When I first moved in back in 2001 my townhouse was hot and noisy. Living next to a busy street I was woken up by car noise in the morning and my binge movie watching was occasionally interrupted by sirens. When I got home from work I was greeted by an inferno as my glass patio door was west facing. After doing research I decided to replace the crappy single pane glass doors and windows with new energy efficient dual pane low E glass. I got quotes from a few companies and settled on Advanced Window Contractors as the owner Carl gave me a real good price and he was a nice smart guy I thought I could work with. Carl gave me some options and I settled on getting Milgard doors and windows as there was a lifetime warranty and they had laminated glass that was suppose to reduce noise above what regular dual pane windows would.
Back to the living room inferno. The low E glass has made it much cooler but it still gets hot. I put up a big patio umbrella to shade the patio door and that made it a bit cooler. Then I put up a 2nd patio umbrella so that 80% of the sun is now blocked. It’s not hot now. I notice they have a new improved low E glass formulation called low E3. I’d get that if I moved into a new place with single pane glass.
PO Box 2907
Valley Center, CA 92082