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deck hand 09-11-2009 09:45 PM

Glass block windows
 
Hey I called the IRS and asked if Glass Block Windows qualify for the insulating and window tax credit for 2009 / 2010 They had no idea ?
Anyone ever tried to use this towards the $ 1500.00 tax credit
deck hand

Termite 09-12-2009 12:13 AM

I cannot imagine they would. There's nothing energy efficient about glass blocks...Nothing at all. Aside from aesthetics, I wouldn't think they'd be considered an energy-related upgrade. They're not argon filled, they're not low-E, they're horribly good at transfer of heat/cold, etc......

deck hand 09-13-2009 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by thekctermite (Post 326724)
I cannot imagine they would. There's nothing energy efficient about glass blocks...Nothing at all. Aside from aesthetics, I wouldn't think they'd be considered an energy-related upgrade. They're not argon filled, they're not low-E, they're horribly good at transfer of heat/cold, etc......

Are you saying these windows are not good for stopping cold air,
I have the old wood basement windows 25" X 35" no storms this home is 110 years old. I have figured them for some type of warmth! over the old type.
My new Pella windows feel cold to the touch ?


Deck hand


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