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by mulchie
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco
Replies: 14
Views: 6806

Re: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco

I hear you on Schuco. Too big an investment to take a risk of this scope.
Wowash.. if you want to share some thoughts you can reach me at cmanego2020 on yahoo dot
That might be less cumbersome. I appreciate your advice here. But yes, we are too far out of your zone.
by mulchie
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco
Replies: 14
Views: 6806

Re: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco

Thanks WoWash (my old home town!). I agree regarding the cost of shipping from Europe and would like to hear your advice on US and Canadian suppliers who are reliable and can deliver a particularly good product. I think we are far out of your dealership's range, though and I don't want to waste your...
by mulchie
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco
Replies: 14
Views: 6806

Re: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco

If I was to look at an import I would consider something closer, InLine Fiberglass. I have been involved using them on a couple of passive solar houses. A Boston-based group named YADO-DSI is importing them, I believe. I think the risky part here is the question of warranty issues and dealing with ...
by mulchie
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco
Replies: 14
Views: 6806

Re: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco

HomeSealed wrote:I don't believe that Schuco is available in the US anymore.
+1 to WoW's comments.
Yes, they are shipping from Germany via a new group of dealers I think.
by mulchie
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco
Replies: 14
Views: 6806

Re: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco

What type of numbers are you looking to get to? You can get to a U-Factor of 0.17 with argon in some units that are out there and lower with krypton. There are 5 layer glass systems that will get you near a U-Factor of 0.10 but they will usually be extremely expensive and likely not worth the addit...
by mulchie
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco
Replies: 14
Views: 6806

Re: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco

What material? pvc, upvc, clad wood, fiberglass Style? DH, tilt n turn, casement For cost, we're looking at PVC tilt and turn. Casement. Also considering Bieber, but I don't think we distribute what we need in the US. And they are likely prohibitively expensive. Fiberglass perhaps provides a less b...
by mulchie
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco
Replies: 14
Views: 6806

Best triple pane -- 2013 Intus... Schuco

Hi, all: I haven't been able to find a search option here so I may be retracing old ground. We are doing a new build and looking for a very high insulation value window. Schuco and Intus are our first choices now. I am curious for any feedback from installers and users. Thank you.
(Vermont - zone 4b)