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jjohnston 10-31-2012 03:51 PM

shrink wrap for new windows?
 
My house was built in 2010 so my windows are pretty new. They are double pane, Low E glass, with argon (I think) between the panels. They are sliding windows. Would there be any advantage to putting up the shrink wrap? I wasn't sure if I would have an improvement or not since my windows are new, but sliding windows I know aren't always the most efficient either.

My parents have older windows and they notice a big difference when they use vs when they don't.

I live in Minnesota, so it gets fairly cold outside.

nealtw 10-31-2012 04:23 PM

You're best window may give you r value of 5 or 6 and then you may have air leaks thru the slider system. You would probibly notice the difference.

s4s4u 12-02-2012 05:10 PM

It would add one additional airspace, and every airspace will increase the r-value. I believe it would lower your heating cost.


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