Category Archives: Painted Vinyl Windows

The Total Tearout

(click on any of the pictures to zoom in for more details) Figure 1. Why on earth would you replace your old drafty wood windows and leave the old rotten sills and mainframes in the home?  

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What is the problem with butting brick against a window?

Question: What is one of the most common mistakes that building contractors make when installing windows and doors? Answer: Not allowing enough clearance between the brick and the installed window.

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What is an Energy Star rated window and door?

  One of the most asked frequently questions we get from all types of individuals is:  Is your window Energy Star approved? Everyone gets frustrated by the answer: yes, but, it depends on your location.   Usually the next sound from … Continue reading

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Can PVC be painted? (how to paint PVC or vinyl)

Conventional wisdom has it that PVC is not paintable. That’s a reasonable statement. Had I not spent six years researching painting uPVC I’d say the same thing. So: Can PVC be painted?

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Future Windows

  6010 Series                        Figure 1                        1.500 OA Glass Figure 1, above has been generated by our CAD software. … Continue reading

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The White House’s race to be Green

With all the use of the same ol’ tripe about “being Green”, it’s enough to make one barf.   At least that’s the way I feel.  So many companies have marketed being Green that can’t even spell the word.  It’s … Continue reading

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Issues and regulations regarding Egress Windows

Egress windows are a requirement for all new construction projects.  I think the code dates back farther than 1983, but has only recently (say the last 10 years) been enforced.  The purpose of the code is to allow a fireman access to … Continue reading

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Design Considerations for Wood Windows

Figure 2. shows three design concepts for those people to consider if they insist on wood windows. On the far left is the traditional design. This design is used to build thousands of wood windows. In order to understand the … Continue reading

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Why Wood Rots

“Why do my wood windows rot?” Reasons for wood to rot in windows: • Wood used today is not old growth wood. • The wood is spiced together by “finger joint” techniques. • The preservatives used to treat the wood … Continue reading

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