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by ranman
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What kind of performance do I need?
Replies: 17
Views: 6660

Re: What kind of performance do I need?

No grids.

Made me think though; how much does a screen reduce solar gain? I assume all window ratings are without the screen? We rarely open the windows and usually go straight from heating to cooling (sometimes in the same day!).

Good point about the attic insulation. That's next on my list.
by ranman
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What kind of performance do I need?
Replies: 17
Views: 6660

Re: What kind of performance do I need?

First, I'm glad I could start such a lively debate and I truly appreciate everyone's time and opinions. Yes, I have what I believe are clear glass dual pane windows, circa 1991. The rear of the house faces south (slightly south-west actually). I have a two story with a walkout basement. Two DH windo...
by ranman
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What kind of performance do I need?
Replies: 17
Views: 6660

Re: What kind of performance do I need?

Thanks for the feedback. I've got two estimates scheduled for Thursday from local Soft-Lite dealers. It appears the Imperial LS dual-pane with Super Spacer (u-factor=.27, SHGC=.28, VT=.51) would be a good fit, or should I consider one of the other glass options from Soft-Lite? I think one of the tri...
by ranman
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: What kind of performance do I need?
Replies: 17
Views: 6660

What kind of performance do I need?

I'm still shopping for windows, but I'm wondering about the various glass packages. I live in Dayton OH where we have many more heating days than cooling days. But my wife and I like a cool house, so we run the AC more than most. We have a total of 20 windows, but 12 of them have direct southern exp...
by ranman
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Price sanity check
Replies: 1
Views: 1294

Price sanity check

Hello, I'd like to replace the windows in my home. I currently have aluminum clad wood windows but am looking at vinyl replacement units. I got a quote for Sunrise windows; not sure of the line, but I'm sure they are not Restorations. Price for 20 windows was $17,372. That was with the base glass pa...