Milgard SunCoatMax (tint?) too dark? VLT? Triple glaze?
Has anyone installed a window with a "tint" like Milgard's SunCoatMax? I'm concerned it's too dark. I like bright, natural light, but this coating is supposed to help reduce fading (though I've lived here 8 years and haven't noticed the wood floor, paint, or furniture fading). The windows don't qualify for the tax credit if I don't get SunCoatMax, so it evens out.
It doesn't cost much extra. One 42x46 picture window costs $420. SunCoatMax adds $38. Triple glaze costs $33. He said triple glaze means triple pane, which I thought would be 100s of dollars more, but it's cheap. Does that price $33 sound right for a 3rd pane?