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 Post subject: is low-e & foam filled really worth the extra cost in a pola
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:37 pm 

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hello again - i have finally found 3 companies in akron who install polaris windows - the 2nd is due out on thursday & i have just one small question - is the low-e glass & foam filled frame options really worth the price? - any opinions or help would be greatly appreciated - thank you


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 Post subject: Re: is low-e & foam filled really worth the extra cost in a pola
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Low-e should be a standard in every window you look at.

Foam is an okay option but it depends on the price for the upgrade. Some windows it makes a decent difference, others it does not. Look at the comparative and figure out what makes sense for you.


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 Post subject: Re: is low-e & foam filled really worth the extra cost in a pola
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:16 pm 
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+1. Low E is automatic. The type of low-e used can be dependent on multiple factors including the region that you live and the orientation of your home. As WOW said, the foam is certainly not the "end-all, be-all", whether or not it is a wise investment depends on the price and the effect that it has on the U-value.


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 Post subject: Re: is low-e & foam filled really worth the extra cost in a pola
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lowE -argon is a must.
foam filling is something i tend to endorse. it will add some r-value to the frame . however, i also like the added rigidity rendered by foam.


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 Post subject: Re: is low-e & foam filled really worth the extra cost in a pola
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:42 am 
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masterext wrote:
lowE -argon is a must.
foam filling is something i tend to endorse. it will add some r-value to the frame . however, i also like the added rigidity rendered by foam.



It also helps (a little) in blocking sound.


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 Post subject: Re: is low-e & foam filled really worth the extra cost in a pola
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:07 am 
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Say again..


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 Post subject: Re: is low-e & foam filled really worth the extra cost in a pola
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:22 pm 
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Window4U (IL) wrote:
It also helps (a little) in blocking sound.


Windows on Washington wrote:
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It also helps (a little) in blocking sound.


So does minimal expanding foam around the windows. I noticed right way after using fiberglass for the first 25 years. The street noise coming around the windows was eliminated after the window was foamed.


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