Just thinking about it,couldnt find any old posts or websites. But Say
you cut a pane of glass made a 1/2inch plastic spacer glue it onto top
of a single pane window.
Hard question but, would be About how much would this help the
Would it turn a r1 window into say r2? Or would it be so little it
wouldnt Even pay for the pane over the long run :)
Just a idea :) Thanks for the help
It would help. How well it would work would depend on the job you did.
Real such windows have very dry clean air between the windows with seals
designed not to leak for many years. From that start they add additional
improvements. You are not likely to be able to come close to the basic
window on your own.
Considering you can buy dual pane glass made to size for not all that
much money, trying to do it yourself is not generally a good idea.
if you are looking for something to keep the heat from the sun hitting
the glass/window and then heating up the house??? try Solar screens.. i
got the stuff at home depot and used it and its great.. with it you can
go inside and put your hand on the window and not feel the heat of the
sun hitting the glass.. this makes the room a little cooler... it
On 16 May 2004 02:07:47 -0700, email@example.com (chad) wrote:
Probably not much. A half inch is a significant space in terms of
convection currents being able to transfer heat from one side to the
other. You also can't use an inert gas to fill the space, so you're
left with good old air.
Wouldn't pay, and will tick you off when the moisture trapped between
Buy a double glazed pane or sash, or even replace the window. Storm
windows, proper weather stripping and so on would be far more
productive in terms of expenditure.
Thank you everyone for your help :)
Think im oging to give it a shot on some of my smaller kind of useless
windows. down in the basement. Then buy some good new windows for
other places. Then maybe the solarscreens type films. on the other
single panes :)
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