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Old 03-10-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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I have a request to install Marvin Tilt pack window kits. I have install similar kits like these before and found them very hard to install in openings that are not square. These kits will have to fit into an opening about 40 x 66. Any comments on these kits.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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I've done a few jobs with Marvin tilt packs. As you pointed out if the openings are out of square they wont work right. Try the "ultimate" tilt pack if the opening are bad. It's alot like a replacement window but made by Marvin. If they insist on the tilt pack only then DO NOT get aluminum clad sashes unless it's perfectly square. You'll need wood sashes so they can be plained down on the top or bottom sashes (or both).

I do great with these when all goes well. I did 6 of them last fall in about 3 hours. I had to slow it down a little when I found out how easy it was going to go. Walked out with $1200 for labor that day.

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I installed them once several years ago and found them extremely hard to tilt in for washing .Unless they changed their design I'd be concerned about how easy they will work for the HO.
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I installed them once several years ago and found them extremely hard to tilt in for washing .Unless they changed their design I'd be concerned about how easy they will work for the HO.
No different today. They are really tight. The last people I put them in for broke a sash trying to do just that (clean them) Marvin did replace the sash at no cost though. I'm not a compression jamb fan at all, but some people want them.
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If it aint got a frame, and go in as one unit, I want NOTHING to do with it.
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These are to easy to install even if the opening is a little out of square.
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It's been years since I installed any of those tilt pacs. I hated them then, so I would probably still hate them. And I really like Marvin's "regular" windows.
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most economical.
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It's been years since I installed any of those tilt pacs. I hated them then, so I would probably still hate them. And I really like Marvin's "regular" windows.

Me too. I posted elsewhere here that the old lady who insisted on the tilt packs could not even tilt them. I do not recommend them. For two sashes that come in a pizza box and a balance kit they sure are pricey.
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Be sure to sell them storm windows also ,they sure are drafty.
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if it is a whole house, get the marvin rep to come out and measure up the openings for you, if something doesnt work out, you can blame him
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I installed 7 of the tilt pac sash kits with compression jams from Marvin two years ago. The homeowners hate them. Can't open them worth a darn for cleaning and they are on the second floor. It's basically a fraud that they can be opened at all.
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With the advent of insert DH's & casements there really is no use for tilt-pacs anymore.
If the H/O is sold on Marvin then go with their insert DH or Ultimate Replacement Casement.

If they were going tilt-pacs strictly for price, you can get a 3-1/4" clad insert from a brand like Lincoln or JW Siteline for not too much more than a Marvin tilt-pac.

The new Milgard Essence line has an insert option too....Fiberglass Ext. x wood Int with a lifetime warranty including glass breakage. Haven't priced it enough to know where it fits economically though.

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