Identifying low-e windows

October 18, 2006

Hi all,

I bought my house in May of this year and it was advertised as having low-E windows, and most of the windows are, indeed new vinyl types. But how do I know if they are in fact, the Low-E types? There's no labelling to that effect, but the master bedroom window for example does an amazing job of soundproofing - my neighbour's diesel truck, which he has a habit of warming up at ridiculous hours, becomes almost silent when I close the window, however, the bathroom window, also new, does develop condensation quite easily.

Ironically, the only windows in the house with any sort of energy smart type stickers are the last two older/original wooden double-glazed windows which are anything BUT energy-efficient, you can certainly feel the draught around them. I have been considering replacing them myself, I'm a reasonable handyperson but figure financially and climate-wise, I may have to wait 'til spring...

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