Although in my opinion impact resistant windows are often a better choice than are the alternatives, no code specifically requires impact resistant...
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Okay, now I understand the question. What the insurance company is asking about is the windows DP or design pressure rating. The higher the DP ...
Traffic noise is a low frequency sound, and unfortunately, low frequencies are much harder to attenuate (opposite of amplify) or block than are hig...
What sort of windows do you currently have in your home? Single pane, dual pane? Double hung, casement, fixed? It is possible to do ju...
Can you define "wind-resistant"? Are you asking about windows certified for South Florida conditions or perhaps asking about air infiltration?...
There are a number of reasons for not placing an older artglass or leaded glass panel inside of an IG (dual pane) unit. You are experiencing o...
Personally, I would not even consider replacing those windows. First I would do a good bit of research on window restoration before going too ...
What he is likely referring to as "poured" glass would be more correctly called "cast" glass...however, I can't imagine a circumstance in the 50's ...
Windows, doors, walls are all rated as to their ability to deaden or attenuate sound based on something called STC or Sound Transmission Class. STC...
Okay, now I am wishing there was a way to edit posts after entering them since I inadvertantly posted the last one prior to proof reading. Unf...
Just about any of the major window manufacturers offer impact windows that will meet both of your needs - energy performance and impact resistance....
It may help some, but what about windows and walls? It is very likely that the sound is entering your home through those avenues as well.
Pilkington Optilam Phon is a laminated glass - used primarily for sound control but it is also a nice bit of additional security and safety. The...
Not enough information in your question. If the condensation is on the exterior, then that is normal. If condensation is between the lites, t...
Steph, You replied to the other post about this issue and in so doing you really did answer your own question. If you are concerned enough ab...
Dan, If you have dual pane windows and laminated glass storms on your home and you are having issues with unwanted sound in your home then I wou...
Hi TruBlue, Good answer - I personally am not fond of the STC rating system - I much prefer the OITC. And it is nice to see that folks are star...
Hi Sandra, As a general rule, triple pane may not be the best alternative if your promary concern is sound reduction. In fact, depending on who...
You can't. There is no DIY test available that will tell you if you have gas between the lites.