Allow me to play out another scenario for ya'll (yeah, I'm a redneck
too and I did happen to vote for Bush.....but alas that's another
topic)...........Let's crank up the way back machine shall
we?..............whooooo (insert sci-fi effects and music
We picture a certain Usenet individual with a quandry........Hmmmmmm
what ever shall I do? (nibbles nails)......raises finger in classic ah
ha pose.........."AH HA!" "I'll post a question".................(we
see our vaunted Usenet hero typing feverishly.......tap tap tap tap
The title..........Looking for recommendations/actual experiences with
new windows (notice the deletion of asinine sounding comment here)
Greetings - I am looking specifically for recommendations on some new
windows for my home. (fill in the rest of the questions here ......tap
tap tap...our hero types his inquires..............)
Ah we come to the closing paragraph............which is simply "Thanks
in advance for your help".............
Our Usenet hero sits back an patiently awaits the responses to flood
in.........No sarcasm.......maybe a silly question or two as fellow
boarders ponder his dilema....offering advice (which I might add is
something that is ALWAYS a take it or leave it thing)..........
Our Hero weighs the answers, laughs at some, ponders
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The screen wavers nd we return to our harsh
Ah what could have been............
He's wrong, anyway. 'too' modifies the shortness of life in the above
quote, not the triviality of 'dribble' (whatever that is).
Now, if he'd corrected you about using the term 'dribble' when you
meant 'drivel', then I'd have no argument with him.
I bought and installed myself Pella's ProLine aluminum-clad double-hung wood
windows. They are about 5 years old now. I am pleased with them but if I
ever remodel another house I would probably consider vinyl windows that
don't have to be painted. I bought my windows from the Pella store in Cary
but I think they can also be ordered through Home Depot.
Matt - why would you consider vinyl over aluminum-clad windows? This is
an example of the type of on-topic response I was seeking when I posted
the original question. Thank you for staying on topic.
Matt L. wrote:
Since aluminum is a conductor and vinyl is not, I would think that
vinyl does a better job of insulating. Mine are vinyl; since it's
been almost five years, I don't recall if aluminum was presented as an
My God - an actual on-topic response.
Actually, I wouldn't consider solid aluminum for the windows. I was
referring to wooden-framed windows clad with aluminum (two different
types of aluminum cladding) vs. vinyl or other types of plastic.
It isn't really a question - we are looking for someone with some real
experience with more than one type of window who can tell me the real
life pros and cons of the different types of windows and make some
This isn't a question other than to ask others out there if they either
have that experience or can identify someone who does have that
experience and provide some contact info.
I've had my own window and door business so I'm qualified to give you a good
answer. Sold and installed most every type at one time or another. OTOH, I
don't like people telling me what I can and cannot say so I'm not going to
waste my time with an arrogant putz like you.
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