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Old 04-22-2017, 10:40 AM   #41
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Thanks Lettusbee and others.

Fiberglass it will be.

A related question: Phase two of this project will be to replace the patio slider doors. In 12 - 24 months. There are two of them. Today they are single pane aluminum operating in 3 panes at 140" wide. Facing east.

Marvin Integrity All-Ultrex apparently won't go this wide however we've just learned. And we'd want the phase 1 new windows to match the phase 2 patio slider doors.

Could we solve this by separating one of the three panels from the slider and just making it a vertically-oriented picture window? Or by mulling in the field? Would one of those work well? Or do they have cosmetic or installation downsides that we would come to regret?
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:49 AM   #42
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You're not a contractor, are you?
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Old 04-22-2017, 01:21 PM   #43
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Busted. Not in this arena. I do home security consulting. No worries. I will find this info thru other avenues.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:48 PM   #44
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We go with Milgard. Good product and good support.

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I was trying to work with Pella to fix all the sashes on 8 20 year old townhouse. We were exploring the possibility of leaving all the frames and replacing the stashes. I wasn't even looking for a discount, I just wanted to make sure we got them sized correctly.

If that was not feasible we were looking to order all new Pella windows. After a rep came out to look at this with me I received a bill for $150. I talked to them about it assuming it was a mistake.

They made me pay it and I haven't installed any of there product Since. A year later I replaced an entire house full of 18 year old Pella windows that failed.

For a company with a bunch of windows failing prematurely they sure have bad customer surface.
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Our daughter decided to go with vinyl replacement windows from a local fabricator. Price driven clients drive me crazy.

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And now you know why alot of us struggle to deal with customers. Only a few can have the price is no issues client base.
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And now you know why alot of us struggle to deal with customers. Only a few can have the price is no issues client base.
Takes time to foster that level customer base... most never think they can or they give up and quit the business or work for someone else... they don't know how or don't want to put in the work necessary to get there...

Consider... in EVERY market, there is the lowest, middle and most expensive prices... you're going to find yourself in that mix no matter what so who are you targeting and how are you approaching it?...

It's an ebb and flow... we all have the customers we choose to work with and sometimes we have to suck it up... not every customer is in that level...

Gotta' start somewhere...
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Old 12-20-2017, 01:05 AM   #48
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Andersen 400 series or Plygem Classic series with low e, argon gas filled, HP windows.
In Bergen County New Jersey, they are energy compliant as well as many different options. I install them in all of my new homes.
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I really like the Integrity line by Marvin.

Anymore, I am building windows for all my projects.
I like this idea
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:01 AM   #50
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The job I am on used Loewen windows and doors. They are high end. The ones we used, had aluminum cladding. The cladding and the nailing flanges where made out of a single piece of metal. Making the window perfectly Square. Loewen calls their windows structural, meaning you don't have to shim the window. Just level it and nail it.

The crew that installs our windows and doors, installed 90 loewen products in 3 days. I have never seen such and easy install.

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