I am getting ready to install bedroom windows and a patio sliding door. I have done some research on the Milgard Quiet Line
. Our main concerns are:
1. Noise (living near a fire station, living near a intersection, living on a busy street)
2. Our current 2 single pane windows are terribly insulated. The house is freezing or hot.
We first got a quote for the simonton windows with 3/16" glass to do both bedroom windows and patio slider. With the 30% tax credit it came out very reasonable. Less than 2000. but the STC rating is only about a 32.
We then looked into Milgard Quiet Line
which has a STC rating of 41 - 47. These are triple pane windows. There isn't a lot of reviews on these unfortunately that I could find and I would like to find out more about them if anyone has installed these. They only come in windows and do not make doors. It is pricey but with the 30% tax credit, it might be worth it for us especially if we one day decide to sell our place.
We also heard about Milgard's new line of Tuscany windows
who now make triple pane like the Quiet Line. I heard they are priced lower than the Quiet Line. Does anyone know how well these are for sound retention and heat? I assume these also qualify for the 30% tax credit. I don't now what the STC ratings are or what is the difference between the Quiet line vs Tuscany triple pane.
If anyone has any experience with these windows, i would love to get your input. I think at this point we are leaning towards the quiet line or Tuscany windows.
Also which is better the simonton patio sliding doors
or Tuscany double pane patio sliding doors
Thanks in advance