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11-16-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Oberon

XSleeper, I should have mentioned Heat Mirror...

XSleeper, I should have mentioned Heat Mirror upfront but I was thinking a homeowner might know the window company more than the product name. I should have said both.

Thanks for the follow up on...
11-16-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Oberon

larasowa, My questions were because of what...

larasowa,

My questions were because of what appears to be crystallization below the crack in the photo that you sent.

Pictures can sometimes leave room for doubt and misinterpretation when used...
11-15-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Oberon

Or alternatively were they made by Alpen or...

Or alternatively were they made by Alpen or Serious Windows?

I am asking because you might have a warranty claim.
11-14-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Oberon

larasowa, Can I ask where your home is...

larasowa,

Can I ask where your home is located? Any chance that you have impact (hurricane) windows?

thanks
10-21-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,999
Posted By Oberon

MichealChang, As RhainyC pointed out certain...

MichealChang,

As RhainyC pointed out certain breeds are simply not appropriate for first time dog owners. That your friend's first dog is a Pit that they acquired as a puppy and it's working out...
10-20-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,999
Posted By Oberon

Michael, How experienced a dog owner is your...

Michael,

How experienced a dog owner is your daughter? Your questions and concerns make me wonder if you (and she) aren't very comfortable around bigger dogs, but I could be wrong.

Some dog...
08-30-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Oberon

Rimael, You are very welcome. I hope it all...

Rimael,

You are very welcome. I hope it all works out well for you.
08-29-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Oberon

Rimael, you're welcome and I am glad that my...

Rimael, you're welcome and I am glad that my comments helped.

I am really curious about the window company that you are talking with, and even more so about the window rep. Honestly I am floored...
08-28-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Oberon

And I bet that by "weatherstripping" they were...

And I bet that by "weatherstripping" they were probably trying to describe the vinyl glazing boot that would be used to glaze (surround) the glass edge.

That was my thought as well
08-28-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Oberon

Good morning rimael, Although probably...

Good morning rimael,

Although probably overkill, I am going to address several of the different points that the window rep made because frankly it appears that either the rep or the company...
08-26-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Oberon

There are more than a few places online that...

There are more than a few places online that recommend laminated glass for "improved energy performance", including some window companies on their websites, so perhaps that is what they are thinking?...
08-26-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Oberon

You would never notice a difference visually...

You would never notice a difference visually between laminated and single pane glass, but like you and XSleeper I am also puzzled why they suggested it in your application.

If you were concerned...
03-04-15, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,161
Posted By Oberon

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These are a couple of edge pictures of a piece of broken tempered glass.

That bit of haze in the center of the sample is the remainder of the tension layer after the glass has...
03-02-14, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Oberon

I think that XSleeper made some really good...

I think that XSleeper made some really good points in his reply. I would be really curious to see if the breaks occurred right on top of glazing points.

Based on your picture, it simply isn't...
02-28-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Oberon

Those don't appear to be thermal breaks, but like...

Those don't appear to be thermal breaks, but like XSleeper noted it is difficult to tell much from the picture.
02-28-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,759
Posted By Oberon

Okay, that does make sense then. And you are...

Okay, that does make sense then.

And you are welcome.
02-25-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,759
Posted By Oberon

Thanks Gunguy, I do lurk, so I am not...

Thanks Gunguy,

I do lurk, so I am not usually far away.

Have a good one!
02-23-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,759
Posted By Oberon

The 1984 listed in the tempering stamp actually...

The 1984 listed in the tempering stamp actually refers to the edition of ANSI Z97.1 rather than date of manufacture of the windows. ANSI Z97.1, along with (CPSC) 16CFR1201, are national standards...
01-26-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Oberon

Perry, What you are describing is called...

Perry,

What you are describing is called "Heat Mirror". It is a technology that was originally developed at MIT in the 1970's so it has been around for quite a while.

Sputtered LowE coatings...
01-09-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By Oberon

buffbeanchi, Do you generally keep the...

buffbeanchi,

Do you generally keep the blinds on that window open or closed?

You have a lot of condensation on those windows indicating that the glass/sash is well below the dew point...
01-05-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,083
Posted By Oberon

+1 to XSleeper's comment.

+1 to XSleeper's comment.
12-08-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By Oberon

Good morning Lars, You might consider adding...

Good morning Lars,

You might consider adding a sheet of Plexiglas (acrylic) as an internal "storm window".

An acrylic sheet has a little bit better insulating value than does glass although the...
11-23-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,211
Posted By Oberon

Good pics. Your windows look European, or at...

Good pics.

Your windows look European, or at least Euro extrusions. Can I ask who is the manufacturer? Are they tilt/turn?

Also, does the dual window come from the manufacturer or was this a...
11-04-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,647
Posted By Oberon

Agreed. Triple pane windows do not necessarily...

Agreed. Triple pane windows do not necessarily out perform dual pane windows in sound blocking.

If the triple pane and dual pane both use the same thickness glass and have the same airspace...
03-11-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,100
Posted By Oberon

jingelbelle, As always, XSleeper's reply is...

jingelbelle,

As always, XSleeper's reply is right on the money, but after looking at your pictures I have a couple questions and thoughts.

First, when you say seals failed and condensation, are...
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