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Old 05-10-2013, 08:27 AM   #1
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Window low e question.


My wife and I are concerned about our recently installed vinyl windows, triple pane, and low e. When my wife put her hand on the top pane of the window (at sunrise in the morning with sun up and window facing sun) it was very warm. The bottom pane was comfortably warm to the touch. We are concerned the low e film was put on the wrong pane of the triple pane section of the top pane. Any thoughts?

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It is possible that the Low-e or the glass pack was set improperly.

Where is the home located?

The likely scenario is that the glass was flipped and the middle pane has the Low-e on surface 3 vs surface 4.

There is an old trick where you hold a match up to the window in the dark of night and you can count the reflections.

  • Hold a match close to the glass
  • You should see 1 reflection for each layer of glass (i.e. 3)
  • You will see 1 less bright reflection for each surface of Low-e
  • What surface the Low-e is on can be determined by the proximity of the Low-e reflection to the glass reflection
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Thanks for the advice. I will try this and see what happens.
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