Lamination and the window's weight

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Anlina
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Lamination and the window's weight

#1 Post by Anlina » Fri May 10, 2019 8:45 pm

A Milgard dealer has told me that lamination will make the Tuscany windows so heavy, they'll
be difficult to open and close (I'm on the weak side!). :) Although I want sound reduction from
the windows, he's strongly trying to talk me out of laminate (even though they're obviously
more expensive).

Is he correct? Thanks.

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Windows on Washington
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Re: Lamination and the window's weight

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Fri May 10, 2019 10:25 pm

What kind of operator? Double Hung?

If yes on the operator type, they will make them a bit harder to operate but they are supposed to be balance sprung per the sash weight so it should be a mostly non-issue.

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Re: Lamination and the window's weight

#3 Post by Anlina » Sat May 11, 2019 1:36 am

Casements and sliders.

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Re: Lamination and the window's weight

#4 Post by HomeSealed » Mon May 13, 2019 10:41 am

As WoW alluded to there may be a perceptible difference in how the window "feels", but not to the point of actually being difficult to operate. Milgard isn't in this neck of the woods anymore so maybe they have some issue with heavier units that I'm unaware of, but generally speaking this is not a problem.

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Re: Lamination and the window's weight

#5 Post by Anlina » Thu May 16, 2019 12:34 am

Thank you, HomeSealed!

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