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All About Glazing Options

You’ve chosen a window manufacturer, you’ve selected the frame material, and you’ve decided on casements rather than double-hungs. But how do you specify glazing?

Posted on Dec 3 2010 by Martin Holladay

UPDATED on May 5, 2016

Everybody has an opinion on windows, and there’s a lot to talk about. Which frame material do you prefer: wood or fiberglass? Do you like double-hungs, sliders, or casements? Who provides better warranty service, Marvin or Pella?

Window selection is a complicated topic, so I'll approach the issue in small bites. In this article I’ll focus on glazingWhen referring to windows or doors, the transparent or translucent layer that transmits light. High-performance glazing may include multiple layers of glass or plastic, low-e coatings, and low-conductivity gas fill..


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High-Solar-Gain Glazing

Cold-climate glazing is surprisingly hard to find

Posted on Jul 31 2009 by Martin Holladay

Homeowners can now receive a federal tax credit for 30% of the cost of new energy-efficient windows. The credit was authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signed by President Obama in February.


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