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

Re: MI Windows & Doors /Sunrise acquisition

I have 2 bays and a bow in my warehouse house now and they look excellent. I haven't had or seen any issues with the switch of vendors. Sunrise was making their own bay/bow frames in house but they started to outsource them like most companies do these days. like I said no qc issues so far for me
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sat Mar 12, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Windows replacement - Recommendations please
Replies: 12
Views: 5864

Re: Windows replacement - Recommendations please

The Platinum Series window is a private labeled Sunrise Vanguard window with a few options that come as standard. Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions chris@windowsdirectusa.com
by WindowsDirectCinci
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Okna 500, 800 vs Sunrise Restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 5648

Re: Okna 500, 800 vs Sunrise Restoration

BTW Sunrise has a .02 air infiltration rating and is an excellent window. In the southern Ohio area we have no issues with the surface 4 low e. I don't have Okna in my market so I can't comment on them other than they are well regarded. Y0u have some great options and don't think you could go wrong ...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Guidance on leaking double window
Replies: 12
Views: 4145

Re: Guidance on leaking double window

Its factory made that way. A poor design yes. It looks like you can access it from the exterior, If it were me I would back the screw out and fill the whole with caulk then put the screw back in and cover with caulk.
by WindowsDirectCinci
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Guidance on leaking double window
Replies: 12
Views: 4145

Re: Guidance on leaking double window

It's been a while since I have installed or had much to do with Alside windows but I believe they may run screws in a mull plate at the bottom of the window through the sill. At least they did 2008-2010. The location of the leak in the center bottom would suggest to me it has to do with the weep dra...
by WindowsDirectCinci
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: OKNA 500 windows and Noise
Replies: 21
Views: 7165

Re: OKNA 500 windows and Noise

Caulking: A different caulk would not make a measurable difference. If the some areas of caulking were missed and new Lastly, this is a pretty silly question but one that we often encounter, make sure that the windows are fully closed and locked. There is an extra "click" to fully seat th...