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Re: [Spam] [hreg] Re: economic, energy efficient doors

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  • Roy Holder
    you can oeder it without the glass and have a local glass company make and install the low e glass you want ... Roy Holder, AIA L.M. Holder III, FAIA
    Message 1 of 13 , Jul 15, 2011
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      you can oeder it without the glass and have a local glass company make and
      install the low e glass you want


      At 06:48 PM 7/15/2011 -0000, you wrote:
      > Thanks to each of you for
      >
      >
      >
      >youruggestions!
      >
      >"" in the retail/millworks department and
      >though
      >they
      >do offer a good
      >selection of custom doors for very reonable
      >prices,
      >he
      >said they don't
      >offer anything in the way of energy effiency,
      >do
      >gas
      >filled of high-E
      >glazing, but just standard two-paned
      >regular
      >glazed
      >glass, so I'm still
      >searching.
      >
      > ---
      >In
      >hreg@yahoogroups.com<>
      >wrote:
      >>
      >> Thanks for the tip Eileen, is
      >Bison on
      >the web?
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >________________________________
      >><>
      >>
      >To:
      >hreg@yahoogroups.com
      >> Sent:
      >Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:07 PM
      >>
      >Subject:
      >Re: [Spam] [hreg] Re:
      >West-facing window heat gain issue
      >>
      >>
      >
      >>  
      >
      >>& aesthetically
      >pleasing exterior doors for 2/3 the cost of
      >Home Depot
      >or
      >Lowe's or
      >BMC:
      >>& custom. 
      >> It was a win - win for me.
      >Custom side
      >lights with
      >double pane glass on
      >either side of the beveled
      >glass plus a
      >special
      >ordered fiberglass door -
      >about 2/3 of what I'd
      >have paid for
      >something
      >available at hardware stores
      >that I didn't
      >like.
      >>
      >>
      >Eileen
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >On Jul 14, 2011, at 2:28 PM, Roy Holder
      >wrote:
      >>
      >>  
      >
      >>>A good
      >insulated door with smaller glass will do
      >just fine.
      >>>The
      >height of the
      >glass is more important than the area, so
      >a narrow
      >tall
      >>>window will give
      >very good ilumination, while reducing
      >solar gain.
      > It is
      >>>not a standard
      >stock item at home depot, you would
      >need someone
      >to make it
      >>>custom for
      >you.
      >>>If you dont need view you
      >could look at
      >adding a glass transom
      >above the
      >>>door.
      >>>All you would
      >need is about
      >6 to 8 inches clear of
      >glass vertially to
      >give
      >>>illumination equal to a
      >1/2 door glass insert.
      >If the house is 1
      >story and
      >>>the roof overhangs
      >the door, you could use
      >clear glazing
      >because the roof
      >>>overhang would
      >protect the glass from all
      >but the
      >lowest sun.
      >>>
      >>>An option is an
      >exterior vertical shade device.
      >A
      >rough sawn cedar frame
      >>>with solar
      >screen material will do an
      >excellent
      >job of reducing afternoon
      >>>sun. Its
      >placement would be
      >important so as
      >not to greatly reduce daylight
      >>>gain
      >too.
      >>>
      >>>If you
      >just use a
      >regular door with a regular window in it
      >(home depot
      >type
      >>>stock item), I
      >would add a 3M low E film called E-1235
      >to the
      >glass. This
      >>>film silvers
      >a little in low light but reduces most
      >solar
      >gain(and 99%+ UV)
      >>>but still
      >lets a lot of visible light in. Last
      >time
      >I used it the material
      >>>was
      >less than 4$ a square foot.
      >>>
      >>>At
      >05:30
      >AM 7/14/2011 -0000, you
      >wrote:
      >>>>
      >
      > P.S.: I had a
      >west-facing
      >>>>door with internal
      >operable
      >blinds encased between the
      >glasses at this same
      >>>>property and
      >the
      >blinds did not operate well
      >during the heat of the day due
      >>>>to
      >their
      >expansion within the glass, so
      >I have nixed that idea pretty
      >much.
      >>>>
      >
      >>>> --- In
      >hreg@yahoogroups.com""<> wrote:
      >>>>>
      >>>>> I
      >wonder if any
      >of you can
      >offer suggestions:
      >>>>>
      >>>>>""& wind powered
      >clothes dryer
      >(AKA my
      >clothesline)is located. The door
      >>>>has a very
      >large gas-filled
      >double
      >paned glass window in it and the laundry
      >>>>room
      >would be very
      >dark
      >without the provided natural light. The door
      >was
      >>>>salvaged out of
      >a UT
      >remodel and I purchased it through the
      >Habitat for
      >>>>Humanity
      >restore
      >several years back, but it has seen
      >better days and has
      >a
      >>>>large area of
      >rot, and I need to replace it.
      >It is one of only
      >two
      >>>>west-facing
      >heat-absorbing features in my
      >house. I did plant a
      >small
      >>>>lace-bark elm
      >between the windowed door
      >and the sun's most
      >direct summer
      >>>>arc, but the
      >soil isn't great there
      >and the poor little
      >things struggling
      >>>>to
      >survive, much less grow into
      >a great shade tree
      >to keep the sun
      >from
      >>>>baking the door and sending
      >its rays on into the
      >house.
      >>>>>
      >
      >>>>> So I wonder what you guys would
      >do? Would you
      >sacrifice the light
      >and go
      >>>>with a solid door? Put
      >another windowed
      >door in and put solar
      >reflective
      >>>>film on it? Rip
      >out the small tree
      >and plant something more
      >substantial?
      >>>>Are there
      >options I'm not
      >considering that come to mind?
      >We hardly ever
      >>>>use
      >our electric heat
      >system and so I'm not at all
      >concerned
      >about
      >>>>maintaining the ability
      >to gain heat from it in the
      >winter
      >months (the two
      >>>>days of winter we
      >have here) but I would hate to
      >lose
      >the natural light.
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >Suggestions?
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >Thanks,
      >>>>>
      >Susan
      >>>>>
      >>>>
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      >>>Roy Holder,
      >AIA
      >>>
      >>>L.M. Holder III,
      >FAIA
      >>>Architects - Planners -
      >Energy
      >Consultants
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      >Springs Rd., Suite 214
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      >Texas 78759
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      >>>
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      Roy Holder, AIA

      L.M. Holder III, FAIA
      Architects - Planners - Energy Consultants
      4202 Spicewood Springs Rd., Suite 214
      Austin, Texas 78759
      P.512.345.8817 ext.24
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