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Old 11-21-2009, 01:23 PM   #1
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i was talking to someone in the industry and he mentioned how "tilt in slider" experience problems no matter how high quality they are. is this true and what are the reasons ? he said a regular slider is not as efficient as a double hung but if you need a slider so not get a tilt in.. any opinions here?
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:01 PM   #2
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i was talking to someone in the industry and he mentioned how "tilt in slider" experience problems no matter how high quality they are. is this true and what are the reasons ? he said a regular slider is not as efficient as a double hung but if you need a slider so not get a tilt in.. any opinions here?

Yes, I agree. They're problematic from day one. Even when you get the sills perfectly level they don't like to close properly. Also water will weep inside in a downpour. It stays in the tracks but it's a guaranteed phone call. Marvins are the only ones I know of that have no problems.

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Old 11-21-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
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"Also water will weep inside in a downpour. It stays in the tracks but it's a guaranteed phone call."

is that just with tilt in sliders or all slider?
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"Also water will weep inside in a downpour. It stays in the tracks but it's a guaranteed phone call."

is that just with tilt in sliders or all slider?

Just tilt n slide
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Anderson makes a decent slider (forget the tilt in) if you want efficency, a casement is hard to beat.GMOD
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"Also water will weep inside in a downpour. It stays in the tracks but it's a guaranteed phone call."

is that just with tilt in sliders or all slider?
All the sliders i have seen, you must keep the weepholes flowing or trouble. GMOD.
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they work great when doing a demo but in the real world they leak.
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We have never had a problem with the tilt and slide vinyl windows we install. They are made by B.F. Rich. We have been installing them for years and have yet to have a call back on them.
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We have never had a problem with the tilt and slide vinyl windows we install. They are made by B.F. Rich. We have been installing them for years and have yet to have a call back on them.
That's because "It's always sunny in Philadelphia"

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That's because "It's always sunny in Philadelphia"

Sorry,couldn't resist

What sun, I think it has rained here for like the last two months. I am about to start growing gills.
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the andesens are nice for a slider,they close like a bulkhead door
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we defintely experienced some air leaks in the interlock area. My installer has gone back on service calls. You choose convenience over drafts. needs improvement in the system. We buy from a reputable manufacturer and has had concerns

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