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Member
Oct 6, 2014
228 posts
58 upvotes
Richmond Hill, ON
gtadealshunting wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2018 9:26 pm
@adanac123 thanks for your previous reply. I have a question regarding to “Brick to Brick installation”. One of the window company told me that they “install two passes of low expansion foam insulation to completely fill the cavity between the stud frame and the window as well as the jamb and install 3M TUC vapor barrier tape for brick to brick installations”.
Is this the right way to do it?
Yes this is the way it should be done, 1" on inside jamb and 1" on the outer side . The only thing , I always use blue skin instead as a vapor barrier. A bit more expensive but much better.
Member
Oct 6, 2014
228 posts
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Richmond Hill, ON
Jerico wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2018 11:49 pm
The top you cant see? Doesn’t need caulking on the inside casing
Why not? For esthetic reason. One place you should avoid caulking at all costs is the window’s weep hole.
Member
Oct 6, 2014
228 posts
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Richmond Hill, ON
kasm wrote:
Mar 6th, 2018 12:10 am
I have a question regarding climate zones. I live in the GTA and when I go to the NRCAN website to find out what zone I am in, it shows me zone 2 as indicated in in this website and picture:
http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-zones-climatiques/

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I just got a quote for Vinyl Pro windows and I believe they are suggesting double pane casements that are only rated for zone 1. In the vinylpro brochure, they have a different map defining GTA as part of zone 1 - see page 6:
http://www.vinyl-pro.ca/wp-content/uplo ... yl-pro.pdf

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This has me quite concerned. Any thoughts?

We r in the zone 2. I would request for window to be at list for our zone. If you are looking for rebates ? Windows must qualify for zone 3.
Sr. Member
Sep 9, 2008
527 posts
89 upvotes
Mississauga
I'm looking to upgrade (2) basement single pane windows with awning windows. The size of the window is ~ 39.5" W x 16.5" H and I would like to have the awning window open full 90 deg so that it can be used as an egress. Are there awning windows that have this 90deg opening feature which would also qualify for the GreenON refund? All I see is like 30-40 deg opening with a scissor operator in the middle.
Deal Addict
Jan 25, 2007
4181 posts
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Paris
adanac123 wrote:
Mar 6th, 2018 6:02 am
Why not? For esthetic reason. One place you should avoid caulking at all costs is the window’s weep hole.
You don’t see it, doesn’t need it. Caulking casing is all esthetics. That being said, where possible, I would caulk the top. Sometimes window is too tight to the ceiling to do it and it’s a pain but I finger caulk it personally.
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.
Deal Addict
Jan 25, 2007
4181 posts
1332 upvotes
Paris
Szharkov wrote:
Mar 6th, 2018 9:37 am
I'm looking to upgrade (2) basement single pane windows with awning windows. The size of the window is ~ 39.5" W x 16.5" H and I would like to have the awning window open full 90 deg so that it can be used as an egress. Are there awning windows that have this 90deg opening feature which would also qualify for the GreenON refund? All I see is like 30-40 deg opening with a scissor operator in the middle.
Should be. You need egress hardware on the awning.

Edit: I don’t think 16.5” is large enough for egress though I am not sure. I didn’t think it would be smaller than 24” in any one dimension.
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.
Sr. Member
Sep 9, 2008
527 posts
89 upvotes
Mississauga
Jerico wrote:
Mar 6th, 2018 4:15 pm
Should be. You need egress hardware on the awning.

Edit: I don’t think 16.5” is large enough for egress though I am not sure. I didn’t think it would be smaller than 24” in any one dimension.
Looks like 15" is min.

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Newbie
Jun 3, 2015
24 posts
5 upvotes
Ajax, ON
Im looking at VWD windows 100 Series Triple glazed. I dont see LowE 1, 2 or 3 coating like other manufactures.

They have "Solar Gain LOW E Glass" and it is the only glass on double and triple. is equivalent to LowE 1?
Deal Addict
Feb 3, 2006
1011 posts
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I just got a quote from a company that uses windows made by Euro Vinyl Windowsand Doors http://www.evw.ca/.

Can anyone offer any feedback on their quality, etc?
Member
Oct 6, 2014
228 posts
58 upvotes
Richmond Hill, ON
DealHunter100 wrote:
Mar 6th, 2018 10:17 pm
Im looking at VWD windows 100 Series Triple glazed. I dont see LowE 1, 2 or 3 coating like other manufactures.

They have "Solar Gain LOW E Glass" and it is the only glass on double and triple. is equivalent to LowE 1?
They do have LOW-E 180, 272, 366 like others. Solar gain meaning glass will more transparent, LOW-E 366 being less .
Member
Oct 6, 2014
228 posts
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Richmond Hill, ON
Szharkov wrote:
Mar 6th, 2018 4:56 pm
Looks like 15" is min.

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That's right, the only thing it very between city requirements.
Newbie
Jun 3, 2015
24 posts
5 upvotes
Ajax, ON
adanac123 wrote:
Mar 7th, 2018 6:27 am
They do have LOW-E 180, 272, 366 like others. Solar gain meaning glass will more transparent, LOW-E 366 being less .
Thanks for the reply , their website does not say anything about Low-Es.. only solar gain and how it reflects sun and keeps the heat inside the house.
Jr. Member
Dec 23, 2010
118 posts
127 upvotes
Toronto
I have six 14 x 37 windows in my basement, how much should I ballpark for each?
Jr. Member
Aug 25, 2010
120 posts
28 upvotes
mississauga
kasm wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2018 8:24 am
How does everyone feel about patio sliders that have built in mini blinds (ie - between the panes of glass) - good idea or not?
also want to know.
Deal Addict
Nov 4, 2007
1059 posts
216 upvotes
Toronto
max1234 wrote:
Mar 7th, 2018 6:37 pm
also want to know.
From what I gathered, you can still have LoE coating but not Argon. The blinds themselves add an additional R rating for insulation, so performance is comparable to sliding doors without the blinds. The majority of failures are simply misalignment of the magnetic mechanism that is used to open and close the blinds, which is easily fixable. Failures are also not a big issue if you have a solid warranty. The benefits are that we can get rid of our bulky California Shutters and the blinds never need cleaning. Therefore, we are planning on going with them when we change our sliding door. Just make sure you get the one with LoE coating.

Also they are very beneficial if you have pets or small children.

Here is a site with some owner feedback: https://www.houzz.com/discussions/95001 ... -in-blinds

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