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The best way to overcome this is to re-wash the windows with an entirely different technique. Get yourself some microfiber cleaning cloths and a silicone edge squeegee. Get a plastic bucket with some warm to hot water. Add some general purpose cleaning soap. I like to use Fabuloso from Costco as it is cost effective and works well. Wash down a window ...


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The transmission is mostly what you care about for heating. In a cooling environment, you can reflect 90% of sunlight, and the room will still be bright. Sunlight is thousands of times brighter than room lighting. It gets trickier if you are in a net heating environment, but you have hot summers. Now you have to strike a balance between too much incoming ...


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May be there by sheer force of personality. Get a set of suction cup handles used for moving glass. Attach to glass and try moving it.


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Each manufacturer publishes ratings for their products. You’ll want to compare: Visible light reflected Visible light transmitted (that’s transmitted from exterior to interior) Total solar energy rejected (this will be a %) Solar heat gain coefficient U value Solar heat rejected (this will be a %) Comparing these ratings will tell you their performance, ...


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Had hazy marks from lead flashing on conservatory roof. I thought I'd try 'Silvo' which is non-abrasive and used for cleaning fine silver. Success!! The marks came off a treat with really minimal rubbing with a soft cloth moistened with the product. Crystal clear glass after


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The glass is usually adhered very strongly to the seal. Any modifications to allow venting or convert it to single pane will cut its effective R-value down to that of a single pane window. If you know the brand of the window, you can order a replacement pane - I paid around $85 to replace one of mine a couple years back. It's not cheap, but probably worth ...


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I have done it accidentally. It is a full length window in a porch door, so the double glass is not essential. Apparently a leaf blower blew something into it and broke the outer glass ; I discovered it after cleaning the yard. As a door it is safety glass it broke into tiny pieces. When I saw the small hole I put tape on the rest of the glass so that tiny ...


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I have successfully and very gingerly broken the interior side of a double pane window and removed the shards and chips with pliers and fingers--again, gingerly. The stain/fog inside had made them look unattractive and blurred the view. I hit carefully with a hammer in a lower corner, and started pulling from there. However, the inside of the outer pane--...


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Get some 1x4. I'd go with primed fingerboard pine. Cut to size and install against the metal frame of the new window. Caulk, Paint. I've installed windows and then completely hidden the window frame with interior trim such that you only see the trim I installed and the glass. The frame that holds the glass is hidden with the trim that butts up against ...


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That's probably just several layers of paint or paint plus a specialty undercoating for trim. Chip it off, ensure there's no mold, remove any rot using a wood chisel, patch with a good quality wood filler, sand to 100grit or better, seal with a good primer/sealer, and repaint. If you find mold it's probably easier to just replace the sill, bleach and most ...


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