Today I reponded to a forum article and I thought I would make it my latest Blog post. The Forum’s initial question was: MGM vs Simonton. I got a little long winded and my posts were deleted: that which follows … Continue reading
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.
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
Can PVC or Vinyl be recycled? PVC can be recycled. We have been recycling uPVC at MGM Industries each and every day since we started extruding the material in 1999. We started making PVC (vinyl) windows in 1985, and we … Continue reading
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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Maybe you have seen the dreaded acronym SHGC. Even people in the window business get confused with this Egyptian hieroglyphic. SHGC stands for Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, but what does that mean? (For you old timers SC* =SHGC*0.87) *SC–Shading coefficient … Continue reading
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
Our 4710 series casement window passed large missile impact today. We will designate the window with a new series number: the 4780 casement. We passed with the following details: Passed DP-50 impact rated for large missiles. Passed DP-70 air, water … Continue reading
“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
There has been a lot of bally-hoo lately among the window manufacturing community about an R-5 window. This window would probably require a 1.500 inch overall insulated unit which is triple glazed and has two layers of Low-E glass. The … Continue reading