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Question DetailsAsked on 6/8/2011

Best windows to block the heat

We have recently moved to Florida and our front windows face southwest. We have no shade trees in the front yard, so we are expecting the front rooms to get really hot this summer. The previous owners had some seal leaks in the windows so we have condensation between the panes. We plan to replace the glass but I am getting conflicting advice regarding what glass to get. Should I get Low-E glass and rely on it to block the IR heat waves, or get clear glass and have an IR-reflective film applied? Which will give me the best results for blocking heat? I am also concerned that the window glass companies say that adding a film to their windows voids their warranty and the film can cause problems down the road. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Roger, we talked to several experts. Here are their suggestions:

Answered 9 years ago by Angie's List


Whatever type window you have, single or dual pane, clear or low-e, the right window film can greatly improve the overall performance and protection.

Answered 9 years ago by Sun Control

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