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Old 02-17-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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garden window question

I would like to install a garden window (greenhouse window). Does anyone know who makes the best one? Has anyone had any troubles with these? Should I get low e coating or does that filter out the UV that the plants need?


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I have the same questions! Anyone out there that can advise? Thanx!!


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It may not be a case of which is best. There are few manufacturers still making them, they were plagued with problems. Keeping them leak free was a major problem. The few still around are likely not worth buying.
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DON'T DO IT!! You WILL be sorry. I have one in a house I own in southern Maryland, and also installed one a few years ago in another house I owned at the time. Both leaked and were/are very drafty. They are also single-pane glass so are not energy efficient at all. If I weren't selling the MD house I'd tear the thing out.
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I used to install them for window world and the way theirs was constructed was quite different from others I have removed. Instead of attaching to the house they have an integrated oak/birch jamb extension that slides into the wall, flush to the sheetrock on the inside. This eliminates draft, and greatly reduces the chance for leaks, especially if installed on a house with brick. They are custom made to fit the opening. Some I installed had low-e (and double paned) but I don't know if this affects the growth of the plants or not. I know that they were very expensive. I think they ran between $1700-1900 dollars. I don't know what they run these days.
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