COMMUNITY FORUM

Blindcrows

09:14PM | 11/20/05
Member Since: 11/20/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvwindows
Hi, we live in NY and have signed a contract to have all new Alside Excalibur windows installed. I thought the work was going to be done mid December, which isnt too cold here. But it looks like they wont be installed now until the end of Dec, early January.

Can anything go wrong from windows that are installed during very cold weather? We were wondering, with contraction from cold weather, or workers hands being cold and not working their best. I am starting to worry that maybe we should have waited, but we didnt want to go another whole winter with our existing windows. Plus, we thought this work would be done sooner. We placed the order early Nov, so we thought for sure we would be done by mid Dec.

Any thoughts? We have a labor warrantee of 5 years, so that makes me feel better. I asked the contractors and they said, of course, can be installed any season. But I do not fully trust them (they are making $$, thats why!).

Thanks!

ChgoBlder

06:56AM | 11/25/05
Member Since: 08/07/04
16 lifetime posts
Cold weather should not be an issue. As long as you are dealing with a company who has a good reputation you should be fine. In Chicago we do installs all winter long. Alside makes a good product and you should be happy with them.

lcommons

02:26AM | 12/19/05
Member Since: 12/18/05
1 lifetime posts
I'm installing some Anderson windows as part of basement finishing project, and the directions for them (and all windows, I assume) includes calking around the window. Its cold here in the Boston area now, and the most of the caulking I've seen says it should only be used over 40 degrees. Is there some caulking I can use in the cold weather?
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

It will soon be time to store lawn mowers and weed trimmers for the season. Before you do, be sure to clear them of clippi... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1