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Building Materials / Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
« Last post by Jake on October 13, 2017, 08:08:28 AM »
Vinyls probably your only choice. I would recommend OSI spray foam with there gun. By me if you buy a case of spray foam they give you the gun free. But I would run around and do all the air sealing I could. Obviously use it for the windows as well.
Building Materials / Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
« Last post by Tope1976 on October 13, 2017, 04:47:11 AM »
Thank you for your suggestion.
My budget for remodeling the complete house is around $18,000, not more than that.
Building Materials / Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
« Last post by Jake on October 12, 2017, 04:31:16 PM »
What kind of budget are you on? Windows can be extremely expensive, especially when you start looking at triple plane glass. But even the most energy efficient windows are only about R6.5. A much cheaper solution is insulated storm windows. I did vinyl replacement windows in my house, and there fine. However if this was any sort of forever house I would just replace the whole assembly. Depending on what I found I would probably reflash, reinstall a new pan under all the windows as well. I would look at Marvin, maybe Anderson, there's a new guy by us called sierra pacific, there supposed to be very well made.
I think it makes total sense! We are gonna do it!  Thanks!
Building Materials / Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
« Last post by Tope1976 on October 11, 2017, 11:35:38 PM »
Hey. I have plans to remodel my home in Toronto. I am thinking of giving a cottage style to it. I am looking for contemporary designs for doors and windows. But I am a bit concerned about few things like energy efficiency and it should be sound proof. A friend of mine says replacement vinyl window installation would be a perfect choice in my case. What do you think? Do you have any other better options? If so, could you please share your thoughts?
Twice I've gotten my hopes up purchasing one of your pro tape measures, and twice I've been disappointed. You come so close! Can you please make a flatback standard-reverse tape measure. That would be the absolute perfect tape measure for woodworkers. The non-curved matte finish blade of the Flatback tape measure is great in the shop where low contrast backgrounds and glare from bright lights are everywhere. It makes reading the rule and marking off your measurements on the work piece flawless. My problem is, I have the Flatback story pole which only has the rule on one edge of the blade. Extremely frustrating when I need to mark measurements below the blade. I then purchased the Old Standby model (which has markings on both edges of the blade) only to discover that it doesn't have the fractions printed on the blade like the story pole model does. Having those fractions makes reading the rule much easier in any light. But the absolute best feature is on your standard-reverse tape measure. It reads in both directions AND has fractions, but doesn't come in a flat back version.

90% of my tape measure use is for laying out and marking parts for building furniture and other woodworking projects. The features on your line of ProCarpenter tape measure come the closest to being useful in a woodworking shop (I love the fixed hook on the end of the flatback blades making their measurements always accurate), but alas you don't make a 16 foot, standard-reverse flatback model. That would be the perfect shop tape measure.

And by the way, thanks for asking. Not many manufacturers actually 'ask' for what we want.
Ask FastCap / Re: Home Renovation Tips
« Last post by FastCap on September 21, 2017, 08:47:51 AM »
If you decide on tile, check out our Tile Boss. Folks find it great for marking and cutting difficult angles.
Ask FastCap / Re: Home Renovation Tips
« Last post by Jake on September 21, 2017, 05:48:01 AM »
Just take your time, and work safe. Keep the site well lit and clean.
Good luck
Ask FastCap / Home Renovation Tips
« Last post by emmaemily on September 20, 2017, 11:19:27 PM »
My friend requires some tips for home renovation. I suggested some if you guys have any new ideas for home renovation please share it. Especially for flooring and bathroom renovations.
Ask FastCap / Re: Flooring Trends
« Last post by emmaemily on September 20, 2017, 11:17:51 PM »
I would get on instagram, look for high end builders in your area. See what there doing. But there's some really cool stuff out there. Here's one from NS builders

Thanks mate!
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