Aluminum triple pane tilt and turn window info and pics
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17 Feb 2020 12:02 AM
So after ordering several window corners from a couple different suppliers I decided to move forward with ordering a full size window for my future house. This is one of the smaller windows that will be used in my house at  3'0"w x 5'0"h. I really wanted to get a look at how well the full window was put together and how it operated before ordering a house full of them.

First impression is that this thing is incredibly heavy. There is a lot of aluminum and glass and probably weighs over 150lbs. Still not sure if I'll be removing sashes to install the smaller windows. The larger triple 9'0x6'0 windows and even the double 6'0x6'0s will require the sashes removed in my opinion.

The window appears to be built very well, miters are well done with no gaps anywhere. Seals are installed tightly, hardware is siegenia which apparently is a quality European brand. Window operates smoothly in my mock up window buck. Although with the weight of the window it will drag a bit because the buck keeps getting pulled out of square. This shouldn't be an issue in the house when the buck is wet set in a concrete opening.

The black powdercoat finish looks very good. There are some smudges that I haven't been able to get off yet but I only used a very mild cleaner and a quick wipe down. I'm going to do some more testing with what cleaners will work.  Also will do a test with various tapes being left on for a month or two.

Right now it's just mounted by being sandwiched between blocks. I'm working with the supplier to find proper sized window straps so we wont need to drill through the frame for install.

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Thermally broken aluminum frame with siegenia hardware. Triple pane glass, tempered, low E coated, argon filled.

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17 Feb 2020 12:16 AM
https://photos.app.goo.gl/C8KeKzWqhFvZ9keU9
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17 Feb 2020 01:11 PM
Look expensive. We went with Fiberglass through InLine out of Toronto and are very happy.

Unless you live next to the factory where they can send someone out directly to work on the tilt-n-turn stuff it looks very hard to repair and keep working over time.....

They are very cool though.
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17 Feb 2020 04:20 PM
Cost isn't terrible, around $40/sf. How much were the Inlines?

I had a tough time getting other companies to quote me. Only 3 suppliers out of probably 8 that I contacted got back to me- one was upvc at $45-65/sf , another had both upvc for $30/sf and aluminum for $57/sf but the customer service was atrocious, to the point where I wanted no part of them, the third is the one I ordered the full window sample from.

To me it looks like the tilt n turn stuff is easily servicable. Hardware is only installed on the perimeter of the sash and on a couple spots on the frame. I think the most difficult part will be removing the sash due to the weight. Hopefully I wont need to do that for a long time.

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18 Sep 2020 02:37 PM
Posted By scapaldo on 17 Feb 2020 04:20 PM
Cost isn't terrible, around $40/sf. How much were the Inlines?

I had a tough time getting other companies to quote me. Only 3 suppliers out of probably 8 that I contacted got back to me- one was upvc at $45-65/sf , another had both upvc for $30/sf and aluminum for $57/sf but the customer service was atrocious, to the point where I wanted no part of them, the third is the one I ordered the full window sample from.

To me it looks like the tilt n turn stuff is easily servicable. Hardware is only installed on the perimeter of the sash and on a couple spots on the frame. I think the most difficult part will be removing the sash due to the weight. Hopefully I wont need to do that for a long time.



Those windows looks very good, especially for 40$ sf. They are reminiscent of Schuco, which I am considering (they also just opened a new plant in Connecticut and will not be produced by third parties anymore). Would you mind to share your manufacturer?
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23 Sep 2020 10:17 PM
Manufacturer is Doorwin. Imported from China
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19 Nov 2020 12:10 AM
I'm pricing things out, do you have a web site for Doorwin or your importer?

Most of my windows will not be operable except when needed for egress, do you have an idea of cost/ft^2 on aluminum frame windows that don't tilt and turn?
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22 Nov 2020 11:49 PM
Its just doorwingroup dot com. Im not sure on pricing for inoperable as all of mine are operable.
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