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Sunroom Window - Heat Loss in Winter Heat Gain in Summer

Sunroom Window - Heat Loss in Winter Heat Gain in Summer


Old 02-13-04, 08:53 PM
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Sunroom Window - Heat Loss in Winter Heat Gain in Summer

I have a sunroom (14' x 24') made up of 6 sets of patio doors. What can I put on the windows to keep the heat in the room in the winter and keep the sun out in the summer. It already is getting hot in there in the day time.

Window film will invalidate my window warrenty so that's not an option.

Does anyone have any suggestions what I should do?

Thank you, in advance, for any suggestions.
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Old 02-15-04, 11:36 PM
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First, welcome to DoItYourself.com.

Whatever you do to reduce the heat gain/loss through those sliders isn't going to be cheap.

My first suggestion would be to replace the glass IG units in the sliders with IG units that have Low-E or Low-E squared glass. (i'm assuming that they are glazed with dual pane glass.) You are looking at probably $100 per pane, or about $1200 for 6 sliders. (And that's if you DIY!!)

Providing shade for the sliders will reduce the heat gain in the summer -- but it won't do a thing for the heat loss in the winter.
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