Lifecycle Cost Difference Between Single-Pane and Double-Pane Windows
our house will have a wall of windows- south facing.
the goal is to put in site-built single pane fixed windows with very high shgc and visibility.
Ive seen houses with 40 yr old single pane windows.
My consultant thinks the energy hit is too great, even though Ive told him there will be movable insulation behind the windows. he thinks that double pane windows, even if they have to be replaced every 20 years due to fogging, is cheaper in the long run.
what say you?
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