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Spacer cost

#1 Post by hollatom » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:01 pm

I was just wondering the relative cost of spacer upgrade vs coating upgrade. I have a quote for Milgard windows with edgegard spacers and low e2 coating. If I wanted to get the U value to .3 to qualify for local energy rebates, which would be a cheaper way to get there Edgegardmaxx or suncoatmaxx?

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Re: Spacer cost

#2 Post by HomeSealed » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:35 pm

That could really vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, company to company. Best thing to do would be to ask the actual cost difference from the option that you are considering

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Re: Spacer cost

#3 Post by hollatom » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:26 pm

Whoops. I realized i put this topic in a wrong location.

This is for Milgard windows. I've had a bit of an issue dealing with the salesmen to get the correct specs for the windows I want so I don't exactly trust him. He gave me a quote for basic windows. Then a quote for the same windows with the suncoatmaxx low e 3 on them. What I really want is the spacer instead of the low e 3. He is going to get back to me but I just thought I would ask the opinion of the group on whether the edgegardmaxx spacer would be more or less than the low e 3 quote.

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Re: Spacer cost

#4 Post by Windows on Washington » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:19 am

Tom,

Also depends on your climate to be honest. While a 3 coat Low-e might get you to the same end (i.e. U-Factor 0.30 or below), the fact is that is might be the "wrong" coating for your climate.

Where is the home located?

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