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Old 08-31-2017, 07:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Even though I currently live in an apartment, and finding suitable double-paned windows for it is not so easy back here, it's something I do consider to use whenever I move to a house. Other energy-saving features would also not be out-of-question.
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Sorry I did not post this earlier, but I think that for some applications, glass brick make sense. What is the R-value?

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The R-value for Premiere Series glass block is 1.96, which is more than twice the value for flat 1/8" sheet glass windows or roughly equivalent to a double pane thermal window. The ThinlineT Series R-values are slightly lower at 1.75.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Plus which it's structural. Offsetting that it would cost more, I suspect, than double-pane glass.
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The problem with glass brick is that it won't open like a regular window would. But anyway, considering that it would provide enough luminosity and allow the use of smaller windows, might offset the cost.

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