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Old 08-13-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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Double-paned window glass replacement


I want to replace a fogged up double-paned window (just the glass, not the frame). 3 different glass shops gave me these quotes: $600, $540, $300.

That last one is obviously significantly lower. Any ideas where the difference might come from? They provide a 10-year warranty.

They said that there are no real brands of window glass, "glass is glass", and they use a local supplier that does nothing but double-paned windows. Seems plausible to me, but I'm not in the construction business.

Any advice is appreciated. Just wondering why they might be so much cheaper.

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what size glass is it, sounds as tho its got some size to it.

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Old 08-14-2008, 12:30 PM   #3
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what size glass is it, sounds as tho its got some size to it.
It is 48W x 57H
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that's a decent size piece of glass. A good glass with metal spacer bar should be around the 500.00 range tempered. something from a locale window company with a black swiggle seal is priced in the 300.00 range.you must take into consideration that prices are different from state to state.
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There was a long discussion on anti fogging versus replacing the panes in another forum. One poster was able to unfog an insulated window himself by drilling small holes in two opposite corners on the inside. You loose a bit of the features (argon filled in some fancy windows) but you don't have that anyway if your window is fogged. You can also replace the glass yourself...
Did just that and documented it here (listen to the podcast and read the article)
http://www.handyguyspodcast.com/32/e...7-broken-glass
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that's a decent size piece of glass. A good glass with metal spacer bar should be around the 500.00 range tempered. something from a locale window company with a black swiggle seal is priced in the 300.00 range.you must take into consideration that prices are different from state to state.
Thanks for your answer. What would be the advantages of a metal spacer vs "black swiggle seal" (btw, is that just rubber?) I need to look at what we have right now I guess. This window is less than 1/3 of total window length on that wall, so it probably makes sense to use the same type as the rest of them.

And what do you consider "good glass" vs "so-so glass"? Just trying to understand this stuff before I spend the money, so really appreciate any help.

Thanks so much!

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