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Joined: Jun 24 2003

Some of our clerestory windows in the living room have been replaced with plexiglass. Any suggestions of what to replace with... dual pane... metal or wood frame or just the glass and use the wood stops? Any suggestions of a contractor?

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

OK this may sound stupid but can is it possile to get sealed double pane windows in custom shapes, and would they have to have their own frame or could you put them into their existing wooden frame? and is it a reasonable cost over just 2 single panes of glass?

By the way Jenny do you mean clerestory windows?

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Joined: Apr 29 2003

Clerestory windows are the smaller windows just under the roofline of the house. Depending on the style of home you have they could be simple rectangles or like ours, they could all be triangle shaped. You can get dual pane for these windows, but they are custom of course and won't be cheap. As far as I know, they'll be in their own frame, but they still need the wood framing around them to hold them in place. I don't know how much you'd benifit from having dual pane in those windows though. Getting a single pane would be the most economical replacement.

Jenn Gray

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Joined: Mar 25 2003

You should be able to get dual panes in pretty much the same configuration as the original single pane. This can then be set into opening and held in place by wood frames similar to the original. If you face West or South, get low E.

mdo
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Joined: Jun 12 2003

Jenny,
which area are you is your eichler. I know of an eichler contractor in the south bay that does these things.
MDO

mdo

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Joined: Jun 24 2003

I am located in the East Bay (Castro Valley). Who is the South Bay area contractor...maybe they would be willing to come to the East Bay. Thanks.
Jenny

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