How to install one way glass for exerior.

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Old 10-14-14, 04:02 AM
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Question How to install one way glass for exterior.

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I am planning to install one way glass on the exterior windows of my home primarily to reduce some of the heat entering.

The guy who is contracted to carry out the work suggested to install the windows with the mirror finish on the inside so as to prevent outside birds from pecking at their reflection on the window.

Will the orientation of the mirror surface effect the heat reflective property of the window?
 

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Old 10-14-14, 05:08 AM
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Is it common for birds in your area to peck at the glass??????
 
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Old 10-14-14, 05:28 AM
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Installing them that way would allow others to see into your home and you not to be able to see out.

I'd look for a different contractor.
 
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I once worked on a new house being built where they installed the 2 way glass per the homeowner's orders. They had to replace them with different glass [tinted] in short order! I was almost blinded on my 1st trip to that house, it was toward the end of the day and the low sun reflected off of the windows so bad you could barely negotiate the driveway!
 
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What's wrong with low-e glass?
 
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Old 10-14-14, 07:54 AM
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OP is from India, so availability may be a problem, bur LoE is the way to go.
 
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Old 10-14-14, 08:20 AM
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LoE and or tinted film would be much cheaper than replacing glass, unless it's new construction.
 
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It is a new construction, I am living in a apartment on the second floor and I want to close off one of my gallery with sliding windows.
 
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