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  • Posted in thread: moisture damage of window on 04-19-2013 at 02:42 PM
    Is this bay window under a soffit overhang, or was there a roof built for it? If the latter,
    that would be a place to look, in addition to the potential of condensation causing it. Very
    common on unde...

  • Posted in thread: Best Practices? on 04-13-2013 at 11:13 AM
    Take a small rake up there with you and make a path, then rake it back smooth when you are
    done. Now would also be a great time to air seal the main chases (chimney, plumbing stacks,
    electrical boxes,...

  • Posted in thread: HELP! Simonton Daylight Max or Milgard Tuscany on 04-11-2013 at 05:01 AM
    Good info from Neal, and some other very valid points as well. You mentioned that "sound
    control" is an option on the Simonton. What is that consisting of in this case? Most often it
    would be laminate...

  • Posted in thread: Door Question on 04-10-2013 at 07:59 PM
    Find a supply house or lumber yard that sells the product, or if the glass is clear you can get
    a new unit made up by a local glass shop.

  • Posted in thread: Proper way to measure the window frame for replacement windows. on 04-10-2013 at 07:57 PM
    It depends if you are installing as inserts or new full frame... All vinyl windows and most
    wood windows these days are available in custom sizes down to the quarter or eighth inch.Harvey
    is not bad, ...

  • Posted in thread: Is this a double-pane window? on 04-10-2013 at 07:48 PM
    Older style double pane window with an aluminum box spacer. Likely clear glass with no low e or
    argon... Definitely room to upgrade in those areas ( add a couple points to r value) , but even
    more imp...

  • Posted in thread: Window Comparison - Farley vs. Okna on 04-10-2013 at 07:39 PM
    Where are you located? The low shgc may actually be detrimental if you are not in a hot climate
    as passive solar heating is desirable in colder areas. You should also look at the structural
    ratings, n...

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