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is low-e & foam filled really worth the extra cost in a pola

#1 Post by duk748 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:37 pm

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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#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:43 pm

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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#3 Post by HomeSealed » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:16 pm

+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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#4 Post by masterext » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:23 am

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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#5 Post by Window4U (IL) » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:42 am

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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#6 Post by Windows on Washington » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:07 am

Say again..

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#7 Post by Window4U (IL) » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:22 pm

Window4U (IL) wrote: It also helps (a little) in blocking sound.
Windows on Washington wrote:Say again..

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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