Good replacement Glass?
Most of my casement windows are fogged. When I added a room to the front of the house 3 years ago I got a Jeld Wen casement with the neat glass and Low E on surfaces 2 and 3, easy as pie, just called the local Jeld Wed supplier. Now that I need to replace the glass in most of the other windows all the local people tell me that unless I want a case of it they won't be able to get any kind of "easy clean" glass.
Well I've about given up on that but still want the best glass I can get for my situation.
The house is in Richmond Va, faces just west of south 23* SSW. I have a group of 5 windows, in front, which I plan to put and awning over for summer time heat and light reduction. With the exception of 2 windows that face WNW all the others face NNE.
I would like to get a Low E glass that will allow good passive solar gain in the front when the awning is retracted but be able to keep as much heat in as possible. What glass would be recommended for this?
Current glass is 3/32" thick with a 5/8" panel thickness and the gaskets, in front, are in bad shape. One guy suggested replacement windows because of the gaskets. When I asked about caulking around the edge he said it would be messy then proceeded to measure for new glass and tell me how to prep for caulk and what kind to get and that I would only need to do the bottoms.
The glass people just say what ever Low E they can get the best buy on but lack details. When pushed I'm hearing the possibility of Comfort E or Sungate 500 as an upgrade at $40 to $58 per window, over their normal price.
Your suggestions are welcomed.
Is it worth it to get surfaces 2 and 3 on the front windows low E coated?
Anybody think Sungate 500 is an upgrade to anything other than plain insulated glass?