Where are commercially available VIG windows? Are they vaporware?
When I first read about vacuum-insulated glazing (VIG) several years ago, I got really excited; R-10+ windows!! I've been checking every couple of months since to see if they were commercially available and they STILL don't appear to be.
I've got my 100+ year old home almost up to passive house standards with air sealing/insulation. The foreclosed-upon house flippers that we bought our home from installed the cheapest builders grade dual pane windows they could. These are the weakest link in our home's energy efficency.
Our 9 month old son's room is south facing with 2 giant 4x5 windows. Before it was his it was dubbed the solar room. This morning in Northern Illinois it was -6*F with -20*F wind chill and they were totally covered in frost inside (They are behind cellular shades and thermal drapes so the glass is even colder).
I really want/need to do something about our windows but don't want to until VIG windows are availalbe. I'm only 33 and we plan on living in this house until way late in life so we want to do them right.
Are vacuum insulated glass windows going to be comercially available soon, preferably wide spread? I figure someone here will know.
Thanks and sorry about the rantishness!
Posted Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:27
Edited Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:35
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