Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cedar Creek Lake Replacement Windows

We did one in Cedar Creek Lake this last week.   It was a challenge to make the trapezoids look good as the opening was out of square about an inch and a half.  That being said, I covered it up pretty well.

I've actually done around a hundred houses out there over the years.   Kemp, Tool, Gun Barrel City are a few of the small cities around Cedar Creek.  It's an awesome community and I love going out there.  About an hour and a half south of Dallas on HWY 175.

Before we started with Bronze builders grade windows from the 70's.  Fogged and pretty ugly.

The biggest trapezoid was heavy.  Around 300 pounds.  We lowered it with ropes and a suction cup.  It was jammed in there pretty good.   I later determined that the 100 or so square feet of windows was about 1 1/2" out of square.  It became apparent on trying to trim them as one unit.  I found a solution though.

To do these correctly you have to split up the out of square in as many places as possible.  Half inch here or there, eighth inch here and there.  I kept the bottom straight with the lowers and the top angle straight with the house.  It was one of the more challenging ones over the last year or so.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

NT Window Energy Master White and Presidential Adobe Vinyl Replacement Windows

A few of our NT Window Projects from 2017

We do around a hundred projects a year here in Dallas and Fort Worth.  These are a few cool ones from last year.   We love doing the highest quality installation work in North Texas.

The white ones are NT Window Energy Master Vinyl Single Hung Windows

We are proud to have been the winner of their "Dealer of the Year" Seven times over the last few years.  One of our favorite manufacturers with a locally made product produced in Mansfield Texas using Cardinal 366 Low E Glass with Argon Gas Filled insulated glass.

The Adobe colored ones are NT Window Presidential Vinyl Single Hung Replacement Windows

A relatively new color that's only been in production a few years but offers an alternative to the typical White or Tan colored windows.  We have these available in this color or a close variation to it from three different window manufacturers.  They are available from NT Window, Don Young Company and from AMI Industries.  AMI makes the Alside Mezzo, Sheffield and Ultra Max Windows as well as the Berkshire Model.  AMI is a frequent re-branding organization and they are often called other names by other window and door installation vendors.

NT Window Presidential Vinyl Replacement Windows in Adobe.

This project is actually one we did in 2004 and these pictures are of a product that is now thirteen years old.  When you pick the right window manufacturer you can count on decades of great performance and a look that really stands the test of time.

NT Window Energy Master Vinyl Replacement Windows in Wylie Texas

Vinyl Replacement Windows In Wylie Texas

Hi I'm Dave Traynor and I own   I'm really proud of what we do here to fix peoples houses and this blog is where I show it off a bit and make commentary on what we do and how it works.

I've also been the Host of House Talk Texas on the Salem Radio Network and had the pleasure of interviewing dozens of other home improvement specialists over the last couple of years.

Rain Glass in Vinyl Replacement Windows

Rain Glass is the new and improved way to get some privacy.  It's not the same as the one we had in our apartment in college.  It's actually pretty decorative and has a great look.  Still very reasonably priced but a far better aesthetic than most other options in privacy glass for the bathroom.

Video Demonstration of how Rain Glass looks in a vinyl replacement window.

Here's a short video of the time we were installing one and it gives you an idea how much privacy is associated with a typical rain glass window.  It diffuses but does allow a great deal of light.  That being said...   you probably don't want to find your nakedness pressed up against it or anything.

Solid Picture Windows in Vinyl from NT Window.  

These are Energy Master Vinyl Replacement Windows.

 Picture Windows

 Vertical Operating Single Hung Windows with Half Circles or Architectural Windows mulled to the top of them.

Grids lining up correctly can be a challenge for many contractors.  For us it's just another day at the office.

I find myself doing a lot of homes that are on corners or owned by lawyers or are the "monster houses" in the subdivision.  I think those people do better research, don't want the crummy installation associated with the cheap guys and therefore come to me.

Good research will tell you that we have the very best reputation in North Texas.

I love putting my 33 years of experience into every home and knowing that they'll look and work great for the next 30 years.

Curb appeal is so important on homes today.  This little cottage is in the 500's and cheap builders grade windows just don't cut it anymore.  Neither do the cheap ones that many window and door installation contractors use.   We were named one of the top 16 of the 313 available in North Texas by in 2017 and we're proud of the detail concision installations that we deliver.